Daniel 5 Resources


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Charts from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the OT - used by permission
Daniel Chart from Charles Swindoll

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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/contact. The resources are listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name and some include reviews of the particular resource. 

Note: The first 3 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function: 

(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial.  User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings

Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective   user reviews 

The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.

(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.

(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial.  917 ratings

Bible Knowledge Commentary - Daniel by Dwight Pentecost - unfortunately part of the margins are cut off on some pages. 

Daniel : standing firm for God by Getz, Gene A

Cyril Barber - “This exposition of the book of Daniel, more so than any other commentary which I have read, is distinguished by its practical application and the reduction of difficult doctrines to explanations that anyone can understand. The challenge to us to be completely obedient to God in the most difficult circumstances is the outstanding message of the book.”—John F. Walvoord.

The message of Daniel : His kingdom cannot fail by Davis, Dale Ralph

Daniel, the man and his visions by Feinberg, Charles 

Cyril Barber - Written for laypeople, this study adequately expounds the purpose and prophecies of Daniel. Recommended.

Daniel, decoder of dreams by Campbell, Donald K

Cyril Barber - Thorough in interpretation and practical in application, this treatment of Daniel is ideal for use with laypeople. Premillennial. 

The prophet Daniel : a key to the visions and prophecies of the Book of Daniel by Gaebelein, Arno Clemens,

Daniel the Prophet by DeHaan, M. R. (or here)

Cyril Barber - First published in 1947. Contains recorded messages delivered on the Radio Bible Class. An excellent introduction to Bible prophecy. Ideal for lay people.

Daniel : an introduction and commentary by Baldwin, Joyce G (be a Berean as not always literal)

Cyril Barber - A capable exposition by a respected OT scholar. Good treatment of textual matters but indifference to prophetic themes minimizes the value of this book.

Daniel : the NIV application commentary from biblical text ... to contemporary life by Longman, Tremper

Ezekiel, Daniel : a self-study guide by Jensen, Irving

Daniel by McGee, J. Vernon

Daniel : God's pattern for the future : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles

Be resolute : determining to go God's direction (Daniel) by Wiersbe, Warren

Daniel : Bible study commentary by Wood, Leon James

Cyril Barber - This is a fascinating and enlightening commentary. It is also an accurate and reliable one. Wood expounds the historic setting of the book, unfolds its prophetic message, and provides his readers with fresh insights into the text. Recommended. Premillennial

In and around the Book of Daniel by Boutflower, Charles,

Cyril Barber - Reproduced from the 1923 edition. This work is indispensable to a study of the visions and prophecies of Daniel. It sets each incident in the historic context of the times and demonstrates how an understanding of the setting frequently contains the key to the correct interpretation of the passage. Recommended

Jeremiah-Daniel in Broadman Bible Commentary

The Lord is King : the message of Daniel (The Bible Speaks Today series) by Wallace, Ronald S

The climax of the ages : studies in the prophecy of Daniel by Tatford, Frederick A

Cyril Barber - First published in 1953, this study exhibits a balance between extremes. It treats the prophetic word with respect but does not probe minutiae. Instead, the message of Daniel is explained to the enlightenment and edification of the reader. Throughout his exposition, Tatford blends history and theology, practical application and devotional stimulation in a most pleasing manner. Premillennial.

Daniel - Shepherd's Notes - by Miller, Stephen R., 1

Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages  - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit

NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. One hour limit 

Believer's Bible Commentary - OT and NT - MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Literal. Often has very insightful comments. John MacArthur, says "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen." Warren Wiersbe adds "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." One hour limit.

Rosscup - This work, originally issued in 1983, is conservative and premillennial, written to help teachers, preachers and people in every walk of life with different views, explanation and application. The 2-column format runs verse by verse for the most part, usually in a helpfully knowledgeable manner, and there are several special sections such as “Prayer” in Acts and “Legalism” in Galatians. The premillennial view is evident on Acts 1:63:20Romans 11:26Galatians 6:16, Revelation 20, etc.

HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. One hour limit

Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings One hour limit

The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes for conservative, literal perspective. 1,275 ratings

ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings

The David Jeremiah Study Bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."

Wycliffe Bible Commentary - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). 214 ratings Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. Conservative. Notes are generally verse by verse but brief. 

