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The Book of Daniel Volume 1. Historical, Literary and Theological Perspectives. The Lives of the Wise in an Anti-God World

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423 pages6 hours

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This book, followed by two volumes of commentary, considers the historical background to the book of Daniel and wrestles with historical problems. It examines the structure and unity of the book, evaluates the significance of the use of narrative, compares the book with apocalypses and prophecy, identifies Old Testament influences upon Daniel and notes New Testament texts that appropriate the language and thought of the book. It also takes a look at two integral theological dimensions, kingship and wisdom.

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