Wendy L. Widder provides pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and lay people a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bible’s overarching story—God’s story. In Daniel , Widder moves away from “application” language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, instead encouraging discussion of how Daniel and the Bible can be lived today.
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“Ancient of Days. This epithet for Yahweh occurs only here in the Bible” (Page 155)
“The message of Daniel 7 is simple enough: God will not abandon his people in their oppression, and those who remain faithful will share in his eternal kingdom.” (Pages 164–165)
“Thus, the position of this commentary is that the accounts in the book of Daniel reflect events that happened to a real Daniel and his Judean peers in sixth-century BC-Babylonian exile, and that the prophecies are accurate. However, the question of who ultimately compiled the book, what editorial work they might have done in it, and when that happened cannot be definitively answered.” (Page 5)
“Was Daniel a prophet? Yes, if you believe the affirmation of Jesus (Matt 24:15). Did Daniel have to write every word of the book that bears his name? No.” (Page 4)
“When Nebuchadnezzar yanks the rug out from under Judah and their world crumbles before him, the reasons are not important.30 What matters when the crisis comes is the unshakeable fact that God has not been taken by surprise. More than that, he is in control. He does not suffer defeat to Nebuchadnezzar. Rather, he gives his people into the hand of the Babylonian king. The reasons for such a horrific act on God’s part do not matter, yet. There will be time later to reflect on the causes. In the moment of crisis, the most important thing to be said is that God is still there and he is in the driver’s seat.” (Pages 32–33)
Offering a new type of application commentary for today’s context, the Story of God Bible Commentary series explains and illuminates Scripture as God’s story. Each biblical text is treated as though it were embedded in its canonical and historical setting to discern how to live out the story faithfully and creatively in the twenty-first century.
The authors of this series study and probe the Bible as God’s story, to discern and then articulate how we can live the Bible’s story faithfully and creatively in the culture today. This series offers vital tools for you to understand the original context of biblical passages; to carry insights from the biblical world and ancient Near Eastern literature straight into your context today; and finally, to empower you to discern and communicate biblical insight to your small group or congregation.
You’ll experience the uniqueness of The Story of God Bible Commentary as it helps you read the Bible in light of Christ’s incarnation, encounter theology of the great traditions of the church, and engage with faithful and insightful voices of the global church.
Each commentary is broken into three sections:
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