The book of daniel claims to be written by daniel himself, and the fact that it is written mostly in the third person does not contradict that claim. Daniel 12 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. The book implies that daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9. This volume on the book of daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the catholic university of america. God honored daniels fervent prayer, and provided him with the interpretation of the kings dreams. Daniel interpretation is part of the interpretation commentary series, and i have now read more than a dozen selections in this volume. Di lella, professor of old testament, and the late louis f. The time would be long before all would be accomplished.
Introduction to daniel bible exposition commentary. A commentary on the book of daniel by cooper abrams. Kjv bible verses from daniel offer free, online access, for those of the christian faith, to study scriptural passages for biblical studies, contained in the. We hope that you find the daniel summary from the kjv bible chapters and verses helpful to your bible studies and for references as a guide to further reference to the book of daniel. The book of daniel is partly historical, relating various circumstances which befel himself and the jews, at babylon. The book is named for a character from the babylonian exile see eras of jewish history exile and diaspora named daniel, although it. An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of daniel. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3. Daniel explained a commentary on the book of daniel overview. 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. The book of daniel bridges the period between the old testament and the new testament 400 years of silence otherwise. Daniel was gods mouthpiece to the gentile and jewish world, declaring gods current and future plans. The book of revelation could not be understood apart from the book of daniel.
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. The apocalyptic sections of daniel portray these attributes of god with signs and symbols. A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of daniel by montgomery, james a. Read daniel commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. In the early 1800s, many honest and godly bible students around the world, independent of one another, begin to unravel the correct meaning of the book of daniel. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel and more. It is one of the additions to daniel, considered apocryphal by protestants. The translated bible text has been through advanced checking.
The anchor bible series offers new, bookbybook translations of the old and new testament and the apocrypha, with commentary. 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. Daniel 7 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Daniel 12 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. Daniel commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor3an introduction to daniel i. This summary of the book of daniel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of daniel. In the first year of darius the son of ahasuerus, of the lineage of the medes, who was made king over the realm of the chaldeans. Revelation chapters 419, is a commentary on the events of daniel s seventieth week daniel 9.
Only a dozen years earlier he had conquered and absorbed. He may have descended from a noble family, perhaps he was even a prince, since normally the prominent people of a nation were taken captive 1. There is a strong enmity between the greeks christian orthodox and the turks muslims that goes back to the conquest of constantinople istanbul and the rise of the ottoman empire. For each story about daniel and his friends, it fills in the historical background and. Daniel with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Generally speaking i am a big fan of the series and i expect anyone involved in preaching, teaching, bible study or christian education will find many valuable pearls of practical wisdom in this book. The book of daniel is a target of critics who doubt that the daniel described in the book actually wrote the book, especially in light of the books amazing prophecies. Part of the section of the bible referred to as ketuvim the writings see the torah, it is an apocalyptic book, like the book of revelations in the new testament. Daniel is the foundation to the book of revelation. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. This chapter relates the beginning of daniel s last vision, which is continued to the end of the book. This chapter relates the beginning of daniels last vision, which is continued to the end of the book. The book of daniel the anchor yale bible commentaries. Perhaps it was this that put daniel into such a fright, and this part of the.
Daniel bridges the entire 70 years of the babylonian captivity from 605 to 536 b. New king james version nkjv, 1982, 1988 by thomas nelson. Almost everyone looks at the book of daniel with a. Covers the many practical applications for the christian living, and examines contemporary false teachings taken from the text, the attacks of the higher critics, and some of the apocryphal additions to the book. Commentary on the book of daniel by matthew henry old. The book of daniel is unsealing middle east and prophecy. Book of daniel from the king james version of the bible. The ancient of days, the one who became known as the father, is seated on a throne.
Daniel 12 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. The word translated grecia in the book of daniel is the name yavan javan, the name of a son of joktan, and of the race ionians, i. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. To tell the truth, i hesitated about making a condensed commentary because it. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. 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. Three of the best commentaries on the book of daniel. 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. Lehman strauss commentary the prophecies of daniel whitcomb injects a historical reference noting that the book of daniel is accurate in listing the medes first because, in spite of the fact that the emperor, cyrus, was a persian, the bulk of his army at this time was still median.
He had probably had access to the letter from jeremiah for several decades, and he had probably understood that the jews exile in babylon would be only seventy years. Top 5 commentaries on the book of daniel ligonier ministries. In this chapter as well as in chapters 5 and 6 we have historical demonstrations of these attributes. The great sea agitated by the winds, represented the earth and the dwellers on. It is clearly established daniel could and did write the book. He may have descended from a noble family, perhaps he was even a prince, since normally the prominent people.
Daniel pretty well understands the first three beasts, but concerning the fourth he desires to be better informed, because it differed so much from the rest, and was exceedingly dreadful, and not only so, but very mischievous, or it devoured and broke in pieces, v. Daniel who through the book received revelations from god. A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of daniel. Like revelation, the book of daniel is a book of assurance. Daniel 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. It is listed in article vi of the 39 articles of the church of england among the books. The great sea agitated by the winds, represented the earth and the dwellers on it troubled by ambitious princes and conquerors.1040 137 716 429 1317 1357 692 1066 68 960 1496 136 553 1496 633 1340 398 911 1215 1037 1017 866 787 928 609 235 1344 89 627 1525 97 1425 1032 642 427 396 305 959 412 59 1033 397