You will also find options for commentaries on daniel that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. Daniel 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Cyruss reign over babylon, the scene of the later chapters of daniel began in 539 b. But if its inclusion in the canon had depended on its hebrew form, it would have been necessary to translate the whole into hebrew. A list of the best commentaries on daniel ranked by scholars. Daniel overview james burton coffman commentaries on the bible. This massive twentyone volume collection features some of the best commentaries and studies on the book of daniel from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Daniel the prophet warns us of a terrible time ahead for the entire world. Through a series of dreams and visions and their interpretations daniel is shown an outline of future kingdoms of the world.
The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology a portrayal of end times cosmic in scope and political in focus. The book of daniel has sometimes been classified with the prophetic books of the old testament, a mistake owing largely to a failure to distinguish between the predominant characteristics of prophetic and apocalyptic writings. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel and more. The book of daniel is a collection of papers written at several times. As i have read the book of daniel in my daily bible reading, it has been helpful to refer to rons book for the specific chapters i just read and glean some insights. Page 89 if it be so, our god whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, o king. The book of daniel, a book of the old testament found in the ketuvim writings, the third section of the jewish canon, but placed among the prophets in the christian canon. A commentary on the book of daniel by stuart, moses, 17801852. Top 5 commentaries on the book of daniel ligonier ministries. Sinclair ferguson daniel the preachers commentary, 2002. It is indeed a sad paradox that in a clearly prophetic book like daniel, the writer of a commentary on daniel would be assessed as weak in eschatology. The book keeps telling stories about how daniel and his friends are saved by god whenever the light seemed like it was about to go out and the wicked kings were about to do something horrible. The book of daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of endtimes events, but sometimes christians have been so obsessed with.
Porphyry claimed that instead of being written by daniel about b. Jan 01, 1982 this book is probably a 4 or 5 star book if you actually hold the premillenial view or want to know how that eschatology interprets daniel. Each verse and each sentence is dissected to unveil great prophesies which are coming to fruition today. The commentary on the book of daniel by hippolytus of rome in the old church slavonic translation contents in bulgarian and summary in english. The book of daniel no other book in the bible has been attacked like the book of daniel. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel 1 and more.
The first six chapters contain accounts of faith that inspire both young and old b. The book of daniel is a study, a commentary of the book of daniel in the bible. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. A commentary on the book of daniel by cooper abrams. One of the more fascinating books of the bible is the book of daniel.
Daniel 1 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the. But if not, be it known unto thee, o king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Daniel certainly knew of jeremiahs prophecies about the destruction and restoration of israel. The fascinating book of daniel teacher s notes page 2 4. Daniel 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of daniel. This shows the kings ability and judgment, without which he could not have discerned their fitness for. A proper understanding of daniel, chapters 2 and 7, and of daniel 9. A great exposition with unique charts and diagrams. Because prophecy bulks large in the bible, i would like to say a word about it before we look at the book of daniel specifically. The last six chapters are filled with apocalyptic visions that challenge even the most advanced bible students and scholars 2.
A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. Jan 10, 2009 turning from a classic reformed commentary on daniel to one of the newest, iain duguids work on daniel in the reformed expository commentary series is an outstanding reference. A commentary on the book of daniel southside christian. Daniel also has vivid, symbolic visions about the future of israel, world kingdoms, and the kingdom of godexposing us to some of gods longterm plan for the world. Best daniel commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. Understanding the book of daniel free bible booklets. The prophet daniel lived in the sixth century before the birth of jesus. The chaldee form of the word occurs only in daniel 4. Its whats called a popular commentary, which deals more with practical application.
Daniel 1 commentary john gills exposition of the bible. Daniel overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Daniel belongs to the latter group, a type of writing that in many respects sharply contrasts prophetic literature. The project gutenberg ebook of the expositors bible. Read daniel 1 commentary using john gills exposition of the bible.
