Publisher Evangelical Press
As part of the EP Study Commentary Series, in this volume on the book of Ezekiel the author gives a verse-by-verse exposition. He shows how the prophet deals with Israel, their need for spiritual renewal and a look at what Peter Naylor calls 'the heavenly scene', after the coming of Christ. Ezekiel's call to the prophetic ministry came to him in exile in Babylonia during the period leading up to the final capture of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple. The first half of the book which bears his name pronounces God's judgement on his people in the face of the widespread belief that, despite their persistent unfaithfulness and idolatry, God would never ultimately permit their city or temple to be overthrown. Yet, even in the midst of judgement, God had not utterly abandoned his people, and later chapters of the prophecy look forward to a future time when a redeemed Israel would once more worship and serve God in the land which he had promised to their fathers. But Ezekiel's vision has an even broader scope and the prophecy culminates in a glorious depiction of the new heavens and earth, in which heavenly realities are portrayed using the language and symbolism appropriate to Ezekiel's own day, but foreshadowing the revelation which in New Testament times would be granted to the apostle John. Peter Naylor (1937-2007) obtained his M.Th at the University of London, and then studied Semitics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was also awarded a Ph.D. from Potchefstroom University, South Africa. Before retirement he pastored congregations in Suffolk and then at Wellingborough, Northants, England. He was the author of commentaries on 1 and 2 Corinthians in the EP Study Commentary Series.
VERY, but VERY GOOD! OK, it is not as thorough nor technical as Block or Allen are, but I really like it, it's simple and goes straight to the point. Apart from the exposition he will offer some theological implications as well, and most importantly, it is Christocentric. His introduction is also very helpful itself. He was a reformed baptist with a very good understanding of how covenants work. Fully recommended! Somebody have said that it's especially good to combine it with Duguid's commentary, I second that.