The book of Daniel presents a God who is there and is not silent.
Joe M. Sprinkle connects Daniel with the biblical story. Debates rage around Daniel’s dating, historicity, and referents. With this focus on historical context, Daniel’s canonical context is often lost. While arguing for conservative dating and historicity, Sprinkle focuses on how Daniel is a fulcrum for many theological themes in both the Old and New Testaments. Daniel says much about God’s nature, his relationship with history, the heavenly host, the Messiah, the coming kingdom, and the last things.
Joe Sprinkle's commentary presents the best of evangelical scholarship on Daniel: an even-handed evaluation of the most recent thought on both individual passages and the theology of the book as a whole. While he strives to present his own view of the theological questions raised by Daniel, he also respectfully interacts with other scholars, allowing readers to grasp his method while also evaluating what others have to say.
—Andrew Steinmann, Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew, Concordia University Chicago
Dr. Sprinkle has produced a clear, well-researched commentary on a very difficult book. The introduction lays out the important issues necessary for understanding the book of Daniel, and the difficult issues are handled fairly while maintaining a conservative, evangelical perspective for the book. His attempt to provide a biblical-theological commentary that pulls together almost one hundred pages of biblical themes found in the book of Daniel may prove to be its greatest asset. Also, his discussion on Daniel 9:24–27 is even-handed and well-researched. I highly recommend this commentary from a very able scholar.
—Paul D. Wegner, Distinguished Professor of the Old Testament, Gateway Seminary
The Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC) series locates each biblical book within redemptive history and illuminates its unique theological contributions. All EBTC volumes feature informed exegetical treatment of the biblical book and thorough discussion of its most important theological themes in relation to the canon—all in a style that is useful and accessible to students of Scripture and preachers of the word.
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Joe M. Sprinkle (PhD, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) is retired professor of Old Testament at Crossroads College (2003–2016) and previously taught at Toccoa Falls College (1988-2003). He is the author of Leviticus and Numbers (Teach the Text) and The Book of the Covenant: A Literary Approach and Biblical Law and Its Relevance.