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The Book of Daniel / a new translation with notes and commentary on chapters 1-9 by Louis F. Hartman ; introduction and commentary on chapters 10-12 by Alexander A. Di Lella.

; Di Lella, Alexander A
1st ed.. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978.
ISBN 0385013221, 9780385013222

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Other Title Bible.
Society of Biblical Literature abbreviation for series: AB
Other Authors Di Lella, Alexander A.
Hartman, Louis Francis, 1901-1970.
Subjects Bible. A.T. Daniel -- Commentaires.
Bible. Daniel -- Commentaries.
Bible. Daniel.
Daniel <Buch>
Danièˆl (bijbelboek)
Series Bible. 1964 ; v. 23.
Description xiv, 345 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-124).
Summary The Anchor Bible series offers new, book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha, with commentary. This volume on the Book of Daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the Catholic University of America: Alexander A. Di Lella, Professor of Old Testament, and the late Louis F. Hartman, Professor of Semitic Languages. The Book of Daniel was written as resistance literature, to strengthen and console loyal Jews of the second century B.C. who had to endure religious, economic, and social oppression at the hands of Antiochus I. The inspiring stories in which Daniel and his companions Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego survive the ordeals of the lions' den and the fiery furnace dramatize for believers of all time the ultimate test of faith--the willingness to risk one's life for one's beliefs. The Book of Daniel also includes the famous incident of "the handwriting on the wall" and recounts the four vivid dream-visions or apocalypses which, through symbols and signs, offered interpretations of history and predictions of future deliverance. Louis F. Hartman and Alexander A. Di Lella have revealed the profound religious and human dimensions of the Daniel stories. They present Daniel as a colorful and dramatic hero unique in biblical literature--an enduring symbol of hope and salvation for all men and women of faith who must suffer for their beliefs.
Contents Introduction -- Contents of the book -- Attribution to Daniel -- Unity of the book and date -- Other Daniel stories -- Place in the canon -- The historical background -- The Hasidic origin of the book -- Literary genres -- The romance of the successful courtier -- Apocalyptic -- Texts and versions -- The Greek forms of Daniel -- "The son of man" in Daniel 7 -- The book of Daniel today -- Selected bibliography -- Translation, notes, and comments -- Daniel and his companions at the court of Nebuchadnezzar (1:1-21) -- Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the composite statue (2:1-49) -- Worship of the golden image (3:1-30) -- Nebuchadnezzar's insanity (3:31--4:34) -- Belshazzar's feast (5:1--6:1) -- Daniel in the lion's den (6:2-29) -- Vision of the four beasts and the man (7:1-28) -- Vision of the ram and the he-goat (8:1-27) -- Revelation of the seventy weeks of years (9:1-27) -- The final revelation (10:1--12:13).
Genre Commentaries.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3294311
(OCoLC)ocm03294311
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