Ezekiel, Daniel, Edited by Kenneth Stevenson and Michael Glerup alt
Ezekiel, Daniel
  • Length: 368 pages
  • Published: February 19, 2014
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 9738
  • ISBN: 9780830897384

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The books of Ezekiel and Daniel are rich in imagery that is taken up afresh in the New Testament. Echoes of Ezekiel—with its words of doom and hope, vision of a new temple, and scroll-eating prophet—are especially apparent in the book of Revelation. Daniel is most notable in supplying terminology and imagery for Jesus of Nazareth's favored self-description as "Son of man," a phrase also found in Ezekiel. The four beasts of Daniel find their counterparts in the lion, ox, man, and eagle of Ezekiel and Revelation. It is no wonder these books, despite the difficulties in interpreting them, took hold on the imagination of the early church.

In this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume, over forty church fathers are cited in the commentary on Ezekiel, some of whom are here translated into English for the first time, but pride of place goes to four significant extant works: the homilies of Origen and Gregory the Great, and the commentaries of Jerome and Theodoret of Cyr, thus bridging East and West, North and South.

A similar array of fathers are found within the commentary on Daniel. Extensive comments derive from the works of Theodoret of Cyr, Hippolytus, Jerome, and Isho'dad of Merv, providing a wealth of insight.

The benefit of the ACCS is not only that we are drawn into the world and thought of the Church Fathers. More importantly, through them, we are drawn ever more closely to Holy Scripture itself.

PJC, Liturgy, Hymnody Pulpit, Vol. 2, issue 4


General Introduction
A Guide to Using This Commentary
Introduction to Ezekiel
Commentary on Ezekiel
Introduction to Daniel
Commentary on Daniel
Appendix: Early Christian Writers and the Documents Cited
Biographical Sketches
Timeline of Writers of the Patristic Period
Bibliography of Works in Original Languages
Bibliography of Works in English Translation
Author/Writings Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


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Kenneth Stevenson (PhD, Southampton University) is retired from his position as bishop of Portsmouth in England. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is the author of numerous publications, including Worship: Wonderful and Sacred Mystery, The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition, The Lord's Prayer: A Text in Tradition, and Rooted in Detachment: Living the Transfiguration.

Michael Glerup

Michael Glerup (PhD, Drew University) serves as the research and acquisitions director for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and as the operations manager for the Ancient Christian Texts series. He continues his research in the history of exegesis as the executive director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University.