Commentators have long set the book of Daniel within the context of world history and the genre of apocalyptic literature. The present volume argues that the primary context for the book is the composition of the Hebrew Bible as a whole. Daniel in the Context of the Hebrew Bible has implications for every major hermeneutical issue in Daniel including the four kingdoms, the son of man, and the prophecy of seventy sevens. In the final analysis, the Hebrew Bible and the book of Daniel are decidedly messianic, eschatological, and faith-oriented.
The Author: Michael B. Shepherd received his Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is currently Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. His previous works include The Verbal System of Biblical Aramaic: A Distributional Approach.