Book Giveaway: Commentaries on Jeremiah/Lamentations and Ezekiel/Daniel

It’s time for this week’s book giveaway. This time I have two commentaries from IVP up for grabs, both from IVP’s excellent series offering historical perspectives on biblical texts: Jeremiah, Lamentations edited by Dean O. Wenthe from the Ancient Christian Commentary series and Ezekiel, Daniel edited by Carl J. Beckwith from the Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series. As with the last giveaway, I’ll be picking one person to win both commentaries. So make sure you scroll down to enter.

Here are the descriptions from the publisher:

Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prophesied for four decades under the last five kings of Judah–from 627 to 587 B.C. His mission: a call to repentance. Among the Apostolic Fathers, Jeremiah was rarely cited, but several later authors give prominent attention to him, including Origen, Theodoret of Cyr and Jerome who wrote individual commentaries on Jeremiah and Cyril of Alexandria and Ephrem the Syrian who compiled catenae.

Justin and Irenaeus made use of Jeremiah to define Christians over against Jews. Athanasius made use of him in trinitarian debates. Cyril of Jerusalem, Irenaeus, Basil the Great and Clement of Alexandria all drew on Jeremiah for ethical exhortation.

Lamentations, as might be expected, quickly became associated with losses and death, notably in Gregory of Nyssa’s Funeral Orations on Meletius. By extension the Fathers saw Lamentations as a description of the challenges that face Christians in a fallen world.

Readers will find some ancient authors translated into English here for the first time. Throughout they will gain insight and encouragement in the life of faith as seen through ancient pastoral eyes.

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The Reformation era revolution in preaching and intepreting the Bible did not occur without keen attention to the Old Testament Scriptures. This is especially true with regard to the Hebrew prophets. Ezekiel and Daniel, replete with startling, unnerving imagery and visions, apocalyptic oracles of judgment and destruction, captivated the reformers as they sought to understand their time and themselves through the lens of Scripture. Equally, these prophetic books underscored the covenantal promises to God’s people and the hope of restoration, which the reformers understood to be the righteousness of Christ made available in faith.

Reformation commentary on the prophets Ezekiel and Daniel are windows into the biblical, theological and pastoral minds of the reformers as they engage the details of the texts, make theological judgments and apply fresh reading of Scripture to their contemporary hearers. Familiar passages, such as Ezekiel’s dazzling vision of the wheels, the building of the temple, or Daniel’s four beasts, are given new layers and textures.

This volume collects the comments of the monumental figures like Luther, Calvin and Melancthon, alongside many lesser known and read thinkers, such as Heinrich Bullinger, Hans Denck, Giovanni Diodati, Johann Gerhard, John Mayer, Matthew Mead, Johann Oecolampadius, Jakob Raupius, Johann Wigand and Andrew Willet. Several beloved English Puritans are included as well: Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, Thomas Manton and John Owen. The wealth of Reformation interpretation on these books of Scripture is brought together for the first time.

Entering is simple. Just do one or more of the following. And, as usual, the more of these you do, the better your chances of winning. (To make my life easier, please leave one comment for everything that you do. So, for example, if you “like” the post on Facebook and also Tweet about it, leave two comments – one for each.)

  • Leave a comment on this post saying that you want the book
  • Subscribe to the blog via email (in the sidebar) or RSS
  • Click the Facebook “like” button on this post
  • Share this post on Twitter
  • Friend me on Facebook (I’m lonely), follow me on Twitter, or add me to your Google+ circles
  • Comment on who your favorite biblical prophet is.

See, nice and simple. I’ll select a winner next Tuesday (March 27). Stay tuned!

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180 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Commentaries on Jeremiah/Lamentations and Ezekiel/Daniel”

  1. Craig Hurst March 21, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I want the books!

    • Rick Beard March 25, 2012 at 11:51 am #

      Book on Lamentations. Looking at how Jeremiah teaches about life-long consequences through the view of God’s forgiveness and hope.

  2. Craig Hurst March 21, 2012 at 7:09 am #

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  14. Mason March 21, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Would love to win these commentaries!

  15. Stephen Leckvold March 21, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    My favorite biblical prophet is Isaiah!

  16. Mason March 21, 2012 at 7:21 am #

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  17. Jonathan Ammon March 21, 2012 at 7:22 am #

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  19. Jonathan Ammon March 21, 2012 at 7:22 am #

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    Already friends on Facebook

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    Already follow on Twitter

  22. Jonathan Ammon March 21, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    My favorite OT prophet is Jeremiah. My favorite all time prophet is Jesus!

