Commentaries on Ezekiel

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Order of Contents

The Best Commentaries  5
Commentaries  3
In Poetry  1
Early Church  2
On Ezekiel Generally  2
Chapters in Ezekiel
The Messianic Passages  1
The Authenticity of Ezekiel  1

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The Best Commentaries on Ezekiel

Puritan

Greenhill, William – An Exposition of Ezekiel  1645-1667

*** – “We always get something out of Greenhill whenever we refer to him.  He had not, of course, the critical skill of the present day, but his spiritual insight was keen.  He rather commented on a passage than expounded it.” – Spurgeon

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Intermediate, 1800’s

Cowles, Henry – Ezekiel and Daniel with Notes, Critical, Explanatory and Practical, Designed for both Pastors and People  1867

Cowles was a Yale graduate, Congregationalist pastor and professor of languages and Ecclesiastical history who wrote number of commentaries on books of the Bible.

*** “In his own way this author is one of the most instructive of American writers; he is clear and definite, and leaves his meaning impressed upon the mind.  His scholarship is respectable.” – Spurgeon

Fairbairn, Patrick – Ezekiel and the Book of his Prophecy, an Exposition  1855  Advanced comments are kept to the footnotes.

Fairbairn was a minister and a renowned professor of the Free Church of Scotland.

*** – “This exposition has passed through three editions, and has gained for its author a high place among elucidators of difficult parts of Scripture.  Dr. Fairbairn has a cool judgment and a warm heart; he has cast much light upon Ezekiel’s wheels, and has evidently felt the touch of the live coal, which is better still.” – Spurgeon

‘Highlights the historical setting of the book.’ – Cyril J. Barber

Henderson, Ebenezer – The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel, with Commentary, Critical, Philological and Exegetical  1855

*** “Valuable condensed notes.” – Spurgeon

Lange’s Commentary – Ezekiel

*** – Spurgeon

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Commentaries on Ezekiel

The Reformation

Beckwith, Carl – Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Ezekiel, Daniel  Buy

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Devotional & Practical

Blackwood, Andrew 

Ezekiel: Prophecy of Hope  Buy

‘Consists of series of expository sermons on the prophecy of Ezekiel.  Amillennial.’ – Cyril J. Barber

The Other Son of Man: Ezekiel/Jesus  Buy

‘An informative series of sermonettes on Ezekiel’s prophecy.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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Advanced

Hengstenburg, E.W. – The Prophecies of Ezekiel Elucidated  1869

**“We have frequently characterized this author’s writings.  They are clear, cold, and dry, like a fine moonlight night in the middle of winter.  A man needs a peculiar mind to enjoy Hengstenberg; but all educated students can profit by him.” – Spurgeon

Keil, C.F. – Ezekiel

**Spurgeon

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Ezekiel in Poetry, with a Commentary

Newcome, William – An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement and an Explanation of the Prophet Ezekiel  1788

** “Dr. Fairbairn says: ‘The notes are of a very brief description, chiefly explanatory of the meanings given in the translation; and both the translation and the notes proceed to a large extent on the vicious principle, very prevalent at the time, of getting rid of difficulties in the sense by proposed emendations of the text.’  Yet Newcome showed both learning and diligence in this improved version.” – Spurgeon

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The Early Church on Ezekiel

Compilation

Stevenson, Kenneth & Michael Glerup – Ancient Commentary on Scripture: Ezekiel, Daniel  Buy 

Individual Father

Origen – Origen of Alexandria: Exegetical Works on Ezekiel  Buy

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On Ezekiel Generally

Godet, Frederic – ‘Ezekiel’  1882  10 pp. in Studies in the Old Testament, pp. 161-171

Guthrie, Thomas – The Gospel in Ezekiel, illustrated in a series of discourses  1870

Guthrie (1803-1873) was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland.

** – “Very little of Ezekiel, and a great many of those flowers of eloquence which rendered Dr. Guthrie so famous.  We can hardy regard it as an exposition.  It only dwells upon the latter part of the 36th chapter.” – Spurgeon

Rowley, Harold Henry – The Book of Ezekiel in Modern Study  Buy  1953

‘Critical essays of importance for their survey of the commentaries written and the different positions held by people who have studied Ezekiel’s prophecy.’ – Cyril J. Barber

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Chapters in Ezekiel: 1, 10, 37

Fuller, Andrew

‘Ezekiel’s Visions’ on chs. 1 & 10  in Works, vol. 1, pp. 636-7

Illustrations of Scripture: Conversion of the Jews on Eze. 37:1-28  in Works, 1:592-7

Burns, William C. – ‘The Valley of Vision’ on Eze. 37:1-28, also in Revival Sermons, pp. 155-68

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The End of Ezekiel, the New Temple

Alleine, William – The Mystery of the Temple and City Described in the Nine Last Chapters of Ezekiel Unfolded  1679

** “Very rare; will interest interpreters of prophecy.” – Spurgeon

Hengstenberg, E.W. – See below on the Messianic Passages

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The Messianic Passages of Ezekiel

Hengstenberg, E.W. – ‘Messianic Predictions in Ezekiel’  1856  76 pp.  in The Christology of the Old Testament, vol. 3, pp. 1-76  Hengstenberg comments on chs: 11:14-21; 16:53-63; 17:22-24; 21:25-27; 34:23-31; 36:22-32; 37:22-28; 40-48

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The Authenticity of Ezekiel

Boyd, James Oscar – ‘Ezekiel and the Modern Dating of the Pentateuch’  1908  23 pp.

Boyd was a professor at old Princeton Seminary.

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“Isaiah I take to be the most Pauline of the Old Testament men; Ezekiel the most Petrine.”

John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan

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