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Daniel: Volume XX, The Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL

This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. In his introduction to Jewish apocalyptic literature, Collins examines the main characteristics and discusses the setting and intention of apocalyptic literature. He begins his discussion of Daniel with a survey of the book's anomalies and an examination of the bearing of form criticism on those anomalies. He explores the book's place in the canon and the problems with its coherence and bilingualism. Collins provides a section-by-section commentary with a structural analysis (verse-by-verse) of each section. This volume of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, like all others in this series, is concerned primarily with the structure, genre, setting, and intention of the text. It uses a form-critical approach to understand how the text was put together. Collins begins with a discussion on the anomalies of Daniel and the bearing that form-criticism has on them. He also discusses the place of Daniel in the canon, and issues related to the bilingualism of the book. This volume also includes a helpful introduction to apocalyptic literature, in which the main characteristics, setting, and intention of Jewish apocalyptic literature are discussed. This commentary will be particularly useful to scholars and other advanced students of the Bible.
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