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This collection features some of the best commentaries and studies on the Book of Daniel from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. Featuring such scholars and historical figures as William Kelly, Joseph A. Seiss, and Isaac Newton, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Daniel offers nearly 5,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and application on this highly influential and sometimes controversial book of the Old Testament. These works have had an enduring impact on Old Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

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Key Features

  • Collects 5,000 pages of classic commentary on Daniel
  • Provides detailed analysis of opaque prophetic passages in Daniel
  • Features noted authors from a wide variety of backgrounds

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on Daniel Upgrade
  • Volumes: 17
  • Pages: 4,932
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Daniel

Individual Titles

Voices from Babylon: The Records of Daniel the Prophet

  • Author: Joseph A. Seiss
  • Publisher: Porter & Coates
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 405

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The city of Babylon takes its name from a word meaning the gate of God, and Daniel’s own name means God’s Judge. In these 14 lectures, Lutheran minister Joseph A. Seiss analyzes the entire book of Daniel as the voice of God, coming from the gates of God. Though he consults a wide range of other works on Daniel, Seiss’ primary goal is to “restate the contents of the book in the direct import of its own terms.”

Joseph A. Seiss (1823–1904) was an American theologian and Lutheran minister known for his religion writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism. He is the author of A Miracle in Stone: The Great Pyramid of Egypt and Luther and the Reformation: The Life-Springs of Our Liberties, and Popular Lectures on the Epistle of Paul, the Apostle, to the Hebrews.

An Outline Study of the Book of Daniel

  • Author: Eugene Craighead Caldwell
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Committee of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 41

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In this brief volume, Presbyterian minister Eugene C. Caldwell outlines the book of Daniel. The work is designed for seminary students and features a postmillennial reading of Daniel’s prophecy.

Eugene Craighead Caldwell (1876–1931) was an American Presbyterian minister and was also the author of Chronological Outline of the Life of Christ and Life and Letters of Paul: Twelve Studies in Outline.

Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel

  • Author: Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1831
  • Pages: 284

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While Isaac Newton is immortalized for his seminal contributions to mathematics and physics, the man who changed the way we look at apple trees also applied his unique observational talents to the Bible. In this, one of several posthumously published works of biblical study, Newton dissects the most prominent images in the book of Daniel. His observations reveal a thoughtful faith and are characteristic of the shifting religious landscape of the Enlightenment.

Isaac Newton (1642–1726) was an English mathematician, physicist, and theologian. A key figure in the scientific revolution, his book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is the cornerstone of classical mathematics. Newton developed the three Newtonian laws of Motion and the law of universal gravitation, built the first reflecting telescope, and codeveloped, with Gottfried Lebniz, the mathematical study of calculus. Newton was also a dedicated student of biblical chronology and theology, with several works in these fields being published posthumously.

Prophetic Outlines of the Christian Church and the Antichristian Power, as Traced in the Visions of Daniel and St. John

  • Author: Benjamin Harrison
  • Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 480

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In these 12 lectures on Daniel and Revelation, Benjamin Harrison traces the origins and ultimate destiny of the church and its enemies. Part of the lecture series founded by the bishop of Gloucester, William Warburton, these addresses outline the prophetic events on which there was consensus in nineteenth-century England, and outlines the various beliefs about the prophecies and their fulfillment.

Benjamin Harrison was archdeacon of Maidstone and domestic chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury, William Howley.

The Past History and Future Destiny of Israel: As Unfolded in the Eighth and Succeeding Chapters of the Book of Daniel

  • Author: Robert Wodrow
  • Publisher: Blackie and Son
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 299

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Scottish historian Robert Wodrow illustrates how the vision of daily sacrifices and the 70 weeks relates to the history of the Jewish people and the rest of the book of Daniel. Wodrow writes from a premillennial perspective. He exhorts ministers to encourage the church with knowledge of its triumphant destiny, despite future trial.

Robert Wodrow (1679–1734) was a Scottish historian and the author of The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution.

Lectures, Expository and Practical, on the Book of the Prophet Daniel, vol. 1

  • Author: Charles Popham Miles
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1840
  • Pages: 287

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The rapid physical and cultural shifts industrial development brought upon the nineteenth century left many with a feeling of uncertainty—and thoughts that the end must be near. Reflecting the spiritual urgency of many, Anglican minister Charles Popham Smith delivered these 12 lectures on Daniel with “that plain, unadorned, and easy language, appropriate to discourses from the pulpit.” Volume one covers the first six chapters of Daniel.

Charles Popham Miles (1810–1891) was joint curate of St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea, and a faculty member at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Lectures, Expository and Practical, on the Book of the Prophet Daniel, vol. 2

  • Author: Charles Popham Miles
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 495

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The rapid physical and cultural shifts industrial development brought upon the nineteenth century left many with a feeling of uncertainty—and thoughts that the end must be near. Reflecting the spiritual urgency of many, Anglican minister Charles Popham Smith delivered these 12 lectures on Daniel with “that plain, unadorned, and easy language, appropriate to discourses from the pulpit.” Volume two covers the last six chapters of Daniel.

Charles Popham Miles (1810–1891) was joint curate of St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea, and a faculty member at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Historical Exposition of Daniel

  • Author: William Harris Rule
  • Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 363

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In this volume, British missionary William Harris Rule reads the entire book of Daniel in light of history up to the mid nineteenth century. William Harris Rule tests Daniel’s historicity and the reliability of his prophecy, finding them both trustworthy. He offers helpful commentary on how the context of Daniel shapes our understanding of his message.