Rosscup - Conservative and premillennial scholars here have been experts in their fields. The work contains brief introductions and attempts to give a verse-by-verse exposition, though it does skip over some verses. The treatments vary with the authors, but as a whole it is a fine one-volume commentary for pastors and students to use or give to a layman. Outstanding sections include, for example: Whitcomb on Ezra-Nehemiah-Esther; Culver on Daniel; Ladd on Acts; Harrison on Galatians; Johnson on I Corinthians; and Ryrie on the Johannine Epistles.

The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. Litera. 45 ratings 

New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews

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Belshazzar B. Kent. Daniel 5:1
Belshazzar's Feast G. Campbell Morgan. Daniel 5:1
Belshazzar's Feast W. M Taylor, D.D. Daniel 5:1
Belshazzar's Feast W. A, Scott, D.D. Daniel 5:1
Excessive Social Enjoyment William White. Daniel 5:1
The Night Feast of Belshazzar D. Marsh, D.D. Daniel 5:1
The Downward Road H.T. Robjohns Daniel 5:1-4
Blasted Merriment J.D. Davies Daniel 5:1-9
Called to Account W. Barrow, LL.D. Daniel 5:5
Retribution C.A. Bartol. Daniel 5:5
The Awakening Hour of Conscience Homilist Daniel 5:5
The Handwriting on the Wall A. B. Evans, D.D. Daniel 5:5
The Crisis of Awaking H.T. Robjohns Daniel 5:5-17
The Problem of Life and its Solution N. P. Dame. Daniel 5:6
The Terror of a Guilty Conscience J. Downes, M.A. Daniel 5:6
Troublesome Thoughts H. R. Parmeles. Daniel 5:6
Good Counsel in Perplexity J.D. Davies Daniel 5:10-16
The Representative of God H.T. Robjohns Daniel 5:11, 12
Daniel's Speech to Belshazzar William White. Daniel 5:13-17
The Preacher's Opportunity Joseph Parker, D.D. Daniel 5:13-17
Mene, Tekel, Peres Alexander Maclaren Daniel 5:17
The Faithful Interpreter of the Word of God T. Newlin, M.A. Daniel 5:17
The True Interpreter of Life Reuen Thomas, D.D. Daniel 5:17
The Value of a Good Man J.D. Davies Daniel 5:17-29
At the Bar of God H.T. Robjohns Daniel 5:17-31
The Prophet's Indictment H. T. RobJohns, B.A. Daniel 5:22-23
Dependence on God for Life N. Enmons, D.D. Daniel 5:23
Man's Absolute Dependence Upon God Homilist Daniel 5:23
Man's Chief End A. Soutar, M.A. Daniel 5:23
So Then They that are in the Flesh Cannot Please God Hugh Binning Daniel 5:23
The Man Who Failed of His Life's Purpose W. Hay Aitken M.A. Daniel 5:23
The Handwriting on the Wall T. D. Witherspoon, D.D. Daniel 5:24-28
The Hour of Doom H. J. Gamble. Daniel 5:24-28
Writing on the Wall At Belshazzar's Feast J. Carter. Daniel 5:24-28
Christian Weighed in the Balance J. Harris. Daniel 5:27
Men Tried and Found Defective E. Payson. Daniel 5:27
Moral Weight The Study Daniel 5:27
National Duties R. Shittler. Daniel 5:27
Responsibility E. J. Gough, . M. A. Daniel 5:27
Scales in Which Men are Weighed Monday Club Sermons Daniel 5:27
Short Weight T. M. Morris. Daniel 5:27
Sinners Weighed J. Ide. Daniel 5:27
Souls Weighed in the Balance John Hambleton, M.A. Daniel 5:27
Tekel B. M. PaImer, D.D. Daniel 5:27
The Balances T. De Witt Talmage. Daniel 5:27
The Divine Balances J. N. Pearson, M. A. Daniel 5:27
The Scales of Judgment   Daniel 5:27
The Scales of Judgment Charles Haddon Spurgeon Daniel 5:27
The Sinner Weighed and Found Wanting D. Baker, D.D. Daniel 5:27
Weighed and Found Wanting Homiletic Review Daniel 5:27
The Last Warning H. Belfrage, D.D. Daniel 5:28
On Pride J. Mackenzie, D.D. Daniel 5:30
The Last Night of Babylon Homilist Daniel 5:30
The Word of God Verified J.D. Davies Daniel 5:30, 31

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