in Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries

by John B. Taylor

3.5 Rank Score: 3.76 from 2 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 11 user libraries
Pages 285
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Published 1981
ISBN-13 9780877842729


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bigcat bigcat May 23, 2020
There are several fascinating parts of Ezekiel such as his signs and the Valley of Dry Bones. Like Jeremiah there are vast portions involving the cursings of nations that make for difficult reading millennia on. Equally tough can be most of the last eight chapters with measurements and allocations of land. It would take a great commentary to really bring this book to life and this workmanlike effort isn't that book. The intro is solid as with most volumes in the series. It covers briefly the book and historical thoughts, the prophet himself, a nice chronology, the setting and an overview of what we will see. Then there is the bulk of the volume which is solid but less than interesting commentary. Too often it just seems to repeat the text in a mildly different way. This is a solid volume in the context of a complete commentary series. Given the age of the book and newer and better volumes that have come out in the intervening decades, it is hard to recommend as a stand-alone.
JD JD December 8, 2017
It is a pretty short commentary, especially given the length of the book of Ezekiel, but Taylor does a nice job of providing helpful summaries of the major sections.