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 historical past? the place does the ebook of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite heritage, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel train us concerning the composition of the Torah?
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The land in question is Israel and the security is accompanied with favorable weather and agricultural abundance. Ezekiel uses the phrase similarly, although the context is the ingathering of the people from foreign lands. Security in Israel will come as a byproduct of Yahweh's manifest holiness and will be accompanied by agricultural prosperity. The only exception is Ezek. 6, where the land in question is Magog. Similarly, in Jer. 31, FIED1? 3&J1 generically refers to Nebuchadnezzar's advance against Kedar and Hazor.
16; M. Paran, Forms of the Priestly Style in the Pentateuch: Patterns, Linguistic Usages, Syntactic Structure (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1989), pp. 105, 303. 126. Polzin, Late Biblical Hebrew. 127. Polzin, Late Biblical Hebrew, p. 159. 128. Polzin's findings are refuted by Hurvitz, 'Language of the Priestly Source', pp. 88-90. 129. Rooker, Biblical Hebrew in Transition. 130. Rooker, Biblical Hebrew in Transition, p. 177. Rooker dismissed four of Polzin's 19 characteristic features as inconclusive and worked with the remaining 15, plus 23 of his own.
24 These resident aliens are required to abide by many of the laws that apply to the citizens (Exod. 49; Lev. 26). They must observe the same holy days (Exod. 19; Lev. 29) and fundamental dietary laws25 (Lev. 12), thus the injunction that there be 'one Torah for the citizen and for the 22. See also Jer. 24. 23. Compare Ezek. 7. 24. The biblical resident alien, however, could never become a 'naturalized' citizen. See M. Smith, Palestinian Parties and Politics that Shaped the Old Testament (New York: Columbia University Press, 1971), p.
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