Daniel
Daniel
Pastoral
Premillennial

Daniel

in New American Commentary

by Stephen R. Miller

4.58 Rank Score: 5.56 from 6 reviews, 4 featured collections, and 15 user libraries
Pages 348
Publisher Broadman & Holman
Published 1994
ISBN-13 9780805401189

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Marcus Maher Marcus Maher May 31, 2009
Miller's commentary in the NAC series is a mid-level dispensationalist commentary. I wasn't a big fan. I think that it majors on historical matters while ignoring literary ones. This may be because Miller sees the book as completely historical. With that said, the genre of history still may be written in form of a story and thus I find Miller's approach inadequate. History is so important to Miller that it completely dominates the commentary, not only to the neglect of discussing literary style and genre, but also to theology. A glaring example occurs at the close of chapter 5 and the start of chapter 6. He closes his comments on chapter five with a seven sentence discussion of the theological emphases of the chapter. Chapter 6 opens with a seven page discussion of the identity of Darius the Mede. I think that demonstrates misplaced priorities on Miller's part. I wasn't impressed in his handling of the apocalyptic sections either (and not just because I'm not a dispensationalist). The symbols have both a sense and a reference. He focuses too strongly on the latter while missing out on telling the reader why the historical referant is presented in that particular mode. Thus, for someone teaching the text, I don't think that Miller provides a whole lot of help, certainly any of the above commentaries would be far more helpful. 2.5 stars out of 5. [Full Review]
John Glynn John Glynn September 20, 2008
Jim Rosscup Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008
Jonathan C. Jonathan C. September 16, 2008
Miller does an exceptional job giving an overview of the different viewpoints, dealing with the text, and supporting his view in a short amount of space when compared to other commentaries. He is Pre-Millennial, which is evident in how he addresses Daniel 9:24-27. However, unlike the amazon reviewer states, he does not seem to omit numerous issues.
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