When you are attempting to understand a book as enigmatic and as flatly strange as Ezekiel, you want a skill experienced guide who maintains a firm doctrinal grounding. Ian Duguid, author of this commentary Ezekiel [NIVAC] was a perfect selection for this job by editors of the NIVAC series as he has written extensively on the prophets and understand the critical task of translating their seemingly other worldly message into the lives of Christians today.
With a rarely-matched mastery of the entire prophetic corpus, Iain Duguid reminds us the message is as relevant today as in Ezekiel's day. This world is not our home, but we can learn to live as exiles, with endurance and hope.
Format: Hardcover Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1999 Dimensions: 9 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 1 1/2 (inches) ISBN: 031021047X
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Iain M. Duguid is professor of religion at Grove City College in Grove City Pennsylvania, and the author of Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel.
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