By Risa Levitt Kohn
This ebook examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the ebook of Ezekiel. It asks: what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel and the Priestly resource? what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic background? the place does the publication of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite heritage, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel educate us concerning the composition of the Torah?
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140. Our preoccupation with P and D/Dtr does not imply that these were Ezekiel's only sources. Chapter 3 EZEKIEL AND THE PRIESTLY SOURCE RECONSIDERED In the following chapter I will examine in detail 97 terms, expressions and idioms common to Ezekiel and P. Attention is paid to both the meaning and context; noting especially where P and Ezekiel use a single term differently. I also note where D/Dtr uses a different but synonymous expression. Where relevant, any occurrences of such vocabulary elsewhere in the HB are cited and examined.
90. Paton later refers to Ezekiel as 'perhaps the least original of all Old Testament writers' ('The Holiness Code and Ezekiel', p. 109). 91. Paton, 'The Holiness Code and Ezekiel', p. 109. 92. Here Paton agrees with Klostermann,' Beitrage zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Pentateuchs'. 2. The State of the Question 21 had abated. In 1952, Fohrer introduced the hypothesis that H or the redactor of H and Ezekiel, independent of one another, shared a common source. 93 Zimmerli, in his two-volume commentary on Ezekiel, suggests that it is necessary to consider Ezekiel 40-48 independently from the rest of the book; similarly, H must be examined independently from the rest of P.
3 in several different contexts. 37, Yahweh declares that he will uncover the harlot Jerusalem's nakedness for all to see. Here, the expression connotes an act of public degradation. In Ezek. 10, uncovering a father's nakedness is associated with sexual violation of the father's wife, mirroring the understanding in Leviticus 18. In Ezek. 3 again refers to the violation of a woman, in this case the metaphorical figure of Oholibah.
A New Heart and a New Soul: Ezekiel, the Exile and the Torah (JSOT Supplement) by Risa Levitt Kohn