The Hermeneia Commentary Series is a critical and scholarly treatment of the scriptures. This is the first of two volumes on Ezekiel by Walther Zimmerli. This volume contains an introductory section which includes discussions on the date and backgound of Ezekiel as well as the structure, language, date and critical approaches to the work. The commentary itself is extremely detailed, analyzing the linguistics of Ezekiel as well as the historical aspects of the book. A scholarly text.