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Publication Date: 21 Apr 2016
Series: For Everyone Series: Old Testament
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 288
Author: John Goldingay
ISBN-13: 9780281061396, 9780281067886

Lamentations and Ezekiel for Everyone

By John Goldingay
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Summary
Both Lamentations and Ezekiel focus on the destruction of Jerusalem, an act of divine punishment for the city’s faithlessness over many years. Lamentations is caught up in the catastrophe that befalls the city, and combines grief, sorrow and pleas for mercy in its few short chapters. Ezekiel reflects on the same events from the standpoint of those living in exile in the city of Babylon, but turns his attention to the future, offering a series of positive visions that speak of God’s plans for ultimate redemption. His prophecies are significant for the hope they offer in the wake of Jerusalem’s destruction, and for the way their vivid imagery was later taken up and used by John of Patmos in the Book of Revelation.

Using personal anecdote, a witty and lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament.
About the Author
John Goldingay is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology at the Fuller Theological Seminary in the USA. His published titles include Old Testament Theology (three volumes) and commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, and Psalms. As well as being a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he serves on the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.
Press Reviews

If you want to give yourself and Old Testament treat, look no further. You are in the hands of a master, and the result is as good a starting point as you will find to enter the thought world of Lamentations and Ezekiel. Such an illuminating little book!

- Evangelicals Now

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