Daniel

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from the twentieth century to the first century But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application The information they offer is valuablebut the job is only half done TheMost Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from the twentieth century to the first century But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application The information they offer is valuable but the job is only half done The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Daniel Most Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from the twentieth century to the first century But they leave us there assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other word

  • Title: Daniel
  • Author: Tremper Longman III David Weston Baker Bill T. Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780310206088
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Daniel”

    1. The NIV Application Commentary Series is great for people who want an in-depth understanding of the book they are studying, but want to combine that with their devotions. It's as the name implies--application-oriented. Oftentimes devotional-type books do little to enhance your understanding of the Bible and its background or help you learn to read it on your own, and commentaries fall short of being devotional in nature--they don't help you apply it. This book does what it sets out to do.I learn [...]

    2. One of the hardest books to preach through is the Book of Daniel. For many of the scene in the Book of Daniel is half historical while the other half is prophecy. It is therefore extremely helpful that Zondervan Publications has put out a commentary on the Book of Daniel in the NIV application Commentary series. This commentary is well-known and respected in both popular and scholarly circles. For the NIV application Commentary series truly helps the exegete understand the original context of th [...]

    3. This is an excellent commentary for helping readers navigate the often murky waters of the Old Testament book of Daniel. Longman avoids the excesses of many who devise elaborate systems to give us exact dates of future events and exact names of the players who will bring us to the brink of the end of history. In an even-handed and reasoned approach, Longman admits the difficulties in interpreting the text and offers his scholarly opinions with a sense of humility and grace. I especially apprecia [...]

    4. Though I don't really agree with several conclusions, (and every conclusion with regard to Daniel should probably be affirmed with great caution) Longman presents his arguments for his interpretation well, and acknowledges that other scholars present valid arguments for other conclusions. This is how gracious scholarship should go. Also, Longman makes the book of Daniel accessible to a broader audience and worthwhile for faithful living and not just for eschatalogical junkies. He handles the apo [...]

    5. This is the first I've read of the NIV Commentary series and it was good for a devotional commentary. Longman was quite good and balanced on chapters 1-6 but I was disappointed with his approach to the apocalyptic portion of his work. His treatment of the 70 weeks in Daniel 9 was especially shallow. He often skipped over some of the more difficult interpretive issues with nothing more than a quick nod. I appreciated his interaction with the dating of Daniel throughout the whole work. This commen [...]

    6. Along with Enns on Exodus, one of the best NIVAC commentaries I've used. Again, was very helpful for preaching through Daniel, and was enjoyable to read.

    7. I recently preached a sermon series on the book of Daniel, and this was the commentary I most frequently consulted.

    8. Usually I really enjoy the NIV Application Commentaries. This one however . . . rather dry, not nearly as much personal application as some of the other ones that I have read.

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