Andrew of St. Victor's Expositio in Ezechielem represents a unique development in the history of Christian exegesis of the Old Testament: it is the first commentary since the fifth-century commentary by Jerome exclusively devoted to the literal sense of the prophet Ezekiel. Both Jerome and Andrew often consulted with Jews concerning the literal meaning of the text. Andrew's Expositio records more Hebrew traditions than Jerome's, and provides the reader with insights into Jewish exegesis of the twelfth century.
The introduction to the text of the Expositio focuses on the historical setting for Andrew's "dialogues" with his Jewish teachers and raises the questions: How much Hebrew did Andrew know? What were the sources used by the Jewish teachers? What type of exegesis did Jews share with him? Finally, does Andrew's commentary reveal an attempt to answer Jewish exegesis?