The Book of Daniel, Volume 1 Composition and Reception


In this collection of new essays, more than thirty leading scholars from Europe, North America and Israel examine the Composition and Reception of Daniel in eight sections:
Review of Scholarship and Context (J.J. Collins, M. Knibb); Near Eastern Milieu (K. van der Toorn, S. Paul, J. Walton); Interpretation of Specific Passages (D. Dimant, R. Kratz, A. Lacocque, E. Haag, J.-W. van Henten); Social Setting (R. Albertz, S. Beyerle, L. Grabbe, P. Davies, D. Smith-Christopher); Literary Context, including Qumran (J.-W. Wesselius, G. Boccaccini, P.W. Flint, L. Stuckenbruck, E. Eshel, J. Hobbins); Reception in Judaism and Christianity (K. Koch, C. Rowland, U. Gleßmer, C.A. Evans, J.D.G. Dunn, M. Henze); Textual History (E. Ulrich, A.A. Di Lella, K. Jenner) and Theology of Daniel (J. Goldingay, J. Barton, J. Lust).
This is the second volume to appear (following Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah. Studies of an Interpretative Tradition) in the collection The Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature, part of the series Supplements to Vetus Testamentum. Further volumes in preparation on the composition and reception of Old Testament books include Genesis, Leviticus, Kings, Psalms, and Proverbs.

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Biographical Note

John J. Collins, Ph.D. (1972) in Semitic Languages, Harvard, is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University Divinity School. He has published widely on apocalypticism and Hellenistic Judaism. Recent books include a commentary on the book of Daniel in the Hermeneia series and The Scepter and the Star, on Messianism in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Peter W. Flint, Ph.D. (1993) in Biblical Studies, University of Notre Dame, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in Canada. He has published several articles on the Psalms, the Scrolls, and the Septuagint, and is one of the official Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Editorial Board

With the Assistance of Cameron VanEpps.

Review Quotes

' …a stimulating collection of essays reflecting the current state of the discussion of the book of Daniel by scholars in the forefront of Danielic studies, remarkable for the consistency in quality of the included articles…It is an important acquisition for libraries seeking to maintain a collection of works on current biblical scholarship.'
David W. Suter, Journal of Biblical Literature, 2002.


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