Daniel

Stephen R. Miller

Daniel
Daniel

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Series: New American Commentary
Categories: Daniel
Tags: PremillennialPastoral

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4.375 out of 5 based on 4 user ratings
Marcus Maher May 31, 2009 2.5 5
Miller's commentary in the NAC series is a mid-level dispensationalist commentary. I wasn't a big fan. I think that it majors on historical matters while ignoring literary ones. This may be because Miller sees the book as completely historical. With that said, the genre of history still may be written in form of a story and thus I find Miller's approach inadequate. History is so important to Miller that it completely dominates the commentary, not only to the neglect of discussing literary style and genre, but also to theology. A glaring example occurs at the close of chapter 5 and the start of chapter 6. He closes his comments on chapter five with a seven sentence discussion of the theological emphases of the chapter. Chapter 6 opens with a seven page discussion of the identity of Darius the Mede. I think that demonstrates misplaced priorities on Miller's part. I wasn't impressed in his handling of the apocalyptic sections either (and not just because I'm not a dispensationalist). The symbols have both a sense and a reference. He focuses too strongly on the latter while missing out on telling the reader why the historical referant is presented in that particular mode. Thus, for someone teaching the text, I don't think that Miller provides a whole lot of help, certainly any of the above commentaries would be far more helpful. 2.5 stars out of 5. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
Jonathan C. September 16, 2008 5 5
Miller does an exceptional job giving an overview of the different viewpoints, dealing with the text, and supporting his view in a short amount of space when compared to other commentaries. He is Pre-Millennial, which is evident in how he addresses Daniel 9:24-27. However, unlike the amazon reviewer states, he does not seem to omit numerous issues.

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