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.
To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections:
“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.
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.
Charles C.G. Miller