God had allowed the unthinkable to happen. His
people were in exile in Babylon. His promises seemed shattered. Was God
realy in control? Was he still faithful? did he still care?
One young man, Daniel, affirmed that he did. It was
not without struggle, and it cost him to do so. But echoing through the
centuries of history and resounding from the future that was revealed to
him, came the proclamation: The Lord is King - even in Babylon!
Parts of the book of Daniel have always been
popular - the exiting stories of three men in a fiery furnace, Daniel in
the den of lions, and the strange handwriting on the wall which struck
terror in the heart of the Babylonian king. But beyond the drama, the
modern reader faces the enigmatic prophecies of the future. What do they
mean? Were they for Daniel's near future or for ours?
Ronald W. Wallace cuts through this difficulties and exposes the
background and the message of Daniel fro both his day and ours.
Ronald S. Wallace (Ph.D., Edinburgh) held
pastorates throughout Scotland before becoming Professor of Biblical
Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is now retired and living
again in Scotland.