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The book of Daniel is both familiar and unfamiliar to many Christians. The stories of the fiery furnace and Daniel in the lion’s den are the staples of children’s Bible story books and Sunday school classes. Yet the latter chapters of Daniel’s vision are more unfamiliar and daunting to most believers, who may have been exposed to a variety of end-times speculations constructed from an amalgam of these texts and others drawn from elsewhere in the Bible.

Iain M. Duguid reminds Christians that Daniel gives us more than moral lessons or a prophetic timetable. The whole of the book points us to Christ, whether as the one greater than Daniel who has perfectly lived an exilic life of service and separation for us or as the exalted heavenly Son of Man who took flesh amongst us.

Author Bio

Dr. Duguid is Professor of Religion at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. A native of Great Britain, he taught at Westminster Seminary California from 1996 through 2005. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Reformed Seminary in Mississippi, and planted churches in Fallbrook, California, and Oxford, England. He takes every opportunity to share his love for the Scriptures around the world: he has taught in Latvia, the Ukraine, Canada, and South Africa. In his seminary classes, Dr. Duguid is eager to help students learn how to preach Christ from ancient Hebrew texts in ways that minister to the hearts of contemporary congregations. Dr. Duguid’s Ph.D. thesis, Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel, was published by E.J. Brill. He has also written a commentary on Ezekiel in the NIV Application series, on Daniel (Reformed Expository Commentary), and on Numbers in the Preach the Word series, along with books on Abraham (Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality), Isaac and Jacob (Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace), and the Beatitudes (Hero of Heroes). He is Old Testament editor for the Reformed Expository Commentary and has authored the volumes on Esther & Ruth and Daniel. He has contributed articles and reviews in the Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Themelios and Tabletalk. He was a translator for the Holman Christian Standard Version of the Bible and a contributor to the New Living Translation Study Bible, the ESV Study Bible and the HCSV Study Bible.