Historical Issues in the Book of Daniel

In the nineteenth century critical scholars dismissed the book of Daniel as a creation of the Hellenistic period, some four hundred years after the events recorded therein. Though there were some historical mentions, many of the characters, customs and situations described in the book were unknown to the nineteenth century scholar. Over the last century the curtain of historical ignorance has been slowly pulled back by archaeological discoveries and greater research. In Historical Issues in the Book of Daniel Thomas Gaston reappraises the historicity of the events recorded in the book of Daniel.