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An Excellent Commentary on the Book of Daniel
August 27, 2014
Stephen Miller's work is probably the best commentary I have ever read on the book of Daniel. He writes from a conservative premillennial perspective and clearly addresses both historical and theological issues. I find this book to be concise, insightful, and easy to read. I use this commentary for lesson preparation for an adult Sunday School Class and will continue to consult it in the years to come.
I don't usually read commentaries from cover to cover, but this one on the book of Daniel by Stephen Miller is a great read. The author displays a commanding grasp of the historical and theological issues, but perhaps equally as important, he writes well. Miller is easy to read... actually fun to read. He is unapologetic in defending an early date for prophetic passages. He is premillennial. He offers devotional insights that everyone will appreciate. I will be reading it through again and will enjoy using this commentary for years to come.
Miller's commentary, which is written from a Dispensational (Progressive?) perspective is essential reading on the Book of Daniel. It is well-written and well-argued despite the limitations of the series. While no where near as detailed as the works by Collins (the now standard work on Daniel [Hermenia]), Montgomery (now somewhat outdated [ICC]), or Goldingay (WBC), Miller's work is possibly the best commentary now available on Daniel from a conservative premillennial perspective. Miller's work supercedes that of J. F. Walvoord, whose commentary is overly-dogmatic and untenable at several points. Miller's work should be used in conjunction with the execellent works by G. L. Archer (EBC) and Leon Wood. One can only hope for a forthcoming commentary on Daniel from a conservative premillennial perspective that is comparable to Collins in detail. Until then Miller's is the best choice.