Ezekiel: 25-48 (NICOT)
Block, Daniel I.
“A rich resource for serious study.”See All
The Bible Today
“Block's aim is to make the book of Ezekiel 'understandable and meaningful for contemporary readers' by considering questions 'students of Scripture' would ask (text critical, cultural and literary, hermeneutical and theological, and application). Block's style of exposition is clear and accessible; all major propositions are enumerated. His judicious use of comparative ancient Near Eastern material is commendable. Readers lacking a knowledge of Hebrew will also use this book with profit. Recommended for all libraries.”See All
Religious Studies Review
“This is the first volume of what is currently the most convincing historical and critical interpretation of the book of Ezekiel. Block interacts with international scholarship but is not easily impressed with contemporary fads of interpretation. Block is to be congratulated on his achievement.Internationale ”See All
Zeitschriftenschau f?r Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG)
“A mine of information and informed comment. Block is well-read and provides a reading of the text which will satisfy many Bible readers.”See All
“A true tour de force. It is no overstatement to say that this work will become, to the evangelical community at least, the point of departure for serious teaching and preaching of the Book of Ezekiel.”See All
“Professor Block has provided the most thorough commentary on the Book of Ezekiel since the work of Walther Zimmerli. The breadth of his citations shows his mastery of both the historical and current literature on Ezekiel, and makes the commentary into a library reference shelf. If one had to make an educated guess, this will be an important resource for all who work in Ezekiel for years to come.”See All
To many modern readers the prophecies of Ezekiel are a mystery. This commentary by Daniel Block‚Äîwhich completes his two-volume study of the whole book of Ezekiel‚Äîseeks to answer the questions that contemporary readers bring to the text by examining the language, the message, and the methods of this obscure and often misunderstood Hebrew prophet. The result of 12 years of study, this volume, like the one on chapters 1‚Äì24, provides an excellent discussion of the background of Ezekiel and offers a verse-by-verse exposition of each literary/prophetic unit in Ezekiel 25‚Äì48 that not only makes clear the prophet‚Äôs message to his original readers but also shows that Ezekiel‚Äôs ancient wisdom and vision are still very much needed by the church in the 21st century.