Commentaries on Daniel

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Daniel. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Daniel that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Daniel



Daniel (NIVAC) by Tremper Longman III


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Daniel (tied)

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Daniel, “Longman’s strength is in his literary analysis, and this is a strength of this commentary. Highly recommended.”

Audience:

Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Daniel (TOTC) by Joyce G. Baldwin


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “contains a wealth of information and careful exegetical insight…solidly conservative”

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Daniel (tied)

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Daniel (REC) by Iain M. Duguid


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Daniel, “outstanding reference…should be of use to both pastors and general readers”

World Magazine: 2017 “Series of the Year”

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Daniel (NAC) by Stephen R. Miller


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “competently in defense of a conservative approach to the book”

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The Prophecy of Daniel by Edward J. Young


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Daniel, “usually the first work I look at when I turn to commentaries on Daniel…very highly recommended”

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Daniel (TPC) by Sinclair B. Ferguson


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Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Daniel, “Although aimed specifically at pastors, this commentary is accessible to a general readership as well. Very helpful.”

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Daniel–Malachi (REBC) by Andrew E. Hill


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “Hill writes with sensitivity to the theological message of the book”

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Daniel (AOTC) by Ernest C. Lucas


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Daniel, “not so technical that the average reader cannot use it…very good contribution to the literature on Daniel”

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The Message of Daniel (BST) by Ronald S. Wallace


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “good, popular exposition from an evangelical perspective”

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Daniel (FOTL) by John J. Collins


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “the book is technical and for that reason will only really interest scholars”

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Daniel (Hermeneia) by John J. Collins


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “critical in its approach, but evangelicals can learn much from this volume”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Daniel (SGBC) by Wendy L. Widder


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Daniel (Teach the Text) by Ronald W. Pierce


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Daniel (Preaching the Word) by Rodney Stortz


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Daniel (For You) by David Helm


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Daniel (Interpretation) by W. Sibley Towner


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Daniel (Walvoord) by John Walvoord


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The Message of Daniel (BST) by Dale Ralph Davis


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Daniel (UBCS) by William B. Nelson


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Daniel (HOTC) by Kenneth O. Gangel


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Daniel (WBC) by John E. Goldingay


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Daniel (EBC) by Gleason L. Archer, Jr.


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Daniel (OTL) by Carol A. Newsom


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