Item description for Ezekiel 1 (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) by Walther Zimmerli, Frank M. Cross & Klaus Baltzer...
Overview The Hermeneia Commentary Series is a critical and scholarly treatment of the scriptures. This is the first of two volumes on Ezekiel by Walther Zimmerli. This volume contains an introductory section which includes discussions on the date and backgound of Ezekiel as well as the structure, language, date and critical approaches to the work. The commentary itself is extremely detailed, analyzing the linguistics of Ezekiel as well as the historical aspects of the book. A scholarly text.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 8.4" Height: 1.7" Weight: 3.37 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1988
Publisher Fortress Press
ISBN 0800660080 ISBN13 9780800660086
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More About Walther Zimmerli, Frank M. Cross & Klaus Baltzer
Walther Zimmerli (1907-84) was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gottingen, Germany, and one of the most important biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Among his many publications in English are Ezekiel, 2 vols. (Hermeneia; Fortress Press, 1979/1983), I Am Yahweh (1982), The Old Testament and the World (1976), and The Law and the Prophets (1965).
Walther Zimmerli was born in 1907 and died in 1983.
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Very detailed treatment May 8, 2007
This excellent work offers a very extensive treatment of the issues and textual issues involved in the second half of Ezekiel. Zimmerli's work (including part 1) is a solid foundation for a deeper look at this neglected prophet.
The Definitive Work May 7, 2000
Don't let the vastness of this work (2 vols.) scare you away. It is thorough, but remains accesible to the lay reader. Zimmerli brings Ezekiel's propheicies alive and makes them modern without getting sidetracked by the eschatological pitfalls which often beset commentators on Ezekiel. The only factor which limits the usefulness of this commentary is that Church curricula rarely focus on this prophet - a sad circumstance considering the relevance Ezekiel has for our times, as illuminated by Zimmerli. For preachers and scholars the works are a necessity; for the layman they are a wonderful expansion of Ezekiel's message.