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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1983
Dimensions: 5 X 7 1/4 (inches)
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This illuminating study enables the reader to better understand the vocation and message of an extraordinary prophet. The message Ezekiel delivered to the people of Babylon centered on the holiness of God. Even though he foretold doom and judgement, the prophet held out the promise of hope, based on the continuing mercy and forgiveness of God.
Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.
Samantha Smith1 Stars Out Of 5June 22, 2010Samantha SmithA mixture of the reviews would be proper: the author DOES criticize much of the Bible as not being literal (more than just chapter 1), and he keeps repeating the same "devotional" thoughts throughout. Nothing new, and a waste of money. I'm glad I didn't buy the book, but picked at it at a used place for free.
Angie Castellaw1 Stars Out Of 5June 22, 2010Angie CastellawI will have to go back on my earlier positive review. After the first five chapters, there is nothing new in the commentary, just repetition, and some of the most basic insights (e.g. Ez 28 referring to the fall of Satan) are missing in the commentary. Not worth one's money!
Angie Castellaw4 Stars Out Of 5June 4, 2010Angie CastellawI am a Bible believer myself and would never agree to statements that the Bible isn't true or doesn't mean what it says.However, in this case the statement refers to the wheels in Ezekiel ch. 1, and far from criticizing the Bible, the author does make an honest attempt to explain something that isn't easy to explain. He does not at all take the stance that the Bible isn't to be taken literally, or that all of its supernatural occurrences are to be explained away. Peter Craigie is not from my "denomination" (neither does he quote from the King James Bible, which I read), but I found his commentary on Ezekiel helpful nevertheless. A commentary is always only that: a commentary. But with a book as "difficult" as Ezekiel, I thought his comments were insightful and gave food for thought.
David Farlow1 Stars Out Of 5October 19, 2007David FarlowNot a good reference work. I get turned off immediately when I see an author saying "not to be taken literally". I was really tempted to return this and get my money back.