This is an excellent commentary on the book of daniel. He besieged jerusalem, soon made himself master of it, seized the king, took whom he pleased and what he pleased away with him, and then. Book of daniel bible study mike mazzalongo bibletalk. A commentary on the book of daniel renald showers on. In todays excerpt from the most recent edition in the story of god bible commentary series, author wendy l. The widely held view that the book of daniel is largely fictional rests mainly on the modern philosophical assumption that longrange predictive prophecy is impossible. Classic commentaries and studies on daniel logos bible software. This book takes its name not from the author, who is actually unknown, but from its hero, who was allegedly among the first jews deported to babylon, where he lived at least until 538 b. It would be worthwhile and advisable to read the page on bible prophecy symbols first to gain a comprehensive understanding of the many bible symbols before beginning. But he also provides wonderful hope for those who submit their lives to god. Daniel 1 keil and delitzsch ot commentary bible hub. He does not use the particle implying fitness, but says he heard the. Porphyry, an intelligent man, produced a detailed verse by verse study of the book of daniel in support of his argument for a second century date in volume 12 of his 15 volume work against the christians which survives in part in jeromes 5th century commentary on daniel wilken, 1984. Commentaries on the book of the prophet daniel calvin university.
It cannot be overemphasized how relevant this book is to our current generation. Commentaries on the book of the prophet daniel forgotten books. Daniel is a book of prophecy that gives assurance to gods people about the future. The last six chapters are filled with apocalyptic visions that. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in daniels prophecy. With scholars and authors such as moses stuart, charles h. A commentary on the book of daniel internet archive. Daniel explainedone of the most extensively researched commentaries on the book of daniel ever writtenoffers a thorough treatment of both the dramatic episodes and the prophetic visions. Dispensational commentary on daniel that includes larkins famous charts.
Suffering did not daunt daniel s purpose to live for god. You can find the best commentary on daniel for you using the tools on the right side. Tregelles, classic commentaries and studies on daniel 21 vols. Strictly speaking, the book does not belong to the prophetic writings but rather to a distinctive type of literature known as apocalyptic, of which it is an early specimen. These visions have an affinity in genre to both hebrew prophecy and apocalyptic literature which began in isaiah, but is fully developed in daniel 712 and zechariah. The last six chapters contain prophecies written by daniel himself. The hero of the book of daniel in the ketuvim section of the bible is one of the jews exiled in babylonia, a soothsayer at the babylonian court under nebuchadnezzar who died in 562 b. However, based on what the book claims to be, a commentary on the book of daniel, i can only give it one star. The book of daniel covers his life from a teenager to his death as a captive in babylon. Jun 20, 2019 heres me commentary on a collection of mint gym fails. Great examples of courage, faith, faithfulness, humility, patience, devotion, etc.
Daniel is the story of the people of israel in exile, longing to return to the land of israel. The purpose of the book of daniel in the book of daniel the scriptures foretell how the lord will deal with the people of daniel the jews and the gentile nations. The book of daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the jews.
This begins the visions of daniel which overlap the events of daniel 16. Publication date 1927 topics bible publisher new york. The dates of the three kings mentioned in the book are well known. A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of daniel by montgomery, james a. Daniel 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, charles haddon spurgeon. One fourth of the books in the bible are of prophetic nature. The book of daniel is no exception for it provides a wealth of information to those who would diligently consider it and its teachings. This chapter relates the beginning of daniel s last vision, which is continued to the end of the book. For each story about daniel and his friends, it fills in the historical background and develops spiritual applications. The first six chapters are a collection of historical papers written by. An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of daniel.
The book of daniel was evidently written by people from the let god do it camp. Daniel, as many other authors of the antiquity and the bible, writes of himself in the third person throughout the first part of the book. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor1preface the study of any of the old testament prophets is a worthwhile endeavor. The time would be long before all would be accomplished.
Much of the book is even written in aramaic, the language that was spoken in babylonia during the seventy years of exile following the destruction of the first beit hamikdash. The book of revelation could not be understood apart from the book of daniel. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. Each verse and each sentence is dissected to unveil great prophecies which are coming to fruition today. Daniel refused to do anything that would, in anyones mind, think he was denying god. Commentaries for biblical expositors excellent resource bolding added for emphasis ed comment. Study daniel 1 using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning.
