Publisher Lexham Press
In this volume from the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, Paul Tanner argues that the book of Daniel is the Old Testament blueprint of the Bible's overarching eschatological narrative. Tanner examines key aspects of the book of Daniel such as the revelation of Israel's future in relation to gentile kingdoms, God's exaltation of Daniel as a channel through whom he reveals his will and God's sovereign control of the nations under whom Israel is being disciplined. Tanner provides exegetical insight to help readers better understand not only how God worked in Israel's history through Daniel, but how he sovereignly directs all of world history—for all time.
Paul Tanner's commentary on Daniel is outstanding. Exhaustive, accessible and insightful. Tanner thoughtfully and fairly engages with the multitude of positions regarding authorship, date, historicity, language and textual difficulties. With skill and precision, Tanner interacts with the breadth of interpretive views and strategies while guiding the reader to sound exegetical conclusions. Convinced of 6th century BC Danielic authorship and the predictive nature of Daniel's prophecy, Tanner convincingly supports the claim that "Daniel is probably the most foundational book in the Old Testament for New Testament eschatology" (1). It is the exception when robust scholarship and engaging clarity walk hand in hand in such a commentary. Tanner's "Daniel" is certainly one of those exceptions. As a teaching pastor, I highly recommend this commentary and hope that it serves as a model for Old Testament, Evangelical scholarship in the days to come.
It is hard to grasp the vast number of hours that Dr. Tanner has obviously spent prayerfully and carefully studying the Old Testament book of Daniel. Add to that the tremendous number of pages written by many current, past, and even ancient theologians that Dr Tanner has likewise studied. His commentary is insightful and practical for anyone who is serious about increasing their knowledge of what is contained in the book of Daniel. Readers can benefit greatly as they deepen their personal relationship with Christ. I absolutely recommend this book as the primary commentary to go to if a deeper understanding of Daniel is sought.
This is the best, most detailed commentary on Daniel that you will find. Dr. Tanner deals with every issue in such amazing detail. You will love this commentary.
Excellent, just excellent! Perhaps the Best commentary on the Book of Daniel ever written! I highly recommend this commentary!
This is an up-to-date premillennial interpretation of Daniel with ample interaction with scholarship and a bold defense of the 6th-century date. Even if one does not agree with everything he says, this is a mandatory commentary on any serious Daniel student's shelf.