Resources for Studying the Book of Daniel

March 11, 2009

Submitted by WRF Member Susan Logan.

In our women's Bible study, we have been working our way through the book of Daniel. I found When and Where in the Bible and throughout History by E. Michael and Sharon Rusten crucial for gaining an overview of the events that surrounded Babylon's destruction of Jerusalem, the subsequent Persian conquest, and the return of the Israelites from exile.

Several commentaries have proved helpful supplements to my study and frequent re-readings of the text. These books offer both complementary and contradictory viewpoints! All connect Daniel to the New Testament, but in remarkably diverse ways. Written primarily for the laymen, each commentary includes textual implications for us. 

I think this is a great summary of the book of Daniel: "The Lord is King! Live like the Lord is King!"

Commentaries:

Daniel, by Iain M. Duguid, Reformed Expository Commentary series, published by P & R. 

Hope in the Midst of A Hostile World, by George M. Schwab, The Gospel According to the Old Testament series; P & R 

The Message of Daniel, by Ronald S. Wallace, The Bible Speaks Today series; IVP 

Daniel, by Tremper Longman III, New International Version Application Commentary; Zondervan.

I'd love to hear about resources you've found helpful for studying and teaching Daniel. 

Susan Logan, susanllogan@aol.com