By Donald E. Gowan
Each quantity includes 4 components:
-- an creation that addresses the most important matters raised via the writing; the literary style, constitution, and personality of the writing; the occasional and situational context of the writing, together with its wider social and ancient context; and the theological and moral value of the writing inside of those a number of contexts
-- a observation at the textual content, equipped by way of literary devices, overlaying literary research, exegetical research, and theological and moral analysis
-- an annotated bibliography
-- a short topic index
Gowan takes complete account of crucial present scholarship and secondary literature, whereas now not trying to interact in technical educational debate. the basic drawback of this and each quantity is research and dialogue of the literary, sociohistorical, theological, and moral dimensions of the biblical texts themselves. every one quantity attends to problems with detailed hindrance to scholars of the Bible: literary style, constitution and personality of the writing, celebration and situational context of the writing, wider social and old context, the theological and moral importance of the writing inside of those numerous contexts, and the like.
Daniel--one of the main misused books of the Bible--is learn during this statement as a robust message bearing on wish and accountability for believers who, for numerous purposes, need to face the theological query, "Who's accountable here?" The booklet of Daniel insists that the God of Israel is liable, despite what conditions might point out; then reveals methods, via tale and imaginative and prescient, to reassure the devoted that there's a destiny for them after all.
The observation exhibits that what can be taken as simply "Sunday college stories"--the lions' den and the fiery furnace--do elevate concerns from actual existence that experience confronted believers again and again around the centuries. It additionally is helping readers to appreciate find out how to learn Daniel's predictions of the long run in a fashion that's such a lot devoted to Scripture as a whole.
The writer explores the commonly disparate meanings which have been attributed to the visions within the booklet. He investigates 4 uncomplicated interpretations that shape the root of examining the e-book of Daniel.
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