By Paul M. Joyce

The ebook starts with a radical creation to the most severe questions that come up in reference to the ebook of Ezekiel. It covers the historical-critical time table but additionally comprises more recent techniques and questions, reminiscent of mental matters and the inspiration that Ezekiel might be considered as a 'character' in the ebook. The emphasis is at the perception that many alternative forms of questions may well illumine a textual content like Ezekiel. The observation treats all of the chapters of the publication of Ezekiel in flip. The chapter-by-chapter statement summarizes the most topics of the bankruptcy and increases the most severe matters that come up relating to the bankruptcy, sooner than continuing to targeted exegesis.

Show description

Read or Download Ezekiel: A Commentary (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, Volume 482) PDF

Best judaism books

The Book of J

OCR text.

Synopsis:
A arguable nationwide most sensible vendor upon its preliminary ebook, The booklet of J is an audacious paintings of literary recovery revealing one of many nice narratives of all time and unveiling its mysterious writer. J is the identify that students ascribe to the anonymous author they think is accountable for the textual content, written among 950 and 900 BCE, on which Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers relies. within the ebook of J, accompanying David Rosenberg's translation, Harold Bloom persuasively argues that J used to be a woman—very most probably a girl of the royal condo at King Solomon's court—and a author of the stature of Homer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew convey J's tales to lifestyles and display her towering originality and take hold of of humanity. Bloom argues in numerous essays that "J" used to be now not a spiritual author yet a fierce ironist. He additionally bargains ancient context, a dialogue of the idea of the way the various texts got here jointly to create the Bible, and translation notes.

Contents:
Acknowledgments
THE writer J / Harold Bloom
Preface on Names and Terms
Chronology
Introduction
Enfolding an Author
Imagining an writer
David: J and the courtroom Historian
Translating J

THE booklet OF J / Translated by way of David Rosenberg

COMMENTARY / Harold Bloom
Eden and After
Abram
Jacob
Tamar
Joseph
Moses
In the Wilderness

AFTER statement/ Harold Bloom
The publication of J and Torah
The illustration of Yahweh
The Psychology of Yahweh
The Blessing: Exiles, barriers, Jealousies
Conclusion: The Greatness of J

TRANSLA TOR'S APPENDIXES / David Rosenberg
A. Notes at the Translation
B. Biblical resources

Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

'I am a Christian' is the confession of the martyrs of early Christian texts and, doubtless, of many others; yet what did this confession suggest, and the way used to be early Christian id developed? This ebook is a hugely unique exploration of ways a feeling of being 'a Christian', or of 'Christian identity', was once formed in the surroundings of the Jewish and Graeco-Roman international.

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America

How Jews take into consideration and paintings with items is the topic of this attention-grabbing examine of the interaction among fabric tradition and Jewish proposal. Ken Koltun-Fromm attracts from philosophy, cultural experiences, literature, psychology, movie, and images to painting the vibrancy and richness of Jewish perform in the United States.

Building Jewish In The Roman East (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

Archaeology has unearthed the glories of old Jewish constructions during the Mediterranean. yet what has remained shrouded is what those structures intended. development Jewish first surveys the structure of small rural villages within the Galilee within the early Roman interval sooner than analyzing the improvement of synagogues as "Jewish institutions.

Extra info for Ezekiel: A Commentary (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, Volume 482)

Example text

W e s e c th is in the r e c u r r e n t m o t i f o f s e l f - l o a th in g o n th e p a r t o f s u r v i ­ v o r s . w h e t h e r a c c i d e n t a ll y s p a r e d o r the r e c ip ie n ts o f G o d ' s u n d e s e r v e d d e liv e r a n c e . S e lf - lo a th in g is fo u n d a t 6 :9 ; 2 0 :4 3 a n d 3 6 :3 1 . T h e r e la te d m o t i f o f s h a m e is f o u n d a t 16:52 . 5 4 . 6 1 . 63 a n d 3 6 :3 2 ( c f. 7 :1 8 ; 4 3 : 1 0 11: 4 4 : 1 3 ) . In s e v e r a l c a s e s s u r v i v o r s illu s tra te t h e d e s e r v e d a n d j u s t n a t u r e o f th e p u n i s h m e n t th a t h a s ta k e n p la c e : 12:1 6 a n d 1 4 : 2 2 - 2 3 (cf.

A n d y e t th e la n g u a g e o f r c p c n t a n c c is b y n o m e a n s a b s e n t, a s I h a v e a c k n o w l e d g e d . It m a y in d e e d b e in p a r t iro n ic ( " w o u l d th a t y o u h a d . . " ) , b u t s o m e f u r th e r a c c o u n t n e e d s to b e g iv e n o f its p r e s e n c e . W i t h i n th e c o n t e x t o f th e b o o k o f E z e k ie l a s a w h o l e the c a l l s m a y a l s o b e s e e n a s a n tic ip a t in g a tim e w h e n Y h w h w ill g r a n t a n e w b e g i n n i n g .

17 a n d 19), the m o ra l h o r i z o n is h e r e m u c h m o r e lim ite d . M o r e o v e r , r e s t o r a t i o n is n o t in v i e w , f o r E z e k 18 fa ils to relate fu lly to th e in s titu tio n a l a n d c o m m u n a l life o f a r e s to r e d Israel. C h a p t e r 14 to o is r e le v a n t h e r e : " I t is h ig h ly s ig n if ic a n t t h a t t h e t w o m o s t u n e q u iv o c a l c a lls for r e p e n t a n c e c o m e in c h a p t e r s 14 a n d 18 w h i c h . . c a n b e s e e n a s m o s t d ir e c tly r e fle c tin g th e p r e s e n t s i tu a ti o n o f th e e x i l e s " ( M e i n 2 0 0 1 a : 2 1 2 ) .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 5 votes