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Bibil Identifier bibil:219826
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ezekiel 26-28 and the History of Tyre
Author Saur, Markus
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 208-221 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Reconstructing the relationship between Israel and Phoenicia one can find an outstanding source in Ezek 26-28. In these chapters we find traces of the political, economic and religious life of the city of Tyre: Ezek 26 reflects the siege and downfall of the city and seems to look back to the campaign of Alexander the Great who brought after 333 BCE the Near East under his control; Ezek 27 deals with a Tyrian trade list—an evaluation of this text gives important insight into the Tyrian system of trade; and in Ezek 28, the authors of the text demonstrate their knowledge about Tyrian rituals and myths. Even if this information is given in a prophetic oracle against Tyre which is full of hybrid intentions and tendencies one cannot leave beside the facts reported in these chapters because the authors were obviously familiar with large segments of Phoenician and Tyrian cultural life and thought. Evaluating this familiarity in a critical way it may be possible to expand our data for the reconstruction of Phoenician history.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.527075
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Phoenicia : History and Civilization
Pericopes Ezekiel 26-28
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