Though it is perhaps unwise to state unconditionally that one book of the Bible is more important than another, it is true that certain books are more important than others for specific doctrines. Genesis is crucial for the doctrine of origins; Romans is crucial for the doctrine of justification. Likewise, Daniel is crucial for the understanding of eschatology. The Book of Daniel is basic for prophetic study.
Mr. Roy Gingrich has carefully analyzed the main prophetic segments of The Book of Daniel – Daniel, chapters 2, 7, 8, 9, 10-12. A proper understanding of Daniel, chapters 2 and 7, and of Daniel 9:24-27, is essential to a proper understanding of Biblical prophecy, and these passages Mr. Gingrich has carefully examined. No commentary has yet achieved unanimous agreement, but this book embodies essentially the premillennial approach to The Book of Daniel. Secondly, the author has provided us with an exceptionally fine treatment of that crucial prophetic passage, Daniel 9:24-27, the prophecy of Israel’s Seventy Weeks. Not only has he examined it phrase by phrase, but he has also set his passage in the wider prophetic context of the Bible, skillfully weaving in those prophetic events given elsewhere in the bible that relate to the Seventieth Week. Thirdly, the author has drawn from The Book of Daniel vital, practical lessons. The events of the Old Testament were recorded for our admonition, I Corinthians 10:11, and Mr. Gingrich does not fail to apply the truth of Daniel to the heart and conscience. Fourthly, Mr. Gingrich has given to us a brief but valuable introduction to the general study of prophecy, and this introduction will repay careful study.
Praise for the Print Edition
These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.
—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY
These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.
—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed.
—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College
- Title: The Book of Daniel
- Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
- Publisher: Riverside Press
- Publication Date: 1994
- Pages: 52
About Roy Edward Gingrich
Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.