And the king communed with them to try their proficiency. Daniel overview james burton coffman commentaries on the. Tremper longman iii daniel niv application commentary, 1999. Daniel summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of daniel for bible study or sunday school lessons. Daniel 1 new international version niv daniels training in babylon. Jehoiakim came to the throne at the end of the year, which jeremiah reckons as the first year, but which daniel leaves out of count, being an incomplete year. A study of the book of daniel outline a study of the book of daniel dr. Foretells future world events to come that affects israel. This final chapter of the book of daniel focuses on the end timethe time just. Daniel explained a commentary on the book of daniel overview. The book of daniel is a study, a commentary, of the book of daniel in the bible. The book of daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of endtimes events, but sometimes christians have been so obsessed with this that we have missed its main message. It does not say these years were concluded before the events of ch.
The book of daniel belongs to a unique class of writings known as apocalyptic. The book of daniel stands as a unique mix in the old testament, for while it begins with history, it makes a strong transition at chapter 7, where it contains visions of future events significant to the jews. The translated bible text has been through advanced checking. Kliefoth in their commentaries on the book of daniel. Robert lindsteds work, the zondervan niv study bible 2002, and various other sources. Daniel fits into the bible in an interesting way, too.
Commentary on the book of daniel by matthew henry old. Its not a critical commentary, so its not full of information about etymology, syntax and dramatic nuances in the text. Clarence larkin, a servant of god, whose life was wholly devoted to the study, teaching, and preaching of gods precious word. Watch our overview video on the book of daniel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Daniel god my judge, which accords with the character and contents of the book.
Steinmanns commentary is found within the concordia commentary series, whose subtitle is a theological exposition of sacred scripture. In more mundane language, it is an account of the activities and visions of daniel, a noble jew exiled at babylon, its message being that just as the god of israel saved daniel and his friends from their enemies, so. Internet archive contributor princeton theological seminary library. In any case the linguistic diversity in parts of this book is no reason for assuming two sources for it, as meinhold does in his commentary p. The following pages are a scripture by scripture bible commentary on each chapter of the book of daniel and many historical quotes are given to reinforce the truth. Daniel commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The book of daniel is one of the most thrilling books in the bible, and it is, of course, a book on prophecy.
Daniel 1 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes christianity. Daniel 1 niv daniels training in babylon in the bible. Duguid daniel reformed expository commentary, 2008. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real. As isaac newton in his observations on the prophecies of daniel 1732 put it. The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences of daniel and his. Bible study notes on the book of daniel ed knorrs study notespartly based on dr. Yet most people today have never heard of john gill. This introductory lesson will situate the historical setting for the book of daniel and its relationship to the book of revelation. Read daniel commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Classic commentaries and studies on daniel 21 vols. The exposition of the book of daniel is the closing and crowning work by rev. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament.
Daniel the man is an example to all those who study him. No commentary has yet achieved unanimous agreement, but this book embodies essentially the premillennial approach to the book of daniel. Doughty southside christian church june 2015 introduction. A commentary on the book of daniel by pastor galen l. Revelation chapters 419, is a commentary on the events of daniel s seventieth week daniel. A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of daniel. Daniel was a leader who went against public opinion.
The book of daniel is about how god shows his everlasting wisdom, power, and faithfulness through one of israels greatest prophets. The kings dream and its interpretation were then revealed by god to daniel, in answer. Book of daniel overview insight for living ministries. Nov 21, 2014 daniel a commentary will provide you with greater insight and understanding into the old testament book of daniel. Please consider using the join feature on my channel to support this content monthly. However, this insight is heavily biased toward historical and social considerations, with scant emphasis on broad themes, exegesis, or what the text really means. What special understanding did god give to daniel above his associates. Daniel was born to the royal family and of noble birth dan. Of the first descent which nebuchadnezzar, king of babylon, in the first year of his reign, made upon judah and jerusalem, in the third year of the reign of jehoiakim, and his success in that expedition dan. Introduction to daniel bible exposition commentary. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. This commentary should be of use to both pastors and general readers.559 475 11 670 1162 1202 662 1139 1041 5 145 175 692 1329 323 1194 1411 871 1336 322 667 352 1179 1052 1004 1249 448 5 473 457 1234 381 519 713 1070 892 890 1362 1005 202 602 138 567