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5,351 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following excerpt, Prince reviews past scholarship on The Book of Daniel, arguing that it is a unified work and rejecting doubts about its authorship by the Hebrew prophet Daniel. The Literary ... Read more
3,109 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following excerpt, Davies examines the dual character of The Book of Daniel, explaining that each of the two halves contains two types of stories, some that appeal to laypeople and others to sc... Read more
1,815 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following excerpt, Davies surveys the various scholarly positions on the bilingualism of The Book of Daniel and attempts to date the work on the basis of the languages it uses. The Bilingual Pr... Read more
6,338 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Talmon argues that, because of its historical inaccuracies, The Book of Daniel should be regarded as a fictional work, and proceeds to explore the book's style, imagery,... Read more
11,399 words, approx. 38 pages
In the following essay, LaCocque analyzes various interpretations of the structure, motifs, and allusions in The Book of Daniel, pointing out where he agrees and disagrees with other scholars of the w... Read more
5,538 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Redditt argues that The Book of Daniel was written by a group of Jewish courtier-scribes who were employed by the Seleucids. One of the issues in the study of the Book of Danie... Read more
6,835 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Redditt offers a close reading of the ninth chapter of The Book of Daniel, arguing that the early verses of the chapter reflect the historical situation of the writers; that th... Read more
12,828 words, approx. 43 pages
In the following essays, Wilson considers the historicity of the events described in Daniel as well as the factual basis for identifying Daniel himself. I shall begin the consideration of the historic... Read more
5,068 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following excerpt, Boutflower considers the problem of the composition date of The Book of Daniel, asserting that the book does offer prophetic descriptions and that it was not written after th... Read more
16,329 words, approx. 55 pages
In the following essay (originally delivered as a lecture in 1950), a seminal work of scholarship on The Book of Daniel, Rowley restates the argument for the unity of the book, exploring the weaknesse... Read more
11,979 words, approx. 40 pages
In the following excerpt, Heaton discusses the author and hero of The Book of Daniel before commenting on its status as apocalyptic literature and on issues surrounding its composition. 1 the Book in ... Read more
4,527 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Porteous offers an overview of the major scholarly questions about The Book of Daniel, including the issues of its authorship, its classification, and its status as a work of l... Read more
3,331 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Clifford argues that the author of The Book of Daniel selected and structured historical details to present a new interpretation of history and mythical narrative. Chapters 10-... Read more
7,882 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, LaCocque explores problematic issues relating to The Book of Daniel, discussing its authorship, status as apocalyptic literature, chronology, composition, canonical status, bil... Read more
5,754 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following excerpt, Gammie examines the ways in which interpretation of The Book of Daniel affected the theology and worldview of Christians from the second century up to the Protestant Reformat... Read more