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The very detailed handling of the original languages of Daniel (Hebrew and Aramaic) and frequent references to scholarly works in Latin, French, and German make this the commentary for scholars.

C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x ix passes as “ modern” may appear in an old- time Protestant or Jewish or Patristic commentator. On the other hand, except in cases of peculiar interest, I have not deemed it necessary to give catenæ of all the witnesses of interpretation, for one scholar or a few may be right, and the majority does not count as in a democracy. My regret is that I have not been able to make greater use of the Jewish commentators— the initial key to Bibli-cal exegesis, and of the great Protestant and Catholic scholar-ship immediately subsequent to the Reformation. As far as possible I have economized space and labor by reference to gen-erally accessible authorities. But there has been expansive treat-ment of certain subjects, especially those in the fields of Aramaic and comparative Semitic grammar, so that the work may serve as a guide to the reader who desires introduction to fields which largely lie beyond the scope of usual Biblical studies. I should be gratified if my work may prosper the cause of Aramaic stud-ies. The English reader may welcome the constant registration of the four current English versions, and the opportunity to trace their dependence upon both elder and modern scholarship. The fully articulated Table of Contents will, it is hoped, facili-tate reference for the reader, while at the same time it avoids the necessity of elaborate indexes. In conclusion I have acknowledgments to make to several kind friends: to Professors G. A. Barton and R. P. Dougherty for painstaking contributions which will be acknowledged in the pertinent places; to Professors R. Butin, E. M. Grice, A. V. W. Jackson, M. L. Margolis, A. T. Olmstead, and D. M. Robinson for drafts upon their skilled knowledge; to Doctors C. D. Benja-min, H. S. Gehman, and M. J. Wyngaarden, for the pleasure as well as profit I have had in co- operative studies with them; and very particularly to Doctor Gehman for his generous assistance in reading much of the manuscript and all the proof. And I acknowledge my obligations to the publishers for their patience with my delay and with a volume that is swollen beyond original expectations. James A. Montgomery. December 15, 1926. PREFACE

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Front MatterTitile PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENTSBIBLIOGRAPHKEY TO ABBREVIATIONSSYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS IN THE TEXTUAL APPARATUSINTRODUCTIONI. THE BOOK§ 1. The Contents§ 2. Early Testimony to the Book and Its Place in the Canon§ 3. Literary Divisions of the Book§ 4. a. Apocryphal Additionsb. Later Pseudepigraphac. LegendsII. TEXT AND LANGUAGE§ 5. The Hebrew-aramaic Text§ 6. The Hebrew§ 7. The Aramaic§ 8. Foreign Wordsa. Words from the Akkadianb. Persian Wordsc. Greek Words§ 9. The Literary Form of the BookIII. ANCIENT VERSIONS§ 10. Summary According to Languagesa. Greek(1) The Old Greek or ‘Septuagint'(2) The Theodotionic Group(3) The Versions of Aquila and Symmachus(4) The Mediæval Græco-Venetusb. Latin(1) The Old Latin(2) The Vulgatec. Copticd. Syriace. Arabicf. Other Languages§ 11. The Old Greek Version§ 12. Theodotiona. The Greek B-Groupb. The Sahedic-Copticc. The Old Latin§ 13. Theodotion: Triumph over the Old Greek; Age; The Problem of ‘Ur-theodotion'§ 14. The Hexaplaric Revisions: Orp (V 62 147) And Orc (The A-group, Arabic, Bohairic)§ 15. The Lucianic Revision§ 16. The Old Syriac Version§ 17. Jerome's Version: the Vulgate§ 18. Method And Use of the Textual ApparatusIV. HISTORICAL CRITICISM OF THE BOOK§ 19. The Historical Dataa. The Appearance of the Book in Literatureb. The Philological Evidencec. The Historical Objective of the Book: the Four Monarchiesd. Darius the Medee. Belshazzarf. The Third Year of Jehoiakim; The Chaldæans, etcg. The Book as an Apocryphon§ 20. The Theology of the Book and its Place in Jewish Religion§ 21. The Problem of the Unity of the Book and of the Two Languagesa. The Two Books, the Stories and the Visionsb. The Problem of the Two Languagesc. Further Divisive Theoriesd. The Dating of the Two Sectionse. Losses and Additions to the Original Book§ 22. An Appreciation of the Literary and Religious Character of the Booka. The Storiesb. The Visions§ 23. Review of the Literature on DanielCOMMENTARYI. THE HISTORIESII. THE VISIONSINDEXESI. Index VariorumII. Philological IndexesIII. Literary References, Biblical, etc.
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