Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Scripture Commentary Available

If you are interested in learning more about Scripture and want to be fed and nourished with good exegetical teaching then look no further. The Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (OCABS) has published a new commentary on the writings of the Prophet Ezekiel. Father Paul N. Tarazi's thorough analysis of the text will provide the reader with food for the journey.

Below is a description about the book from the OCABS website.

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Quick Overview

In this volume, the author, Paul Nadim Tarazi, explains that "The most striking aspect of [Ezekiel's] message is that the exile has been willed by a teaching lesson." Instead of heeding God's instruction, "under Solomon and his successors, [the people of Israel] treated Canaan as another Egypt where, this time round, they would be 'masters' of their own destiny. Little did they realize that neither they nor the Pharaohs are 'masters' of their fate. God alone is the Lord and master of all. Thus, it is God himself who calls upon the new 'Egyptians,' the Assyrians and the Babylonians, to punish Samaria and Jerusalem."