Synopses & Reviews
Ezekiel has long been considered the most difficult of all the prophetic books to understand. The prophet's bizarre visions, extraordinary behaviour, and extravagant imagery have perplexed and fascinated readers for more than 2,500 years. The prophet has had an impact not only on theology and the life of Church and Synagogue, but also on culture, art and architecture. The volume brings together 15 new essays on Ezekiel's impact by leading scholars, and they focus on a range of different parts of the book and periods of reception. Historically they cover the reception of Ezekiel from the New Testament to the present day, and include both Jewish and Christian readings of the book. Methodologically, they offer a wide sample of the different approaches to reception/history of interpretation current in contemporary biblical studies.
Essays on the reception history of the book of Ezekiel, arising from the work of the SBL section ‘Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel'
About the Author
Paul M. Joyce is University Lecturer in Theology in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford.He is author of Divine Initiative and Human Response in Ezekiel (Sheffield, 1989) and numerous articles on Ezekiel, and currently chairs the Society of Biblical Literature's 'Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel' Section.
Andrew Mein is Tutor in Old Testament, Westcott House, Cambridge.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
John F. A. Sawyer
Ezekiel in the History of Christianity
Marvin A. Sweeney
The Problem of Ezekiel in Talmudic Literature
Gary T. Manning, Jr.
Shepherd, Vine, and Bones: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John
Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation
Hector M. Patmore
Adam or Satan? The Identity of the King of Tyre in Late Antiquity
Robert A. Harris
The Reception of Ezekiel among Twelfth-Century Northern French Rabbinic Exegetes
Jerusalem and Israel, Synonyms or Antonyms? -Jewish Exegesis on Ezekiel's Prophecies against Jerusalem
Margaret S. Odell
Reading Ezekiel, Seeing Christ: The Ezekiel Cycle in the Church of St. Maria and St. Clemens, Schwarzrheindorf
Half-Way between Genesis and Apocalypse: Ezekiel as Message and Proof for New World Converts
Ezekiel's Women in Christian Interpretation: The Case of Ezekiel 16
Steven Shawn Tuell
The Meaning of the Mark: New Light on Ezekiel 9 from the History of Interpretation
William A. Tooman
Of Puritans and Prophets: Cotton Mather's Interpretation of Ezekiel in the Biblia Americana
William Blake and Ezekiel's merkabah
Dale C. Allison, Jr.
Ezekiel, UFOs, and the Nation of Islam
Index of References
Index of Authors