OT Library Commentary: Daniel (Carol A. Newsom) (2014)

Prod ID: OTL-Daniel
Price: $24.90

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Note: This volume should not be confused with the 1965 volume on Daniel by Norman W. Porteous.

The book of Daniel is a literary rich and complex story known for its apocalyptic style. Written in both Hebrew and Aramaic, the book begins with stories of Daniel and three Jewish young men Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abednego) who are exiles among the remnant from Judea in Babylon in sixth century b.c.e. It ends with Daniel’s visions and dreams about the Jewish community that offer comfort and encouragement as they endure persecution and hope for deliverance into God’s kingdom.

Newsom’s commentary offers a fresh study of Daniel in its historical context. Newsom further analyzes Daniel from literary and theological perspectives. With her expert commentary, Newsom’s study will be the definitive commentary on Daniel for many years to come.

About the Old Testament Library Series:
The Old Testament Library is one of the most respected commentary series produced in the last 50 years. As with any series that reaches this level of respectability, it is comprehensive in scope while acknowledging that it is not exhaustive. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.

Each commentary provides a verse-by-verse analysis of critical exegetical matters that are then synthesized into a progressively building understanding of the text and interpretation. This includes analysis of problems in history, word meaning, syntactical and grammatical issues, text history, and many other exegetically relevant issues. Nevertheless, despite the breadth of their scope, volumes in the series remain relatively compact in comparison to series who share its aims and scope.

Key Elements

  • Audience: Students, Pastors, and Scholars
  • Perspective: Moderate/Liberal (See Author)
  • Scripture: Inspired
  • General Acceptance of Higher Critical authorship theories, and the reader should be familiar with these type of textual criticism
  • Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary, but a willingness to engage concepts from it will be necessary.

You may be interested in these other OTL/NTL products:

Daniel: A Commentary
• Series: Old Testament Library Commentary
• Author: Carol A. Newsom (with Brennan W. Breed)
• Editors: William P. Brown, Carol A. Newsom, Brent A. Strawn
• Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (2014)


  1. (verified owner) Luke Wagner

    A wonderful commentary on the Book of Daniel. Carol A. Newsom is a wonderful and fascinating communicator, and for anyone who is interested in Daniel studies, this commentary is a must-have resource. The uniqueness of this text lies also in the fact that Brennan W. Breed follows up each chapter of the commentary with a review of the biblical reception history of Daniel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic history; the insights drawn from the reception history of Daniel can aid in interpretation, and is illuminating in many regards.

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