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The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24 (review)

The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24 (review) and specialists in the field, another commentary for use alongside the present one is a definite must. JackR. Lundbom Cambridge University Cambridge CB3 9AL England THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL CHAPTERS 1-24. By Daniel I. Block. NICOT. Pp. xxi + 887. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997. Paper, $48.00. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament series intends to bridge the cultural gap between modem times and the biblical world so that the Old Testament is heard both as God's word to Israel and an inspired, authoritative message for today. The book of Ezekiel presents a daunting challenge to anyone seeking to make its carefully dated and striking message relevant for today. Daniel Block's commentary in this series supplies a worthy addition to the excellent literature available on Ezekiel. Zimmerli's massive commentary on Ezekiel demonstrates theological insight as well as excellent historical criticism. The first two installments of Greenberg's commentary superbly assess the rhetoric of Ezekiel and the rich history of interpretation among the rabbis. Writing from a conservative Christian viewpoint, Block has produced a detailed and judicious commentary on the text, rhetoric, and terminology of Ezekiel. Block's goal in The Book of Ezekiel is "driven by a single http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24 (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 39 (1) – Oct 5, 1998

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and specialists in the field, another commentary for use alongside the present one is a definite must. JackR. Lundbom Cambridge University Cambridge CB3 9AL England THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL CHAPTERS 1-24. By Daniel I. Block. NICOT. Pp. xxi + 887. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997. Paper, $48.00. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament series intends to bridge the cultural gap between modem times and the biblical world so that the Old Testament is heard both as God's word to Israel and an inspired, authoritative message for today. The book of Ezekiel presents a daunting challenge to anyone seeking to make its carefully dated and striking message relevant for today. Daniel Block's commentary in this series supplies a worthy addition to the excellent literature available on Ezekiel. Zimmerli's massive commentary on Ezekiel demonstrates theological insight as well as excellent historical criticism. The first two installments of Greenberg's commentary superbly assess the rhetoric of Ezekiel and the rich history of interpretation among the rabbis. Writing from a conservative Christian viewpoint, Block has produced a detailed and judicious commentary on the text, rhetoric, and terminology of Ezekiel. Block's goal in The Book of Ezekiel is "driven by a single

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