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  • Concordia Commentary - Daniel

Concordia Commentary - Daniel

Article number: 156049
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by Andrew E. Steinmann

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Daniel confesses of the Lord, “he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.” (2:22) This is good council for any serious interpretation of the Scriptures. Through His clear Word, God reveals truths about himself not gnostic riddles for the faithful to solve. In this commentary, Steinmann identifies themes of God as the powerful protector of his people, of the uselessness of idols and false gods, and of the integrity of faith. Against those who would make unwarranted mystic interpretations of the visions in Daniel, Steinmann takes a measured exegetical approach, firmly committed to the principle that obscure passages of Scripture can be faithfully interpreted by clearer passages and attention to the original languages


  • Overview of the Law and Gospel in Daniel
  • Arguments for a traditional date and authorship for Daniel
  • Analysis of the interlocked chiastic structure of Daniel as a synthesis of visionary and narrative genres
  • An overview and rebuttal of dispensational and premillennial interpretations of Daniels visions.

Additional Essays

  • The Messiah in Daniel: An Overview
  • Daniel’s View of the Exile
  • The Lutheran Confessions on the Anti-Christ in Daniel