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Esther & Daniel - NIV

Esther & Daniel - NIV

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Overview of the Esther & Daniel NIV Commentary

The events of Esther and Daniel are well known, popular, and share many common threads:

  • Both share the same setting: the exile.
  • Both assume prominent roles in the palaces of foreign kings.
  • Both remind us that the forces of evil may prevail for a season, but ultimately God will be victorious.
  • Esther recounts a recent threat against God's people; Daniel predicts a future threat.
  • Both point to a lifestyle of faith at all times but especially during times of distress.
  • Each book is integrally related to an important Jewish festival.
  • Both are enduring characters because of the providence of God in their lives.

Through fasting, prayer, and confession both Esther and Daniel discover the tenacious resolve of faith, its uncompromising purity, and the security of its shelter. These are a man and woman of faith. They challenge us to follow their lead.

Dr. Mangano examines these two wonderful books and provides evidence of how the Hebrew God cares for his people and ultimately his church.

Esther & Daniel has 308 pages.

ISBN 978-0-89900-885-2


Esther Introduction & Outline
Esther Epilogue
Esther & Daniel Preface
Daniel Introduction & Outline
Daniel Antiochus


Overview of the NIV Commentary Series

College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:

  • Biblically sound exegesis
  • Clear exposition
  • Objective approach
  • Concise introduction
  • New International Version of the Bible
  • Key word translation
  • Easy to use design format
  • Practical footnotes
  • And more!



About the Author

Mark Mangano has been a professor of Bible at Minnesota Bible College since 1990. Dr. Mangao received his PhD and MPhil degrees from Hebrew Union College, MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and BA from Minnesota Bible College. He served as an instructor at Cincinnati Bible Seminary from 1987-1990. He has published articles in the Christian Standard and written Sunday School curriculum for Standard Publishing. He and his wife, Roberta live in Rochester, Minnesota. They have four children: Jonathan, Joseph, Jesse, and Joshua.

About the Editors

Terry Briley, PhD, is an associate professor of Bible at Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, since 1986. Terry Briley received the BA from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University), then a M.Phil. and PhD from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to teaching at Lipscomb University, he is the Senior Minister at Natchez Trace Church of Christ and leads an annual summer mission trip to Brazil.

Paul J. Kissling, PhD is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and Area Chair in Bible/Theology at Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, Michigan. He is an elder at Meridian Christian Church in Okemos. Paul Kissling received the Bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College, the MDiv from Lincoln Christian Seminary, the ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the PhD from the University of Sheffield (England). Paul has taught and preached in over 15 countries and serves as Old Testament specialist on the Board of the Stone-Campbell Journal.

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