William Harris Rule (1802–1890) was a British Methodist missionary and writer. He is also the author of several historical and biographical works, including History of the Inquisition, The Third Crusade, and Spirit of the Reformation.

Horæ Propheticæ: Dissertation on the Book of the Prophet Daniel

  • Author: Joseph Wilson
  • Publisher: T. and E. Bell
  • Publication Date: 1824
  • Pages: 347

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Joseph Wilson delivers 15 studies on Daniel designed to set forth “the most easy and most consistent expositions of the various prophecies which Daniel delivers.” Wilson approaches Daniel as “a grand and sublime history of the world,” clueing readers into the book’s historical context and modern significance. His rigorous insights retain a devotional quality that encourages readers to trust in God and boldly approach the future with the knowledge of Christ’s ultimate victory.

Joseph Wilson (1773–1837) was the rector of Laxton, Northampshire from 1820 until his death. He is also the author of Sacred Pneumatology: The Scripture Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

Daniel, an Improved Version attempted: With a Preliminary Dissertation, and Notes

  • Author: Thomas Wintle
  • Publisher: Thomas Tegg & Son
  • Publication Date: 1836
  • Pages: 332

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In this commentary, Anglican minister Thomas Wintle provides helpful critical and historical notes on all 12 chapters of Daniel. Wintle comments extensively on how the character of Daniel is an ideal example of Christian virtue. He also includes an introductory essay that introduces Daniel’s historical context and his relationship to other biblical prophets is his era.

Thomas Wintle (1733–1804) was a fellow at Pembroke College and rector of Brightwell, Berkshire. He is also the author of The Expediency, Prediction, and Accomplishment of the Christian Redemption Illustrated.

The Story of Daniel the Prophet

  • Author: Stephen Nelson Haskell
  • Publisher: Bible Training School
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 418

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Stephen Nelson Haskell’s Story of Daniel the Prophet is written with the firm belief that “the Bible is the most interesting of all books.” Breaking out of the “heavy, somber style” that too often accompany analysis of God’s Word, Haskell’s volume is aimed at families and schools. This straightforward work reveals the interest the Bible holds for all people—young and old, scholar and lay person.

Stephen Nelson Haskell also authored The Cross and Its Shadow and The Story of the Seer of Patmos.

The Kingdom which Shall Not Be Destroyed: An Exposition of Prophecy, More Especially of Daniel, Chap. VII

  • Author: J. Oswald
  • Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company
  • Publication Date: 1856
  • Pages: 312

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Lutheran minister Jonathan Oswald brings attention to Daniel’s prophecies of the coming kingdom that were the understudied. Oswald’s particular focus is Daniel chapter 7 and the vision of the four beasts. He encourages readers with the knowledge of Christ’s establishment of a kingdom which shall not be shaken.

Jonathan Oswald was pastor of St. Paul’s Church in York, Pennsylvania and was an important figure in the temperance movement in Pennsylvania.

Daniel the Prophet

  • Author: William Kelly
  • Publisher: T. Weston
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 29

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In this brief volume, William Kelly examines Daniel’s role as prophet, and the significance of this role to the rest of the book. Kelly’s work is rigorous, but eminently readable. He reaches all audiences with a message that keeps Christ as the key to understanding the Bible.

William Kelly (1821–1906) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was highly involved with the Plymouth Brethren. His other works include Christ Tempted and Sympathizing, Lectures on the Book of Daniel, In the Beginning and the Adamic Earth, and Three Prophetic Gems.

Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

  • Author: William Kelly
  • Publisher: Wilson Foundation
  • Pages: 35

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In this brief study of Daniel’s 70 weeks, William Kelly reminds the reader that the key to understanding any biblical text, even one so mysterious as Daniel’s prophecies, is the life and work of Christ. Kelly’s work is an accessible guide to various understandings of the 70 weeks, encouraging Christians to hold loosely all things that are not the gospel message.

William Kelly (1821–1906) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was highly involved with the Plymouth Brethren. His other works include Christ Tempted and Sympathizing, Lectures on the Book of Daniel, In the Beginning and the Adamic Earth, and Three Prophetic Gems.

The Time of the End and the “Weeks” of Daniel: A Discovery and Restatement

  • Author: H.G. de St. Dalmas
  • Publisher: Charles J. Thynne
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 189

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Writing during the climax of World War I, H.G. de St. Dalmas writes with an urgency representative of a population marked by violence of an unprecedented scale. De St. Dalmas dissects the meaning of Daniel’s 70 weeks and analyzes the position of the world and the signs of the times during World War I.

H.G. de St. Dalmas was an early-twentieth-century Bible teacher and a member of the Scripture Research Society and the Bible League.

The Times of Daniel: An Argument

  • Author: Henry W. Taylor
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph & Company
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 213

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In this work, Henry Taylor argues that the last six chapters of Daniel all relate to events that have occurred and are yet to occur after Pentecost. Taylor style is clear and logical as he walks the reader through what he sees as errors in traditional historical chronologies.

Henry W. Taylor was a judge on the New York Court of Appeals.

The Historical Passages and Characters in the Book of Daniel: Eight Lectures

  • Author: J.C. Crosthwaite
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 403

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In these lectures, J.C. Crosthwaite defends the historicity of Daniel and its place in the canon. Crosthwaite examines the first six chapters of Daniel, pointing toward the theme of God’s faithfulness that runs through the whole narrative.

John Clarke Crosthwaite (1800–1874) also authored A Discourse of Church Government and Modern Hagiology: An Examination of the Nature and Tendency of Some Legendary and Devotional Works.