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Daniel (NIV Application Commentary | NIVAC)

, 1999
ISBN: 9780310283423
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This volume looks at the book of Daniel, revealing that God, not a human king, is ultimately in control—an appropriate message for today's world of moral decline and political upheaval. This book will help readers bridge the gap between the sixth century B.C. and the present day.

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To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

Top Highlights

“Daniel teaches us that the struggle is not to make the culture Christian, but how a Christian can live in a hostile culture.” (Page 61)

“Though in exile, God gives his people the ability to prosper as well as to be faithful.” (Page 42)

“The best way to view the imagery of Daniel 7 is not in terms of four specific evil empires, but as four kingdoms symbolically representing the fact that evil kingdoms (of an unspecified number)27 will succeed one another from the time of the Exile to the time of the climax of history, when God will intervene and once and for all judge all evil and bring into existence his kingdom.” (Page 190)

“The point is that deep in the psyche of the people of the ancient Near East the sea was more than a dangerous place. It was a threatening force that was ranged against the beneficial forces of creation.” (Page 182)

“Though circumstances appear to favor the power of ungodly human personalities and institutions, God will overpower them.” (Page 89)

The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of very great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God.

J. I. Packer, Regent College

It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.

Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta

The NIV Application Commentary series doesn’t fool around. It gets right down to business, bringing this ancient and powerful Word of God into the present so that it can be heard and delivered with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend’s embrace.

Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message

With the Logos edition the tools, ideas, and insights contained in Daniel allow you to reap the maximum benefit from the NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) series—helping you to use these volumes more efficiently for research and sermon preparation. Whether you are performing Bible word studies, preparing a sermon, or researching and writing a paper, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your entire Logos digital library effectively and efficiently. Daniel will help preachers communicate God’s Word and understand the Gospel in the context of contemporary culture, and the exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit scholars and students of the Bible. What’s more, with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with English translations, and the powerful search tools provide instant access to the information you need for research projects, sermon preparation, and personal study.

Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III serves as Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 35 books, including commentaries on Genesis, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Nahum, and Revelation. His books have been translated into 18 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Christian Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Longman and his wife, Alice, have three sons and eight grandchildren.


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    I am an experienced lay Bible study teacher for adults. I am so tired of working with books with 10 DVD lessons or 10 chapters in a $5 book. I need more meat in my sandwich. The NIVAC is not technical and does not use Greek or Hebrew without explaining what it means. It is not a "Sermon in a box" commentary for pastors. It is a really good explanation of the value of each book and why we should study it..Each NIVAC book divides the Biblical book into practical sections and then 4 subsections for each sections. 1. The NIV text. 2. The "Original Meaning." 3. "Bridging Contexts" to help us understand what is in the section. 4. "Contemporary Significance" to help us understand the message for today. I love the Word Biblical Commentary, or Barclay or Wiersbe; but NIVAC is my go to series whether I am looking for a book for a teacher or a book for the whole class to buy. I have been in a men's Bible Study for 20 years. We wanted to do Daniel again after 12 years. Our usual thinking is to look to Wiersbe or Barclay but thought these might be too light. The Word Biblical Commentary might be too much. I found this book and the entire group loves the layout and the depth. Perfect for us. We will use this series again.
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