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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Commentaires
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collins, John Joseph, 1946-
Daniel.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)608432081
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Collins; Frank Moore Cross; Adela Yarbro Collins
ISBN: 0800660404 9780800660406
OCLC Number: 27683611
Description: xxxvi, 499 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. General introduction to the Book of Daniel --
1. The text --
a. The Hebrew and Aramaic text --
b. The Greek versions --
The old Greek --
Translation and interpretation --
Theodotion --
c. Other versions --
2. Language --
a. The Aramaic of Daniel --
Foreign words --
b. The Hebrew of Daniel --
c. The problem of the two languages --
3. Composition --
a. The authenticity of the predictions --
b. Literary-critical considerations --
c. Evidence for a developmental theory --
d. Problems of historical reference --
e. An Aramaic book? --
f. The formation of the tales --
g. The Hebrew-Aramaic book --
h. Conclusion --
4. The genre and setting of the tales --
a. Daniel and Joseph --
b. Daniel and Esther --
c. The story of Ahikar --
d. The genres of the tales --
e. Variation among the tales --
f. The setting of the tales --
g. The purpose of the tales 5. The genre of the visions --
a. Daniel and the prophets --
b. The genre in critical scholarship --
c. The genre and constituent forms --
d. Pseudonymity --
e. An early apocalypse --
f. The function of the visions --
6. The setting of the visions --
a. The context of the persecution --
b. The evidence of Daniel --
c. The Maskilim --
d. the Hasidim --
e. Wisdom and cult --
f. The origins of apocalypticism II. The history of interpretation --
a. The Jewish tradition --
The earliest allusions --
Daniel and Qumran --
The Son of Man --
Fourth Ezra --
Josephus --
later Jewish tradition --
b. The Christian tradition --
1. The influence of Daniel o the New Testament / Adela Yarbro Collins Commentary --
1. Exiles at the royal court --
2. Nebuchadnezzar's dream --
3. The fiery furnace --
Appendix: The prayer of Azariah and the son of the three young men --
4. Nebuchadnezzar's madness --
5. Belshazzar's feast --
6. The lion's den --
7. The beasts from the sea, the ancient of days, and the "one like a human being" --
8. The ram and the he-goat --
9. Seventy weeks of years --
10. The final revelation --
The vision by the river --
11. Hellenistic history --
12. The resurrection --
Excursus: On resurrection --
Bel and the serpent --
Susanna.
Series Title: Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible.
Responsibility: by John J. Collins ; with an essay "The influence of Daniel on the New Testament," by Adela Yarbro Collins ; edited by Frank Moore Cross.

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