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1 Stars Out Of 5
June 22, 2010
A 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.
I 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!
I 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.