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Bibil Identifier bibil:202277
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Book of Daniel in Recent Research (Part 1)
Author Valeta, David M.
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 6, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 330-354 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first of two articles exploring recent research on the book of Daniel. The focus of Part 1 is the court tale narratives of Daniel 1—6, with particular attention to genre identification, sociological and ideological viewpoints, and textual and language issues. Other topics of interest are represented in the bibliography, which identifies important publications since 1993. Foundational works published prior to 1993 are also included. Historical-critical analysis of Daniel 1—6 has furthered understanding of important topics such as the nature of court tale literature and the context of conquest, exile and empire in the ancient Near East, and how those constructs affect the biblical writings. New explorations of Daniel 1—6 that focus on literary, multi-critical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of this book suggest interesting answers to perennial debates over issues such as the language, genre and ideology of these court tales, and are a main focus of this survey article.
Part 2 will explore the apocalyptic material of Daniel 7—12, including discussion of topics such as the Son of Man and the nature of vision material in the Hebrew Bible.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X07084791
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Pericopes Daniel 1-6
Genres Research History
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