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Bibil Identifier bibil:239526
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) "I will be King over you!"
Title (English, ) The Rhetoric of Divine Kingship in the Book of Ezekiel
Author Clark, Terry R.
Series Gorgias Biblical Studies (Volume: 59)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20645
Place 223.8.08
Publishing house Gorgias Press
Place Piscataway
ISBN 978-1-4632-0286-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
329 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This book examines various rhetorical ways in which the motif of Yahweh’s Kingship functions in the Book of Ezekiel and explores what these arguments contribute to our understanding of the prophetic book as a whole. It concludes that the chief purpose for such rhetoric is to bolster and/or rebuild Yahweh’s reputation among the Judean exiles in Babylon in order to encourage them to avoid assimilation and to preserve their unique faith and identity as the People of Israel.
The book provides an overview of the rhetoric of the larger Ezekiel corpus, an examination of the historical and ideological context of the Babylonian exile, a discussion of the method of rhetorical analysis employed here, and a detailed exegesis of texts in which the motif of Yahweh’s kingship is most prominent. In relation to this central motif, relevant sub-themes such as paradise and the underworld, divine presence and absence, and the exodus are also explored.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
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