Ezekiel (Daily Study Bible Old Testament Series)
This commentary on Ezekiel holds rich reward for the reader. Peter Craigie writes of this complex book, “We may never grasp its message fully, but in the attempt we will be enriched enormously”. His illuminating study enables the reader to...
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This commentary on Ezekiel holds rich reward for the reader. Peter Craigie writes of this complex book, “We may never grasp its message fully, but in the attempt we will be enriched enormously”. His illuminating study enables the reader to better to understand the vocation and the message of an extraordinary prophet. Exiled in Babylon, Ezekiel embodied all the varieties of prophetic experience, The message he delivered to the people who lived in the difficult time centred on the holiness of God. Even though he foretold doom and judgement, the prophet held out the promise of hope, based on the continuing mercy and forgiveness of God.
The Daily Study Bible is designed to be a scholarly but readable series of commentaries on the Old Testament. This is the companion set of texts for the Barclay's New Testament commentaries. These texts are written by conservative scholars and focus on the authority of the scriptures. This commentary on Ezekiel is done by Peter Craigie. It begins with an introduction to the book, discussing the person of Ezekiel and the message conveyed by this book. The following text gives a verse by verse interpretation of Ezekiel, opening up its meaning to the reader.
This illuminating study enables the reader to better understand the vocation and message of an extraordinary prophet. The message Ezekiel delivered to the people of Babylon centered on the holiness of God. Even though he foretold doom and judgement, the prophet held out the promise of hope, based on the continuing mercy and forgiveness of God.
Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.
Dr Peter Craigie was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary before his accidental death. He is well known for his biblically faithful, clear and practical commentaries such as Ezekiel and The Minor Prophets (2 vols) in the Daily Bible Study series, and The Book of Deuteronomy in the New International Commentary series and Psalms 1-50 in the Word Biblical Commentary. His doctoral work was also published and is found in his War in the Old Testament. Dr Graigie was a fine Hebraist, Ugaritic scholar and actively involved in Canadian Anglican evangelicalism.