Catholic Biblical Quarterly
The article presents a critical examination into the Old Testament book of Daniel, questioning the role and interpretation of secrecy in the narrative. An overview of the cultural-historical context of the concept of secrecy and of the story within ancient Mesopotamian civilization is given. The centrality of secrecy to the legitimization of Daniel's authority is asserted and further implications on the concept of Biblical revelation are explored.
Secrecy, Textual Legitimation, and Inter-Cultural Polemics in the Book of Daniel.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 71(2), 330–348.