There are two areas that I would like to discuss with her: 1) If the Book of Ezekiel
is a composite text containing all sorts of (prophetic) genres, why confine yourself in the comparison to a single group of Mesopotamian texts?
Secondly, and permeating the whole Book of Ezekiel
, is the identification of two distinct layers of editorial development which he labels the Gola-orientation and the Diaspora-orientation.
Cooke, The Book of Ezekiel
, The International Critical Commentary, edited by S.
The Kabod of YHWH in the Old Testament: With Particular Reference to the Book of Ezekiel
3) In an attempt to bolster the claim that P existed as an independent source, Propp endeavored to show that "a fragment of the intact Priestly source can be excavated out of the book of Ezekiel
In this substantial study, Poser (academic staff member, Protestant theology, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany) offers an interpretation of the book of Ezekiel
as a fictional account drawn from the extreme events and suffering that accompanied the destruction of the Jewish Temple of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE, the eradication of the Jewish kingdom, and deportation of the Jewish people to Babylon by Nebukanezer in what has been termed a scorched earth policy.
The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Ezekiel
Given the importance of the vision, much more could have been said about its background, imagery, and function within the Book of Ezekiel
as a whole.
Granted this reservation, the book of Ezekiel
, with its graphic sexual imagery and obscene, rage-filled, sadistic fantasies (see chapters 16 and 23), is, undeniably, a prima facie candidate for Freudian analysis.
Readers should approach the book of Ezekiel
as trauma literature, says Lyons, because it was written for people who had undergone forced deportation to another land, whose city and temple had been destroyed by the Babylonian empire, and whose religious and political institutions had come to a devastating end.
The last chapters of the Book of Ezekiel
envision and describe the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.
Exploring the reception and impact of the Old Testament book, they consider different parts of it, different periods ranging from the New Testament to the present, and different approaches to the Book of Ezekiel
in modern biblical studies.
In fact, the perfection of four, symbolized in the image of God's throne-chariot in the first chapter of the Book of Ezekiel
, contributed historically to the choice of four gospels for the New Testament canon -- that is, out of all the gospels that were written back then, we have four instead of two, three, or five," Frankfurter said.
This collection of essays includes nine papers, seven of which were initially presented at the SBL Seminar on Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel
in 1997 and 1998.
The final section of the Book of Ezekiel
, the account of the Temple Vision, is notoriously difficult to interpret, and one sometimes suspects that commentaries on the whole book are beginning to run out of steam on this last lap