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The NIV Application Commentary : Daniel Hardcover – March 29, 1999
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Then, Longman's approach transformed our entire study. It was wonderful. My top-notch Bible student (98) thanked me literally with tears in his eyes, "I've studied this a hundred times, and you got it right. Thank you."
No, thanks Professor Longman. His exegesis of the first half of that chapter transforms everything.
BTW, the reviewer from Florida who wants more depth and breadth on the second half of the chapter and the rest of Daniel--and the OT--will want to get that (and MUCH more) by reading "God Is a Warrior," Longman's outstanding treatment of that motif through the whole Bible--with Dan Reid. I'm sure that's a plenary approach the reviewer would entirely appreciate. My humble suggestion.
The commentary is arranged by chapters and contains sections on the original meaning of the text, the context in relation to the whole Bible, and contemporary significance of the text. His writing is easy to comprehend and pleasant to read. The book would work equally well as reference or as a group Bible study.
Longman is solidly reformed. He resists the temptation to use the prophesy in Daniel to set specific dates for the end-times. In fact, he has publicly debated Harold Camping on just this issue. Although not directly addressed, his traditional approach effectively answers the error promoted by dispensationalists.
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Great commentary with a very sane perspective regarding end-time prophecies and events. Longman considers 'God's powerful control over all in spite of life's temporary... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Donald Bader
Longman is always good, the limitations here are those of this series. They lack the depth, and scholarly approach of other series, but there is so little of quality among... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Thomas R Wyatt
This is the first I've read of the NIV Commentary series and it was good for a devotional commentary. Read morePublished 10 months ago by N. C. Moore