The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel

“ The Structuring of Biblical Books Studies in the Book of Ezekiel . ” ASTI 10 ( 1975-76 ) : 129–153 . Tångberg , K. Arvid . Die prophetische Mahnrede . FRLANT 139. Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 1987 . Thompson , Thomas L. Early ...

Author: Thomas Renz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 0391041622

Category: Religion

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In this study, Renz argues that the book of Ezekiel functions as a single rhetorical unit designed to address a specific rhetorical situation: shaping the self-understanding of the second-generation of Judaean exiles and defining the "true Israel." This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

The Book of Ezekiel and Its Influence

The book had great impact in Jewish and early Christian literature as well as in western art. This book deals with the intentions of the book of Ezekiel, but also focuses on its use by subsequent writers, editors or artists.

Author: H. J. de Jonge

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754655830

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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The Book of the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel (6th century B.C.E.) is a book of forceful language and impressive images. Its message is often clear, sometimes mysterious. The book had great impact in Jewish and early Christian literature as well as in western art. This book deals with the intentions of the book of Ezekiel, but also focuses on its use by subsequent writers, editors or artists. It traces Ezekiel's influence in Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of God, in Paul, the Gospels, and Revelation, and also shows that Ezekiel's imagery, via Jewish mysticism, influenced the visionary art of William Blake. Presenting contributions from leading biblical scholars in Oxford and Leiden, based on their unique collaborative research, this book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working in the field of biblical studies, including those studying the Hebrew Bible, its early versions, 'inter-testamental' Judaism, New Testament and Early Christianity, and the reception of Biblical literature in later centuries.

Two Books of Ezekiel

... a debate concerning the specific visions of ezekiel. such a debate implies some notoriety for ezekiel's prophecies, a situation which is likely to have developed over time. elsewhere in the book, ezekiel speaks in the first person, ...

Author: Ingrd A. Lilly

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004206748

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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Employing text-critical, literary, and codicological analysis, this book shows the significance of Papyrus 967 for understanding the book of Ezekiel's textual transmission and status as a variant literary edition.

Ezekiel A Commentary

This book addresses the historical-critical agenda of Ezekiel and includes newer approaches and questions, such as psychological issues and the notion that Ezekiel should be regarded as a "character" within the book.

Author: Paul M. Joyce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567483614

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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This book addresses the historical-critical agenda of Ezekiel and includes newer approaches and questions, such as psychological issues and the notion that Ezekiel should be regarded as a "character" within the book.

The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1 24

To most modern readers the book of Ezekiel is a mystery.

Author: Daniel I. Block

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467423700

Category: Religion

Page: 963

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To most modern readers the book of Ezekiel is a mystery. Few can handle Ezekiel's relentless denunciations, his unconventional antics, his repetitive style, and his bewildering array of topics. This excellent commentary by Daniel I. Block makes sense of this obscure and often misunderstood prophet and demonstrates the relevance of Ezekiel's message for the church today.

Ezekiel

Taylor's thrilling work on Ezekiel is filled with unending inspiration, information, and help. (Biblical Studies)

Author: Preston A. Taylor

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781600345241

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Taylor's thrilling work on Ezekiel is filled with unending inspiration, information, and help. (Biblical Studies)

Ezekiel

Like the other volumes in the Old Testament Guides series, this compact study of Ezekiel will be much appreciated by the student turning to the study of the prophet for the first time.

Author: Henry McKeating

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850754282

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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A much-neglected prophet, Ezekiel is nevertheless a key figure in Old Testament religion. Standing where he does, at the great crisis point of Israel's history, the exile, he confronts the basic questions, can the nation survive?, and, should it? Ezekiel represents the priestly strand in Israel's thinking, which lays such weight on the temple as the place of the presence of God. How can the nation be sustained when it has been deprived of its traditional place of worship? Ezekiel's reply is that the presence of God is still available, even in the land of exile, but that the presence is yet to be restored to its proper place in Jerusalem. Like the other volumes in the Old Testament Guides series, this compact study of Ezekiel will be much appreciated by the student turning to the study of the prophet for the first time.

Ezekiel Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

He has provided clear understanding of a complex book of the Bible that many in the past have found confusing and murky. He clarifies the theological underpinnings of the text and brings the brilliance of this book into the light.

Author: Steven Tuell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441238344

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Ezekiel is a transitional character writing in times of dramatic change. A priest without a temple, called to the prophetic office; an exile without a country, writing to his fellow exiles; a public figure for a while without a voice, Ezekiel composes a magnum opus that touched the hearts and minds of his generation and a work that continues to speak of the power and love of God more than two thousand years later. Steven Tuell has captured the breadth and depth of the man and his profound recognition of the power and grace of God for a disenfranchised community. He has provided clear understanding of a complex book of the Bible that many in the past have found confusing and murky. He clarifies the theological underpinnings of the text and brings the brilliance of this book into the light. His explanation of the visionary closing chapters of the book that center on a new nation and a new center of worship is cogent and clear. The New International Biblical Commentary offers the best of contemporary scholarship in a format that both general readers and serious students can use with profit. Based on the widely used New International Version translation, the NIBC presents careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes.

A Theological Examination of Symbolism in Ezekiel with Emphasis on the Shepherd Metaphor

This book addresses one of the ever-aching problems of human society – failed leadership in secular and sacred domains.

Author: Joel K. T. Biwul

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783689941

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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This book addresses one of the ever-aching problems of human society – failed leadership in secular and sacred domains. It points out, from Ezekiel’s use of symbolism and shepherd motif, what society stands to suffer and or lose under a bad human leadership structure and bad governance. This plays out in the book’s x-ray of the characteristics of sheep needing a shepherd. Dr. Biwul contends that Ezekiel used symbolic sign-acts to indict both Israel’s bad and imperfect human shepherds as well as the Babylonian exiles as being responsible for their plight for not upholding the norms of Deuteronomic theology. Particularly, he argues forcefully from Ezekiel’s shepherd motif that a major factor responsible for the exile of Israel as a covenant community is the massive failure of its bad and imperfect human shepherds who did not possess the requisite shepherding qualities inherent in Yahweh as chief shepherd of Israel. Biwul therefore draws particular attention to the reality of Ezekiel’s use of the recognition formula when Yahweh acts at last to restore his people. This is rooted in the theological-eschatological motif which would come to its full reality in the anticipated eschatological community when Yahweh would shepherd his people.