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Bibil Identifier bibil:222502
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Proleptic Fulfillment of the Prophetic Word: Ezekiel's Dirges over Tyre and Its Ruler
Author Goering, Greg Schmidt
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 36, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 483-505 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Debates about Ezek. 28.1–19 have long centered on textual difficulties and cryptic mythological language. While these issues remain intractable, the overall structure and rhetorical strategy of the oracles concerning Tyre's ruler can be perceived by analyzing Ezek. 26.1–28.19 as a whole. Specifically, the larger passage evinces a repeated pattern of judgment oracle followed by funeral dirge. The dirges, which contain elements of parody, proleptically eulogize Tyre and its ruler before they have perished. In this way, they communicate the irreversibility of Yhwh's judgments against Tyre. Such a study suggests that rhetorical considerations ought to be considered when examining the redactional artistry of larger literary units.
DOI 10.1177/0309089212449094
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Oracle
Pericopes Ezekiel 26,1-28,19
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