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Bibil Identifier bibil:222572
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ezekiel 16 and Its Use of Allegory and the Disclosure-of-Abomination Formula
Author Haag, Istvan
Author Llewelyn, Stephen
Author Tsonis, Jack
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 198-210 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Ezek 16 and 23 have been subjected recently to much critical review, especially from feminist scholars. The present article acknowledges their work but seeks to take the discussion back to a formal analysis of the image of the adulterous wife, with a special focus on Ezek 16 and its use of the ‘disclosure of abomination’ formula. The use of this formula locates the oracle within the legal register but framed in terms of a unilateral covenant. The effect of such a formula and its employment is to silence the woman and give only the accuser/judge a voice. But the use of the formula is figurative and plays to the larger allegorical function of the oracle which, it is argued, places the prophet towards the literate end of the oracy/literacy continuum.
DOI 10.1163/156853312X632375
Pericopes Ezekiel 16
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