Very Good. Octavos, paperbound, xxii, 290 pp. John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale University. He has published widely on apocalypticism and Hellenistic Judaism. Peter W. Flint is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University in Canada. He has published widely on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Psalms, and the Septuagint. Even though the earlier debates of the twentieth century have subsided, questions concerning the composition and genre of Daniel, the social setting of the work, its literary context, and its theology persist. Because of the Dead Sea Scrolls discoveries and advances in understanding the history of transmission, Daniel has found a new generation of scholars interested in its place in the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Collins and Flint have assembled a stellar international team to review the state of Danielic studies and the hot issues surrounding them. Of the thirty-two essays, only one has previously appeared. Articles on Second Temple Judaism, theology, apocalypticism, and the New Testament afford the foundational resources scholars require for doing their own detailed analysis. Articles in Volume I are "Current Issues in the Study of Daniel, " John J. Collins, "The Book of Daniel in Its Context, " Michael A. Knibb, "Scholars at the Oriental Court: The Figure of Daniel Against Its Mesopotamian Background, " Karel Van Der Toorn, "The Mesopotamian Babylonian Background of Daniel 1-6, " Shalom Paul, "The Anzu Myth as Relevant Background for Daniel 7? " John Walton, "The Visions of Daniel, " Reinhard G. Kratz, "Allusions to Creation in Daniel 7, " Andre Lacocque, "Daniel 12 und die Auferstehung der Toten, " Ernst Haag, "Daniel 3 and 6 in Early Christian Literature, " Jan Willem Van Henten, "The Social Setting of the Aramiac and Hebrew Book of Daniel, " Rainer Albertz, "The Book of Daniel and Its Social Setting, " Stefan Beyerle, "A Dan(iel) for All Seasosns: For Whom was Daniel Important? " Lester L. Grabbe, "The Scribal School of Daniel, " Philip Davies, "Prayers and Dreams: Power and Diaspora Identites in the Social Setting of the Daniel Tales, " Daniel Smith-Christopher.
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