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Themes behind a rather odd book7 May 2009 Daniel is a rather odd little book in the Bible While it is included among the prophets in our English Bibles as well as the Septuagint , in the Hebrew scriptures it is actually included among the writings ie Psalms, Proverbs, etc The book is not strictly prophecy, though it does contain prophecy Daniel is split into two sections, the first 6 chapters being a narrative while the second 6 chapters contain mostly prophecy, written in a new style of w Themes behind a rather odd book7 May 2009 Daniel is a rather odd little book in the Bible While it is included among the prophets in our English Bibles as well as the Septuagint , in the Hebrew scriptures it is actually included among the writings ie Psalms, Proverbs, etc The book is not strictly prophecy, though it does contain prophecy Daniel is split into two sections, the first 6 chapters being a narrative while the second 6 chapters contain mostly prophecy, written in a new style of writing at the time apocalyptic It is interesting to note that the first six chapters occur sequentially, however when we get to the second half the dates of the visions that Daniel has tend to jump backwards to occur between the events of the first six chapters Initially the main character in the book is King Nebucadnezzar, who was responsible for capturing Jerusalem and bringing the Jews to Babylon as exiles This part of the book outlines the struggle between Nebucadnezzar and God and God ultimately wins However, once Nebucadnezzar humbles himself before God in chapter 4, the focus of the book drifts away from Nebucadnezzar and Daniel begins to take a front seat First we see his interactions with Nebucadnezzar s successor, and then the successor to the Babylonian Empire If there is one theme running throughout this book it is that God is in control No matter how difficult and bad things might appear, God always has his hand on things and is manoeuvring events so that his plan for the salvation of the world might reach its conclusion [[ E-pub ]] ↵ Message of Daniel ⇨ God had allowed the unthinkable to happen His people were in exile in Babylon His promises seemed shattered Was God really in control Was he still faithful Did he still care One young man, Daniel, affirmed that he did It was not without struggle, and it cost him to do so But echoing through the centuries of history and resounding from the future that was revealed to him, came the proclamation The Lord is King even in Babylon Parts of the book of Daniel have always been popular the exciting stories of three men in a fiery furnace, Daniel in the den of lions, and the strange handwriting on the wall, which struck terror in the heart of the Babylonian king But beyond the drama, the modern reader faces the enigmatic prophecies of the future What do they mean Were they for Daniel s near future or for ours Ronald S Wallace cuts through these difficulties and exposes the background and message of Daniel for both his day and ours An excellent introduction to the book of Daniel from a Reformed perspective As part of the BST series, it isreadable than a technical commentary, but deals with the issues of the rock in Dan 2, Neb s illness in Dan 5, and how to properly interpret Daniel 7 12 I would recommend it as a introduction to Daniel and a springboard to further study in OT prophecy and NT fulfillment. I have a high respect for The Bible Speaks Today series I think they are good read and have a lot of ideas Even though they claim to be written for less scholarly people, there is still a high level of scholarship in them Some time the commentary provoked good thoughts and other times made me scratch my head.