What is known of Ezekiel is derived solely from the book that bears his name. He was among the Jews exiled to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 597 b.c., and there among the exiles he received his call to become a prophet (see 1:1–3). He was married (see 24:15–18), lived in a house of his own (see 3:24; 8:1) and along with his fellow exiles, though confined to Babylonia, had a relatively free existence there.1Source
Ezekiel spoke to a people forced from their home because they had broken faith with their God. As the spokesman for the Lord, Ezekiel spoke oracles that defended his reputation as a holy God (see especially 36:22–23). The primary purpose of Ezekiel’s message was to restore God’s glory before Israel, who had rejected him in front of the watching nations.2Source
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Best Ezekiel Commentaries
Ezekiel (Ep Study Commentaries) (Epsc Commentary)
The Evangelical Press (Ep) Study Commentary is 22 volumes of the best in biblical exposition from some of the most notable evangelical Reformed scholars. This series is aimed at the minister, theologian, layman, and serious student. While comprehensive in scope, the volumes are practical and straightforward and each author presents a careful analysis of the biblical text. Late British pastor Peter Naylor writes the Ezekial volume.
Ezekiel 1-20 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)
Dr. Moshe Greenberg, a former Professor of Biblical Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, writes a holistic interpretation of Ezekiel 1-20 for The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries.
The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries is a prestigious series of more than 80 volumes written by scholars of all faiths. A book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha, this massive commentary series makes available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of the Bible. Anchor Yale commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment. They are accessible for laypersons, and vital for sermon preparation, research, and advanced study of the Bible.
Holman Old Testament Commentary – Ezekiel
Max Anders and Mark Rooker present Ezekiel for the Holman Old Testament Commentary. This twelve volume set uses verse-by-verse commentary to explain biblical text based on conservative scholarship.
The series is designed to enrich new and experienced Bible teachers and those who have passion for spreading the gospel. Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with an overview of what was studied, a section on modern-day life applications and deeper discoveries, a teaching outline and discussion questions. Each commentary uses the New International Version and contains a glossary and bibliography.
The Message of Ezekiel: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Bible Speaks Today)
This book is part of the Bible Speaks Today commentary series which embraces a three-prong approach to commentaries: expound the biblical text with accuracy, relate it to contemporary life and to readable. Each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.
The Ezekiel volume is written by Christopher Wright – a proven interpreter and communicator of the Old Testament. In this well-rounded commentary he masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series)
The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents Ezekiel by John B. Taylor. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration.
Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of Ezekiel has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.
Ezekiel (Daily Study Bible)
The twenty-four volume Old Testament Daily Study Bible series covers the entire Old Testament as well in a highly readable manner. It is perfect for individual devotional study, group discussion, and classroom use. Readers will easily discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today. Peter C. Craigie – who was a Professor of Religious Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Humanites, and Academic Vice-President at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – wrote the Ezekiel volume.
God Strengthens: Ezekiel Simply Explained (Welwyn Commentary Series)
Respected author, lecturer and international conference-speaker Derek Thomas (who was born and raised in Dyfed, Wales) writes about Ezekiel in God Strengthens: Ezekiel Simply Explained for the Welwyn Commentary Series. Highly accessible for the non-bible-scholar, readers will learn all about Ezekiel and will better appreciate the scripture. The fifty plus titles in the Welwyn Commentaries are dedicated to the practical exposition and exhortation of Scripture and designed for pastoral ministry and preaching. They combine exegesis, hermeneutics, history, and pastoral insight to meet today’s needs of pastors as they grapple with the word of God.
Preacher’s Commentary, Vol. 20: Ezekiel
Written by Dr. Douglas Stuart and edited by Lloyd J. Ogilvie Vol. 20 Exekiel blends sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. Although originally purposed as a minister’s preparation tool, the Preacher’s Complete Homiletical Commentary is also a fine personal study supplement. The series distinguishes itself as being a commentary “written by preachers for preachers” and offers thousands of pages of: detailed illustrations suitable for devotional study and preaching; suggestive and explanatory comments on verses; theological outlines of passages; expository notes; ketches and relevant quotes and brief critical notes on chapters.
The NIV Application Commentary: Ezekiel
Dr. Iain M. Duguid – associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and the author of Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel – shares perspectives on Ezekiel that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications. This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application.
The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 1–24 (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)
Daniel I. Block presents the Book of Ezekiel for The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. One of the strong points of this commentary is how Block explains matters in a way that is quite accessible to the layperson.
This series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions of its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. Each volume aims to help the reader hear God’s word as clearly as possible.makes sense of this obscure and often misunderstood prophet and demonstrates the relevance of Ezekiel’s message for the church today.
Calvin’s Commentaries (22 Volume Set)
Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.