We are studying the Book of Daniel through to December and this page gives a number of resources for those interested in finding out more about the book.
Below is a Powerpoint presentation which Andrew put together for those preaching in the series to give background to the book
Introduction and commentary on Daniel 1 from Dale Ralph Davis‘ recent Bible Speaks Today commentary (2013)
First two section of George M. Schwab‘s Hope in the Midst of a Hostile World: The Gospel According to Daniel (2006) covering “How to read Daniel” and “Why Narrative? Why Apocalyptic?”
Introduction from Sidney Greidanus‘ Preaching Christ from Daniel: Foundations for Expository Sermons (2012)
The Reformation Commentary on Scripture on Ezekiel and Daniel contains introduction to Reformation discussions of Daniel at pp12-22 of this PDF
G.K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd, Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery (2014) – this extract includes the introductory chapter and the chapter on mystery in Daniel.
Introduction and commentary on Daniel 1 from Bryan Chapell’s The Gospel According to Daniel: A Christ-Centred Approach (2014)
Introduction from Ronald Pierce‘s Teach the Text Commentary on Daniel (2015)
For those interested in more academic discussions, there are 3 articles in this 1977 edition of the evangelical journal, Themelios, by Robert Gurney, John Goldingay (later writer of a major commentary on Daniel) and Gordon Wenham
Various links at the Biblical Studies website
A series of 6 talks by Walter Brueggemann on living faithfully under empire based primarily on Daniel.
The first opens with general background about empire, our context, and dating Daniel to 2nd century, and starts to talk about Daniel 1 about 22 mins into the video.