By Risa Levitt Kohn
This ebook examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the booklet 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 historical past? the place does the e-book of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite background, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel train us concerning the composition of the Torah?
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Ezek. 62; Exod. 5; Lev. ). 13. Contrast Deut. 9; Josh. 60 for Deuteronomistic formulation of a similar concept. 14. With the exception of Ps. 8, these passages use the expression differently from P and Ezekiel. In Amos, the expression refers to DTTN tT~O. In 1 Chron. 15, it is David who is commanded to remember the covenant. 2 JT~O D'pn—Establish a Covenant. This expression is found eight times in P (Gen. 7, 19, 21; Lev. 60, 62). It also occurs in Deut. 16 In P, Yahweh 'establishes a covenant' with Noah, Abraham and Isaac.
26 However, according to Ezekiel's vision of a restored Israel, and contrary to P and D, the Dn"l3 are now permitted to own land (Ezek. 22-23). The stipulation probably reflects the prophet's attempt to clarify a new situation specific to the envisioned restoration. As in the Exodus and Conquest, there were likely those who joined the Israelite communities of Babylon and of Egypt. By stipulating that resident aliens might receive a share in the land, this potentially sticky issue would be resolved.
24). In Deut. 4 (Blessing of Moses), HETTID refers to the Torah, not a land or its population. 3 rain—Desolation. This term occurs twice in P (Lev. 4). 2, 6, 22) andinlsa. 10. In P, rQ"in refers to the devastation that Yahweh will bring upon the cities of Israel should they disobey his ordinances. In Ezekiel, the term also refers to destruction caused by Yahweh: four times in reference to cities (Ezek. 4) and once in reference to waterways (Ezek. 12). It also refers to the devastated people themselves (Ezek.
A New Heart and a New Soul: Ezekiel, the Exile and the Torah (JSOT Supplement) by Risa Levitt Kohn