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In this volume, H.L. Ellison writes for the common Bible student, avoiding the minutiae of the technical aspects of biblical study. Instead, he focuses on the book’s meaning to its original readers and makes application to contemporary life. He treats prophecies of the future from the standpoint of Ezekiel’s contemporaries, rather than making speculative predictions about the end times.
Learn the meaning behind Ezekiel’s prophecy with this commentary and study guide by Catholic scholar Edward F. Siegman. Siegman focuses on historical detail and the narrative flow of Ezekiel’s prophecy. His succinct summaries of large sections help you grasp connections between passages, and study questions insure that you can recall details from the prophecy.
Edward F. Siegman was a Catholic Scholar and writer. He is the author St. John’s Use of the Synoptic Material.
American Commentary on the Old Testament: Ezekiel
Author: Isaac George Matthews
Series: American Commentary on the Old Testament
Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
Publication Date: 1939
In this introduction and commentary, Isaac George Matthews argues for multiple authors of Ezekiel. He aims to demonstrate errors in the transmission of the text and evidence that a Babylonian editor is responsible for the latter half of the book. Though he takes a higher critical approach, his commentary does not merely focus on textual issues. Rather, he weaves interpretation with historical background to form a thorough analysis of Ezekiel’s prophecy.
Isaac George Matthews (1871–1959) was a Baptist pastor and professor of Old Testament and systematic theology at McMaster University.
Discover the political implications of Ezekiel’s message of reconstruction. Writing shortly after the World War I, W.F. Lofthouse traces the development of the prophet’s thought, arguing that Ezekiel’s message provides timely hope for a world ravaged by war.
W.F. Lofthouse (1871–1965) was educated at the City of London School and Trinity College at Oxford. Lofthouse was tutor of Old Testament and philosophy at Handsworth Theological College and became president of the Wesleyan Conference in 1929.
Understand the spiritual significance of Ezekiel’s vision of the temple. Frances Bevan argues that the intent of this culminating vision is to produce shame—a profound sense of one’s unworthiness before the glory and love of God. She works systematically through the vision, producing a thorough and devotional commentary on the final chapters of Ezekiel.
In this volume, O.C. Whitehouse introduces the historical background and themes of Ezekiel. He comments on the translation of certain sections, offering insight into the complexities of the Hebrew language.
In this short introduction, William G. Ballantine explores the five themes of Ezekiel’s prophecy: God’s majesty, Israel’s apostasy and chastisement, God’s judgment on heathen nations, Israel’s restoration, and the final consummation of God’s kingdom. Along the way he identifies parallels between the writing styles of Ezekiel and Dante and analyzes the significance of the prophet’s strange visions.
William G. Ballantine (1848–1937) was a Congregational minister and president of Oberlin College.
When God told Ezekiel of his wife’s impending death, he had even more shocking news for the prophet—he wasn’t to mourn for her! John Purchas explains that this strange episode teaches the Christian how to endure even the worst suffering.
John Purchas (1823–1872) was an Anglican priest and is the author of The Priest’s Dream: An Allegory.
Explore the practical implications of Ezekiel’s vision of “the river of life.” Alexander Topp argues that the river symbolizes the blessings of the gospel that flow from Christ. He explains that as the river in Ezekiel brings life to dry deserts, so should the gospel flow into the world. An impassioned plea for missions, The River of Life in Ezekiel’s Vision is also an in depth study of an important symbol in Ezekiel’s prophecy.
Alexander Topp (1813-1879) was a minister in Toronto, Canada and author of The River of Life in Ezekiel’s Vision.