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B&H Books Ezekiel: New American Commentary [NAC]

Human interest in eschatology is perennial. This perhaps is one reason for the enduring interest in Ezekiel. But the Book of Ezekiel is much more than a book about end times events. It also is a book about present spiritual realities relevant for every age. The message of Ezekiel is timeless. It speaks to us in the midst of our world despite our need.

The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves as a minister's friend and a student's guide.

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An Average Commentary With a Unique Perspective

Date:November 23, 2012
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As a general rule I like the New American Commentaries. They break the text down at a nearly verse-by-verse level and tend to offer a fairly helpful exegesis of the text for non-scholars. They’re based upon the NIV and in the spirit of this translation, they help to bridge the gap between the overly technical and overly devotional commentaries. I think that the average layperson would benefit from them and those with theological training will still find them helpful as well.
All that being said, I find this volume rather unhelpful. Having recently worked on a Bible study through Ezekiel, I was consulting numerous commentaries and this work seemed to offer little in new insights compared to Block and Duguid. I would recommend both of them over this work. However, it is very reasonably priced and might offer the occasional nugget of wisdom.
Obviously Ezekiel is a difficult to understand book and there are different interpretive frameworks one can utilize in seeing the big picture. Cooper takes a dispensational premillennial hermeneutic and while I don’t agree with that assessment, it’s good to hear from someone of that persuasion in how they understand this text. But with that in mind, I certainly would use other works to balance out this view.
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