Interpreting Daniel for Preaching and Teaching
A Model for Moving from Exegesis to Exposition to Teaching
Foreword by Don Sunukjian
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Thomas J. Finley is professor of Old Testament and Semitics, emeritus, at Talbot School of Theology. He has authored a Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary on Joel, Amos, Obadiah (1990) and an Everyman’s Commentary on Joel, Obadiah, and Micah (1996).
Brandon R. Cash is chair of the Christian ministry and leadership department and associate professor of hermeneutics and homiletics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is a contributing author to The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching (2021).
“Preaching through Daniel is an exhilarating, yet often daunting, homiletical task. The book is full of familiar and beloved stories, but also with complex apocalyptic imagery and sometimes difficult matters of translation. The commentary you hold in your hands is therefore an especially welcome resource for anyone who wants to understand Daniel clearly and teach it faithfully. Even more, your own faith in a wise and sovereign God who keeps his promises will be nourished and strengthened.”
—Matthew J. Hall, provost and senior vice president, Biola University
“For contemporary Christians who may feel challenged with interpreting a book like Daniel, Thomas Finley and Brandon Cash offer wise and hopeful guidance. Together the authors model rigorous exegesis along with hermeneutical sensitivity and homiletical clarity. Most importantly, they help students, teachers, and preachers to think theologically about Daniel’s consistent message—that God’s sovereignty is endlessly relevant for everyone and everything in the world.”
—Kenneth C. Way, professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University