Notes on Some Problems in the Book of Daniel

Notes on Some Problems in the Book of DanielNotes on Some Problems in the Book of Daniel was one of the first collections of articles that I placed on-line. It remains one of my favourites, both for the enduring value of the essays included in it and for Professor Wiseman’s response to my letter requesting his permission to digitise it:

“My own contribution has been wisely followed and I still feel that it answers problems & I would be willing for you to reproduce my chapter with due acknowledgement.”

– D.J. Wiseman, 15th July 2005.

You can download the each article by clicking on the links below.

Some Historical Problems in the Book of Daniel – D.J. Wiseman – pp. 9-18.

The Musical Instruments in Nebuchadnezzar’s Orchestra – T.C. Mitchell and R. Joyce – pp. 19-27.

The Hebrew of Daniel – W.J. Martin – pp. 28-30. 

The Aramaic of Daniel – K.A. Kitchen – 31-79.

Foreword

This monograph brings together, in expanded form, some of the papers first read at the Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group meeting at Tyndale House, Cambridge, in July, 1964 to consider some of the many problems to be found in the book of Daniel. While the views here expressed are those of the individual authors, it is considered that the data collected, the subjects covered, and the new theories proposed are sufficiently important to warrant their presentation in a more permanent form. They present a challenge to commonly held views and it is hoped that they will contribute to the further understanding of some of the difficulties studied. All the writers would wish it to be remembered that these contributions were primarily intended to be the basis of discussion, the re-examination of theories, and an indication of further lines of research which might lead to an elucidation of a selected problem.

Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol. 15 (2016) on-line

This year’s issue of the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology is now available on-line for free download in PDF. It has articles on the small horn or Daniel chapter 7 & 8, a rhetorical reading of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and theologies of both servanthood and the environment, plus several book reviews.

Please visit the journal’s home page to download.

 

The Problem of Suffering in the Old Testament

The Problem of Suffering in the Old Testament by Arthur S. PeakeThe Problem of Suffering in the Old Testament, written by Arthur S. Peake in 1904,  is now available online in PDF. Click here to download.

According to Wikipedia, Arthur Samuel Peake [1865-1929] “…was the first holder of the Rylands Chair of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester, from its establishment as an independent institution in 1904. He was thus the first non-Anglican to become a professor of divinity in an English university.” His successors at this post include C.H. Dodd, F.F. Bruce and Barnabas Lindars. He is best known for his One Volume Commentary on the Bible. Perhaps someone could add a link to this text from the Wikipedia article.

The Problem of Suffering in the Old Testament – Contents

  1. The Rise of the Problem
  2. Ezekiel
  3. The Servant of Yahweh
  4. The Problem in Job
  5. Songs in the Night
  6. The Apocalyptist and the Pessimist
  7. Solution or Escape?

Appendix A. Recent Criticism of Habakkuk
Appendix B. Critical Problemsof Isaiah 40-66
Appendix C. The Servant of Yahweh