Cosmic Battle and Political Conflict: Studies in Verbal Syntax and Contextual Interpretation of Daniel 8

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Holger Gzella
Gregorian Biblical BookShop, 2003 - Religion - 187 pages
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This study offers a fresh appreciation of the various literary elements and genres that constitute Daniel 8 as a whole, namely the narrative frame, the vision report itself as well as its application to Jewish history under Antiochus IV.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A First Thought
4
2 Daniel 8 in the Context of the Book of Daniel
6
3 The Language of Daniel 8
10
THE TEXT OF DANIEL 8
18
1 A Reading Text and Translation of Daniel 8
20
2 Textual Commentary
26
3 The Textual History
48
3 The Effect of the Vision 827
75
THE BATTLE NARRATIVE
79
1 The Hermeneutical Perspective
80
2 Literary Analysis
83
3 A Metaphorical Reading
126
THE COMMENTARY SECTION
142
2 The Application of the Vision 81526
146
CONCLUSION
156

4 The Principal Ancient Versions of Daniel 8
51
THE VISIONARY FRAME
63
2 The Significance of Time and Place 812
67
BIBLIOGRAPHY
158
INDEX OF AUTHORS
183
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