Daniel in the lions' den and Belshazzar's feast are well-known stories, but the book of Daniel can be difficult to understand. It is about the meaning of history, and the church today needs to rely on the certainties it proclaims: 'namely that God is constantly overruling and judging in the affairs of men, putting down the mighty from their seats, overthrowing unjust regimes and effectively bringing in his kingdom, which is to embrace all nations.' Joyce Baldwin's commentary includes discussion of interpretative and critical issues, and additional notes on key topics.
This series of commentaries takes each Bible book section by section, drawing out its main themes. It comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional notes give a fuller discussion of particular difficulties, showing the true meaning of the text and its message.