  23. Mason March 21, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Has to be, Jeremiah.

  24. Jimmy Reagan March 21, 2012 at 7:30 am #

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  25. Craig Beard March 21, 2012 at 7:31 am #

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    We’re already Friends on Facebook.

  28. Craig Beard March 21, 2012 at 7:33 am #

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  29. Craig Beard March 21, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    If I tweeted, I’d share this on Twitter.

  30. Craig Beard March 21, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    Favorite biblical prophet — Isaiah.

  31. Joshua March 21, 2012 at 7:41 am #

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  33. JasonS March 21, 2012 at 7:48 am #

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  36. GaryS March 21, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    These Commentaries would be valuable addition in my preaching prep. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  37. Dennis March 21, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    I believe I am predestined to win these books {:-)

  38. Mitch Garcia March 21, 2012 at 8:20 am #

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  39. Jason March 21, 2012 at 8:22 am #

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  40. Brian March 21, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I’ll take them, thank you Rey much! :-)

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  43. Jason March 21, 2012 at 8:34 am #

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  44. Jason March 21, 2012 at 8:34 am #

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  45. Jason March 21, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    My favorite prophet is definitely Isaiah, being all apocalyptic and all!

  46. Tim Herd March 21, 2012 at 9:17 am #

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  47. George Mearns March 21, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    They look good.

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    Already Facebook friends

  50. Tim Herd March 21, 2012 at 9:20 am #

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  51. Tim Herd March 21, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    I have always loved Hosea.

  52. Paul D Washburn March 21, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Thanks for this opportunity! I would love to be included in this contest. Thank you :)

  53. Eric Messelt March 21, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    I’ve already done all the other things ‘cept this: I wanna book!

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  56. Jesse Botella March 21, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    *I want these books! My favorite prophet is Amos.

  57. John Wesley Valnes March 21, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Okay, a Reformed commentary on Daniel and Ezekiel? I am drooling… Dibs!

  58. John Wesley Valnes March 21, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    I am preaching in Arts class and will be preaching on Ezekiel 36, and I sure need a good Reformed commentary on Ezekiel! Besides the fact that you are my favorite Church History teacher (oh, gosh, I am such a suck up…)you have a nice smile!!

    • John Wesley Valnes March 21, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      And I have tweeted it and facebooked about it. Do you have any entries in these?

  59. Debbie Manthe March 21, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Wow, these are awesome additions to anyone’s library! Hope to win one of these days. :-)

  60. John Brand March 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I’d be hugely grateful to be the recipient of this book

  61. John Brand March 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    My favourite prophet is either Habakkuk or Isaiah. Can’t decide.

  62. John K Larson Jr March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Love your show!

  63. Luke Todd March 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    These books, I would like them.

  64. Luke Todd March 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    and friended.

  65. Luke Todd March 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Amos

  66. Robert Vaughn March 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Nice books. Would love to have them.

  67. Jeff Welch March 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    You did not pick me last time so it is time for me to win. I will be looking for my name to pop up next week.

  68. Kevin Corbin March 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Would love to give these a read.

  69. Richard Snoddy March 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Yes please!

  70. Dwight Gingrich March 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

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  74. Dwight Gingrich March 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

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  75. Dwight Gingrich March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I am your FB friend.

  76. Jeff Carter March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    My favorite prophet is Jeremiah – and I’m not just saying that because of the book give away. My least favorite (even though you didn’t ask) is Nahum. Can’t stand Nahum.

  77. Dwight Gingrich March 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    My favorite prophet… I’m still working toward the prophets, studying the Pentateuch first. But I think Isaiah wins so far, for his visions of the Messiah. But they’re all so rich!

  78. Wayne Moore March 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these commentaries!

  79. Jeff Taylor March 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

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  80. tory March 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    HI, I’d love this book!

  81. tory March 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    I’m already your FB friend.

  82. tory March 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

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  83. Roger March 22, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Hi Marc, I want these books. Please.

  84. Roger March 22, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    I tweeted the book giveaway.

  85. Roger March 22, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    I am subscribed to your blog.

  86. Roger March 22, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    My favorite prophet is Jeremiah.

  87. Roger March 22, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    I liked on Facebook.

  88. Brandon Fang March 22, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    I want these commentaries!!!

  89. Brandon Fang March 22, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    Liked this post

  90. Brandon Fang March 22, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    We’re already friends on Facebook

  91. Brandon Fang March 22, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Favourite biblical prophet is Hosea.

  92. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    I would like these commentaries.

  93. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    I am now subscribed via email.

