The definition of Ezekiel’s name—“strengthened by God”—could also serve as the moniker which describes his prophetic ministry. Ezekiel begins with a great vision near a river, and tells the story of a man filled with energy and vigor, along with a deep sense of human responsibility. His prophecy contains severe condemnations, and his visions are detailed enough to describe a difficult reality and a saving God. When catastrophe fell upon the remnant in exile, Ezekiel brought promises of hope and restoration. The Prophet Ezekiel: An Analytical Exposition helps us understand the significance of his prophecy and the importance of his calling.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.