- Paul Tanner's commentary on Daniel is outstanding. Exhaustive, accessible and insightful. Tanner thoughtfully and fairly engages with the multitude of positions regarding authorship, date, historicity, language and textual difficulties. With skill and precision, Tanner interacts with the breadth of interpretive views and strategies while guiding the reader to sound exegetical conclusions. Convinced of 6th century BC Danielic authorship and the predictive nature of Daniel's prophecy, Tanner convincingly supports the claim that "Daniel is probably the most foundational book in the Old Testament for New Testament eschatology" (1). It is the exception when robust scholarship and engaging clarity walk hand in hand in such a commentary. Tanner's "Daniel" is certainly one of those exceptions. As a teaching pastor, I highly recommend this commentary and hope that it serves as a model for Old Testament, Evangelical scholarship in the days to come.