  94. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:29 am #

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  95. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    I shared this post on Twitter.

  96. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    I’m friends with you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter.

  97. Daniel Edwards March 22, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    My favorite biblical prophet is probably Hosea.

  98. Kevin Fiske March 22, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    I want the book!

  99. Kevin Fiske March 22, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    I am subscribed via email.

  100. Kevin Fiske March 22, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    My favorite prophet is Isaiah.

  101. Aaron Morse March 22, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I want these books!

  102. Aaron Morse March 22, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I liked your post on FB.

  103. Aaron Morse March 22, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I am subscribed via RSS.

  104. Aaron Morse March 22, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    My favorite prophet is Ezekiel!

    And not just because he’s in one of the commentaries. :)

  105. Aaron Morse March 22, 2012 at 9:58 am #

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  106. doug March 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    want the books

  107. doug March 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

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    already subscribe to your blog

  110. doug March 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    where already fb friends.

  111. doug March 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    nathan is my fav prophet

  112. Mark Taylor March 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Those sound interesting.

  113. Vanessa March 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    I want the book!

  114. Vanessa March 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Subscribing via email

  115. Vanessa March 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Shared on twitter

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    Shared this post on Twitter.

  117. Miles Andrews March 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I’m already a friend on Facebook.

  118. Miles Andrews March 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I want the book, by the way. :)

  119. Miles Andrews March 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Oh, and my favorite biblical prophet is probably Daniel.

  120. Miles Andrews March 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Liked the post on Facebook.

  121. Jonathan Chechile March 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I want these books!

  122. Jonathan Chechile March 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    shared on FB

  123. Jonathan Chechile March 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Shared on Facebook!

  124. Jonathan Chechile March 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Oh, and my favorite Prophet is Isaiah!

  125. drew March 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Yes please!

  126. drew March 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Subscribed via RSS.

  127. drew March 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Zephaniah

  128. Joanne Viola March 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Would love these.

  129. Bob March 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Would like books.

  130. Jason H March 26, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I’d like the books

  131. Jason H March 26, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Favorite prophet is Elijah

  132. Keith fortenberry March 26, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    I want that….

  133. Tim C March 26, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    I want the book!

  134. Tim C March 26, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Liked the post

  135. Tim C March 26, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Subscribed to the blog through RSS

  136. Tim C March 26, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Hosea is my favorite prophet

  137. Gary Golike March 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    I want the books

  138. Luke Gossett March 27, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Tweeted it.

  139. Luke Gossett March 27, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    I liked it on Facebook.

  140. Luke Gossett March 27, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    I want the books!

  141. Luke Gossett March 27, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I just finished a lecture from Amos, but it left me enamored with his literary skill, so my favorite biblical prophet is Amos.

  142. André Kamphuis March 27, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    I would love to receive these books.

  143. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    I would like these books.

  144. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Subscribed.

  145. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Liked.

  146. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Tweeted.

  147. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Followed on Twitter.

  148. Cory Taylor March 27, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Favorite prophet: Ezekiel. The merkabah scene appeals to the mystic inside me.

  149. Donnie H March 27, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    I want the books

    • Donnie H March 27, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      I also tweeted about the books

  150. Tyler Patrick March 27, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I would like the books.

  151. Tyler Patrick March 27, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    I already subscribe to your blog.

  152. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I would love these commentaries.

  153. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Already subscribed via email

  154. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Tweeted

  155. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Followed on Twitter

  156. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Liked on Facebook

  157. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Friended you on Facebook.

  158. Dwight Davis March 27, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    My favorite biblical prophet is either Jeremiah or Hosea. It’s a tough call. (I really considered saying Jesus, just to be that guy)

  159. Charles Welch March 27, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    I want those books as well but there are a lot of entries.

    • Charles Welch March 27, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      I liked the post on Facebook.

  160. Valerio Bernardi March 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I would like the book

  161. Denny Dispennette March 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I would like these books.

  162. Denny Dispennette March 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Liked on facebook.

  163. Denny Dispennette March 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Tweeted.

  164. Denny Dispennette March 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Jeremiah is my favorite prophet (as of now anyway).

  165. Cheryl March 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    That looks like something I would really like.

  166. Cheryl March 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Shared on twitter.

  167. Vanessa March 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Hard choice but favorite is probably Elijah, Isaiah, Daniel or Samuel.

  168. Marc Cortez March 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks everyone for participating. We’ve picked a winner for this giveaway, and you can read about it here: http://marccortez.com/2012/03/27/we-have-a-winner/.

  169. Alan Jones March 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Thanks for your generosity!

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