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Bibil Identifier bibil:206702
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Egypt’s Shameful Death and the House of Israel’s Exodus from Sheol (Ezekiel 32.17-32 and 37.1-14)
Author Strong, John T.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 475-504 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that Ezek. 32.17-32, which depicts the funerary procession of Egypt into Sheol, and 37.1-14, the vision of the nation’s dry bones, should be read in context with each other. Ezekiel 32.17-32 is understood not as a lament, but rather as a ceremony escorting Egypt into its proper resting place in Sheol, using KTU 1.161 as a helpful guide. The prophet, it becomes clear, promised a shameful death for Egypt, while promising, in contrast, a new life full of honor for his own nation. At the heart of the matter was the honor of Yahweh, which Ezekiel underscored by incorporating exodus motifs.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210365968
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Death
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Netherworld
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Israel
Pericopes Ezekiel 32,17-32,32
Ezekiel 37,1-37,14
Ezekiel 29-32
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