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Herald Press 1994

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The Believers Church Bible Commentary Series is published for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for today—Sunday school teachers, members of Bible study groups, students, pastors, and other seekers. The series is based on the conviction that God is still speaking to all who will listen, and that the Holy Spirit makes the Word a living and authoritative guide for all who want to know and do God’s will.

Each volume illuminates the Scriptures; provides historical and cultural background; shares necessary theological, sociological, and ethical meanings; and, in general, makes "the rough places plain." Critical issues are not avoided, but neither are they moved into the foreground as debates among scholars. The series aids in the interpretive process, but it does not attempt to supersede the authority of the Word and Spirit as discerned in the gathered church.

The Believers Church Bible Commentary is a cooperative project of Brethren in Christ Church, Brethren Church, Church of the Brethren, Mennonite Brethren Church, and Mennonite Church.

Overall Outline

The commentaries are organized into sections according to the major divisions of the text. Each section comprises five parts:

  • An introductory preview
  • A summary outline of the section
  • Explanatory notes
  • The text in its biblical context
  • The text in the life of the church


Paul M. Lederach (Mennonite Church) sees in Daniel a persistent call to endurance and loyalty to God, even while believers suffer for their faith, pray for deliverance, and speak truth to kings. God's reign is ever present and moving to fullness in God's own way. Although ruling beasts may rampage for a while, God is sovereign over history and cuts their time short.

This Old Testament apocalyptic book interprets ancient history through signs and symbols. It predicts a future in which martyrs are raised to everlasting life and share in the triumph of God's kingdom, which shall fill the whole earth.

Product Details

  • Title: Daniel
  • Author: Paul M. Lederach
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 326

About Paul M. Lederach

Paul M. Lederach received a B.A. from Goshen (Ind.) College, a Th.B. from Goshen Biblical Seminary, an M.R.E. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and a D.Ed. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth). He has written many books published by Herald Press, such as Reshaping the Teaching Ministry, Mennonite Youth, Teaching in the Congregation, and A Third Way.

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