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pp. 1-5

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-viii

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Foreword

Frank Moore Cross, Helmut Koester

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pp. ix-x

...in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work. It is hoped that the series, like its name, will carry forward this old and venerable tradition. A second entirely practical reason for selecting the name lies in the desire to avoid a long descriptive title and its inevitable acronym, or worse, an unpronounceable abbreviation. The series is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It will utilize the fuJI range of philological and historical tools, including...

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Preface to the Second German Edition (1979)

Walther Zimmerli

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pp. xi-xviii

Since the fascicles of the first German edition of the present commentary appeared ( 1955-1969), research on the book of Ezekiel has not stood still. Although one still cannot speak of an "hour of Ezekiel 8 having arrived, as until recently there had been an "hour of Amos," and as presently the "hour of the Deuteronomist(s)" seems to have come, a not insignificant amount of effort has been devoted to Ezekiel during the course of the last few years. In this preface a number of the more significant recent works can be described...

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pp. xix-xxxiii

Editor’s Note

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p. xxxiv

Commentary: Ezekiel 2

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pp. 1-2

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Oracles against Seven Nations and Cities (25:1–32:32)

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pp. 3-178

Ezekiel25-32, in which oracles against Ammon (25: 1- 7), Moab (25:8-11), Edom (25:12-14), and the Philistines (25: 15-17), Tyre (26: 1-28: 19), Sidon (28:20-23) and Egypt (29: 1-32:32) are gathered together, is undoubtedly intended, within the book as a whole, to be a homogeneous compositional unit. 1 As in the layout of Isaiah, Jeremiah (according to...

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The Watchman and his Consolation: the Freedom to Repent (33:1–20)

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pp. 179-190

aAnd the word of Yahweh came to me: 2/ Son of man, speak to the members of your people and say to them: If I bring the sworda over a land and the people of the land take a man from their midstb and make him their watchman c. 3/ and if hea sees the swordb coming against the Iande and blows the horn and warns d the people, 4/ and (if then) anyonea hears the...

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The News of the Fall of Jerusalem (33:21–22)

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pp. 191-194

In the a year, in the tenthb month, on the fifth (day) of the month c after our deportation, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me with the message: The cityd has been taken. 22/ And the hand of Yahweh had come overa me in the evening, before the fugitive arrivedb. And he (i.e. Yahweh) opened my mouth by the time he (i.e. the fugitive) camec to me in...

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Against Unreadiness for Repentence at Home and Abroad (33:23–33)

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pp. 195-202

The word of Yahweh came to me: 24/ Son of man. the inhabitants of the[se]a ruins in the land of Israel sayb: Abraham was an individual c. and he gained possession of the land. But we are many. and the land is given to us to possess. Therefore say to them: Thusa has...

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The Shepherds of Israel and Israel as God’s Flock (34:1–31)

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pp. 203-223

And the word of Yahweh came to me: 2/ Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesya and say to them [,the shepherds]b: Thus has [the Lord]c Yahweh said: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselvesdl Should shepherds not feed ...

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Judgment on Mount Seir and Salvation for the Mountains of Israel (35:1–36:15)

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pp. 224-240

And the word of Yahweh came to me: 2/ Son of man, turn your face toa Mount Seir and prophesy against it 3/ and say to ita: Thus has [the Lord]b Yahweh said: See, I am againstc you, Mount Seirl and I shall stretch out my hand against you and make you into a horrible wasteland d. 4/ I shall make your cities...

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Israel’s New Life: The Free Gift of the God who is true to himself (36:16–38)

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pp. 241-252

And the word of Yahweh came to me: 17/ Son of man, when the house of Israel liveda in their land, they made it unclean by their behavior and their deeds b. Like the uncleaness at menstruation was their behavior (unclean) before me. 18/ Then I poured out my anger upon them [because of the blood which they shed in the land and because they...

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The Resurrection of Dead Israel (37:1–14)

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pp. 253-266

aThe hand of Yahweh cameb upon me, and hec led me out d a down in the midst of the plainf. But it was full of bones c. 2/ And when he leda me through themb all around, see there they lay...

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The Two Sticks (37:15–28)

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pp. 267-280

-The word of Yahweha came to me: 16/ Youa, son of man, take a stickb and write on it: For Judahc and the Israelites associatedd with him. And a another'

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Assault on and the End of Chief Prince Gog of Meshech and Tubal (38:1–39:29)

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pp. 281-324

aAnd the word of Yahweh came to me: 2/ Son of man, turn your face towards Gog []a. the chief princeb of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3/ and saya: Thus has [the Lord]b Yahweh said: See, I am against youc, Gogd, you chief ...

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The Great Vision of the New Temple and the New Land (40:1–48:35)

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pp. 325-555

Chapters 40-48 of the book of Ezekiel describe, like chapters 8-11, a great ecstatic vision on the part of the prophet. He is transported to the temple mount in the land of Israel. There a man leads him through the sanctuary area. In a series of silently accomplished measurements and with a few concise explanatory remarks, the construction of this area is set out...

Appendices

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pp. 556-568

Bibliography (with Supplement from Second German Edition)

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pp. 569-590

Indices for Ezekiel Volumes I and II

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pp. 591-606

Book Spine

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