Book Review of Daniel

Walvoord, John F. Daniel. Revised and edited by Charles H. Dyer and Philip E. Rawley. The John Walvoord Prophecy Commentaries.

In this recently updated commentary by John Walvoord, the reader will find an engaging and important work on the Old Testament prophet Daniel.  Walvoord presents an abundance of information in an eminently readable style.  He defends the authorship and early date of Daniel against its modern detractors.  He shows how the archaeological data that has been unearthed has consistently confirmed the accuracy of Daniel’s account, giving the Bible believer every reason to stake his confidence on this book of divine revelation.

Walvoord demonstrates that Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome comprise the four kingdoms of Daniel’s prophecy (in place of the liberal reckoning that ends with Greece).  He defends a futurist view of Daniel’s 70th week, showing that even amillennialists have to have a gap of at least 40 years between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel.  One of the most significant contributions of this commentary is its easy-to-follow description of the connection between the kings of the intertestamental time period and Daniel chapter 11.  Readers will want to access repeatedly his charts on this time period that demonstrate the incredible accuracy of Daniel’s prophecy (pp. 322-27).

Walvoord has given us a valuable tool for understanding and explaining a significant prophetic book.

  • Hardcover: 427 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0802417442

Reviewed by: Brian Hand, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament in BJU Seminary.

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