We love the stories of courage and faith in Daniel, but the prophecy in the second half of the book can befuddle us. What we need is a guide—someone who can paint a picture of the historical background that brings the stories in Daniel to life, and who can explain all the prophetic symbolism clearly and simply. This is what the best preachers do, but you don’t have to wait until Sunday’s sermon. Encounter the beautiful depth of Daniel through an enlightening verse-by-verse commentary from John C. Whitcomb that’s both straightforward and insightful. You’ll gain:
- Important historical background
- Insights from the original languages
- Explanations of prophetic symbols
- And more!
You don’t have to go to seminary to encounter God in exciting, new ways through His Word. Discover how much more enjoyable your personal study will be with understandable, quality Bible commentary for everyday life.
About the Author
JOHN C. WHITCOMB (A.B., Princeton University; B.D., Th.M., Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is a former President of the Board of Spanish World Gospel Missions Inc and also served as Professor of Theology and Old Testament at Grace Theological Seminary Winona Lake, Indiana for 49 years. He has lectured around the world and is the author of Daniel and Esther from the Everyday Bible Commentary series, among other titles.
Table of Contents
Publisher's Note 9
1 The Training of Daniel in Babylon 23
2 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Image 39
3 Daniel's Three Friends and the Fiery Furnace 57
4 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the High Tree 67
5 Belshazzar's Feast 77
6 Daniel in the Lions' Den 89
7 The Four Kingdoms and the Little Horn 101
8 The Ram, the Male Goat, and the Little Horn 119
9 Daniel's Prayer and the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks 135
10 Daniel's Final Vision of the Latter Days 153
Selected Bibliography 205
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book of Daniel is one of those books in the Bible that can be difficult to decipher, what with it being a book of prophesy. Finding a good commentary to help you better understand can be a struggle. Some commentaries are just as hard to understand as the text itself but Daniel: Everyday Bible Commentary by John C. Whitcomb is a commentary that can be used by anyone! Taking you verse by verse, the author takes the time to break down each verse to help the reader better discern the text. With a considerable amount of historical background also included, this is a wonderful resource that any Bible scholar would treasure. Highly recommend! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.