Details for Daniel
For many readers of the Bible, Daniel is a well-known name: we know the memorable story of Daniel in the lion’s den, his faithfulness or Daniel’s friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) refusal to worship the golden image. These are all comfortingly familiar. Yet when we delve into the latter half of the book (chapters 7-12) things begin to get murky and complicated as we encounter strange images, dreams and visions. In this unit, we will explore both sides of the book of Daniel – the court narratives and the apocalyptic worldview – to draw out its unified message.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: BIB314
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Daniel is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit provides a detailed examination of the specific book of Daniel and its apocalyptic worldview.
- Interpreting apocalyptic
- Critical approaches to Daniel
- Excurses on various methods: genre analysis, literary approach, biblical theology, historiography
- Theology of Daniel
- Exegesis of selected passages
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, tutorials, small group work, student presentation, dramatic reading, web-based interaction.
Major essay (50%, 2500 words); Exegetical Essay (25%, 1250 words); Exam (25%)
Longman III, T. Daniel, NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
- Amit, Y. Reading Biblical Narratives: Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.
- Collins, J.J.The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
- Collins, J.J. Daniel: With and Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature. FOTL. vol XX.Grands Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.
- Cook, S.L. Prophecy and Apocalypticism: The Postexilic Social Setting. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1995.
- Goldingay, J.E. Daniel. WBC. Waco: Word, 1989.
- Goldingay, J.E.Word Biblical Themes: Daniel. Dallas: Word, 1989.
- LaCocque, A. Daniel in his Time.Columbia: UOSCP, 1988.
- Longman III, T. and Reid, D. God Is a Warrior. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.