In this commentary, Tremper Longman III sheds light on Daniel's life as a counsellor to the great king Nebuchadnezzar. He clearly illustrates how Daniel's message - that God, not a human ruler, is ultimately in control - is particularly relevant in today's world of moral decline and political upheaval. Skilful interpretation is then made, and insightful application employed from the story of this courageous prophet.
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