By Risa Levitt Kohn
This publication examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the publication 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 ebook of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite background, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel educate us in regards to the composition of the Torah?
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4. Elsewhere in Ezekiel we find the concept of Yahweh's presence in the 'midst of the people' (Ezek. 26,28). Both verses refer to Yahweh's sanctuary in the midst of the Israelites and not his Tabernacle per se. See also Ezek. 7. 5. Isa. 2; Jer. 30; Hab. 6. 32 A New Heart and a New Soul Profaning the name of Yahweh refers to actions that in some way contaminate the Sanctuary. In Ezekiel, profaning (^n) Yahweh's holy name is an action portrayed as one which the Israelites have committed continuously throughout their history (Ezek.
It is not found elsewhere in the HB. In P, DrPTUD f"")N refers solely to the land of Canaan as it was promised to Abraham and his offspring, who sojourned there. In Ezekiel, DiTTUÛ JHN refers to the lands to which the people were scattered and from which they will be gathered and returned to the land of Israel. Here, the land of the covenant and the land of the people's sojourn are two separate, antithetical and distinct entities. In P, they are one and the same. 4. 1 DDDlfQ Tin IJn—The Stranger Residing among You.
S. the prophet's message shows many signs of being influenced by a study of Israel's sacred writings. 139 To date, scholarly investigations of the relationship between P and Ezekiel have been devoted to establishing the order of composition by analysis of context and language. While these are important questions, what is lacking from these discussions is a basic classification of what, indeed, P and Ezekiel have in common. 140 These tasks will occupy the next two chapters. 137. R. Wilson, Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980), p.
A New Heart and a New Soul: Ezekiel, the Exile and the Torah (JSOT Supplement) by Risa Levitt Kohn