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The Message Of Daniel
Bible Speaks Today series
by Dale Ralph Davis
Publisher:IVP(Inter Varsity Press)
I like the Bible Speaks Today series of commentaries, they are a good blend of modern insight and "stories" leading into clear well written biblical commentary with good oversight, detail and analysis working through the book being studied. Daniel is no different on this front, clear analysis in intelligent but readable and readily understandable language that really helps draw out the insights and understandings of what is readily acknowledged as one of the most difficult and complex books of the Bible with its deep prophetic elements. Davis manages to work with these difficulties and draws in some very interesting modern facts to help present them in a more understandable way (some interesting modern knowledge on eating dirt and the reasons for it amongst other gems). It helps clear up some of the complexity whilst not entirely removing the wonder and prophetic shadow that is so essential to the book as the basis for much that comes later in revelation. A good commentary that really does help a modern audience deal with a complex biblical book.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (03/09/13)