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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:53792
Doc. No:TL23746
Call number:‭NR68857‬
Main Entry:Brian Neil Peterson
Title & Author:Ezekiel in Context: Ezekiel's Message Understood in its Historical Setting of Covenant Curses and Ancient Near Eastern Mythological MotifsBrian Neil Peterson
College:University of St. Michael's College (Canada)
Date:2009
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2009
Page No:424-n/a
Abstract:This study concludes that the book of Ezekiel was not an amalgam of visions and oracles compiled with no particular literary strategy but rather is a purposeful literary work, which betrays the compiler's rhetorical intent. The book of Ezekiel shows a masterful literary mind behind the framework of visions and metaphors closely linked to ancient Near Eastern covenant curses, symbolism, and motifs. Ezekiel's visions and extended metaphors appear at key junctures forming the "peaks" of the framework of the work. The chariot-throne vision of chapters 1-3 sets the tone for the ensuing prophecies. In Exodus fashion, Yahweh, the offended Suzerain, appears in theophanic glory as the one who will enact the covenant curses of the Law against his wayward vassal, Judah. Thus, it is no surprise that the reappearance of the chariot-throne vision in chapters 8-11 marks the enactment of the greatest covenant curse- temple abandonment. This first curse opens the floodgates for the outpouring of the covenant curses upon the "rebellious house" of Judah (cf. chs. 13-24). These covenant curses find their nexus in the extended metaphors and covenant language of chapters 16 and 23 where Judah is judged by the "standards"/"customs" of the nations. However, the "house of Israel" is not forever abandoned to the enacted curses as was the fate of most unfaithful vassals of the ANE. Yahweh tempers his justice with his h[dotbelow]esed manifested by the reversal of the curses in chapters 25-48. Curses once placed upon "the house of Israel" are now turned against its enemies. The vision of the valley of dry bones in chapter 37, a picture of a much-feared ANE curse, stands at the heart of the restoration chapters as a testimony to the plan of Yahweh to reverse the curses. The final destruction of chaos in chapters 38-39 paves the way for the vision of the new temple and the ultimate curse reversal. Ezekiel's message comes full-circle as the glory of the Lord, which had once abandoned the covenant people, returns to its earthly abode and the rebuilt city of Jerusalem is renamed "Yahweh is there."
Subject:Philosophy, religion and theology; Ezekiel; Covenant curses; Mythological motifs; Symbolism; Biblical studies; Theology; Religious history; Ancient civilizations; Mythology; Rhetoric; 0321:Biblical studies; 0469:Theology
Added Entry:University of St. Michael's College (Canada)