In this study, Renz argues that the book of Ezekiel functions as a single rhetorical unit designed to address a specific rhetorical situation: shaping the self-understanding of the second-generation of Judaean exiles and defining the "true ...
Author: Thomas Renz
In this study, Renz argues that the book of Ezekiel functions as a single rhetorical unit designed to address a specific rhetorical situation: shaping the self-understanding of the second-generation of Judaean exiles and defining the "true Israel." This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Priest, Prophet, and Exile: Ezekiel as a Literary Construct Corrine L. Patton At the
beginning of the book of Ezekiel, both ... However, more studies have focused on
his function as a prophet than on his characterization as a priest.4 Since the ...
Author: Stephen L. Cook
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
From the Seminar on Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel, which meets at each annual meeting of the Society, 12 essays and two responses representing a range of perspectives and methods explore the ancient and modern meanings and implications of hierarchy in the Old Testament book. Priesthood in exile, creation as property, and Ezekiel i
Situation and Rhetorical Goals The situation to which ezekiel the prophet speaks
is clear from the book: he and his ... For example, the rhetorical function of a
prophetic sign act must be distinguished from the function of a sign act report.
Author: Robert L. Cole
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This volume is a collection of essays written by former students and colleagues of the late John H. Sailhamer. It includes scholarly treatments of compositional and canonical issues across the Tanakh. These essays are presented in honor of the memory and the legacy of Dr. Sailhamer.
Greenberg does not only read Ezekiel as one entity for literary or canonical
reasons, but also because he is convinced on historical grounds ... Thomas Renz
, The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel (VTSup 76; Leiden: Brill, 1999),
Author: Paul Elbert
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research VOLUME FOUR FALL 2012 The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research (JBPR) is a new international peer-reviewed academic serial dedicated to narratively and rhetorically minded exegesis of biblical and related texts. Potential topics include theological and pneumatological interpretation, the role of spiritual experience with authorial, canonical, and contemporary contexts, and the contextual activity of Ruach Yahweh, Ruach Elohim, and various identiþcations of the Holy Spirit. JBPR hopes to stimulate new thematic and narrative-critical exploration and discovery in both traditional and under-explored areas of research. CONTENTS Editor's Overview of Volume 4 MARKUS LOSKER--Seeing the Unseeable - Speaking the Unspeakable: From a Kenosis of Exegesis toward a Spiritual Biblical Theology ANDREAS HOECK, S.S.D.--The Johannine Paraclete - Herald of the Eschaton RIKU P. TUPPURAINEN--The Contribution of Socio-Rhetorical Criticism to Spirit-Sensitive Hermeneutics: A Contextual Example - Luke 11:13 LYLE STORY--One Banquet with Many Courses (Luke 14:1-24) PIETER DE VRIES--Ezekiel: Prophet of the Name and Glory of YHWH - The Character of His Book and Several of Its Main Themes MARK SAUCY--How Does the Holy Spirit Change Us? - A Review Essay Review of Elim Hiu, Regulations Concerning Tongues and Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14.26-40: Relevance beyond the Corinthian Church (M. Fred Haltom) Review of Joseph Peter Becker, Paul's Use of Xa/rij in 2 Corinthians 8-9: An Ontology of Grace (Rebecca Skaggs and Thomas Doyle) Review of Manfred Baumert, Natÿrlich - ÿbernatÿrlich: Charismen entdecken und weiterentwickeln [Natural - Supernatural: Discovering and Developing Spiritual Gifts] (Wolfgang Vondey) Review of Norbert Baumert, Sorgen des Seelsorgers: †bersetzung und Auslegung des ersten Korintherbriefes [Worries of Pastors: Translation and Interpretation of First Corinthians] (Manfred Baumert and Paul Elbert) Review of Gonzalo Haya-Prats, Empowered Believers: The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts (Martin Mittelstaadt, Lyle Story, and James Shelton)
Friebel, Kelvin G. Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Sign-Acts: Their Meaning and Function As Nonverbal Communication and Rhetoric. Ph.D. diss. Madison: Univ.
of Wisconsin, 1989. Galambush, Julie. Jerusalem in the Book of Ezekiel: The City
Author: Iain M. Duguid
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Ezekiel ministered in Jerusalem before being taken into exile. 12. Renz, Rhetorical Function, 28. For a review of Renz's book, see Bultmann, Review of
Thomas Renz, 419–20. Bultmann points out Renz's emphasis on the rhetorical
unity of the ...
Author: Brian Neil Peterson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
One of the most perplexing and misunderstood books of the Bible, Ezekiel has left many scholars and exegetes scratching their heads regarding its message, coherency, and interpretation. Brian Peterson's look at the book of Ezekiel as a unified whole set within an exilic context helps explain some of the more difficult symbolic aspects in the book and makes Ezekiel as a whole more intelligible. Drawing on ancient Near Eastern concepts and motifs such as covenant and treaty curses, the various gods that made up the Babylonian pantheon, and the position that Israel held as the people of Yahweh, Peterson enlightens readers by showing that Ezekiel can only be understood in its original context. By placing the book first in its historical context, Peterson demonstrates how the original hearers of its message would have understood it, and how this message can be appreciated and applied by people today as well.
“Ezekiel.” Pages 1073-1607 in The New Interpreter's Bible. Edited by L. Keck, et
al. Nashville: Abingdon, 2001. Davis, Ellen. ... Jerusalem in the Book ofEzekiel:
The City as YHWH's Wife. ... The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel.
Author: Marvin A. Sweeney
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Biblical Studies Biblical texts create worlds of meaning, and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title--interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers. Although these books of the prophets are based upon the careers and experiences of some of the most talented and provocative individuals of their times, the books must be read first as literature. Each book displays its own unique organization, literary characteristics, and theological outlook in presenting the prophets. In the case of Jeremiah, interpreters must even consider two distinctive forms of the book in the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Septuagint. By guiding the reader through the literary structure and language of each of the prophetic books as well as the social roles of the individual prophets, this volume opens the reader to greater understanding and appreciation of the prophets of Israel and Judah. "Fact packed and crystal clear, Marvin Sweeney’s Interpreting Biblical Texts: The Prophetic Literature invites readers to tour the landscape of ancient Israel’s Latter Prophets corpus. Sweeney serves as a first-rate guide, equipping readers with basic knowledge to grasp, and grapple with, the literary legacies of the canonical prophets. True to the series title, he interprets texts with an eye to major, dynamic themes in Jewish and Christian traditions. The volume proves a reliable guidebook for readers wishing not only to survey, but also to engage in dialogue with, ancient Israel’s canonical prophets." Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Boston University "The aim of the series Interpreting Biblical Texts is pedagogical. This well-written, easy to follow, and coherent book serves its purpose well. More importantly, it certainly invites and guides its readers in the enterprise of interacting with the prophetic books in a way that is informed by recent, academic scholarship on this literature." Ehud Ben Zvi, History and Classics & Interdisciplinary Program of Religious Studies, University of Alberta "This is a new and interesting approach to the prophetic literature, which will be illuminating for theological reflection in our own post-Holocaust era." John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, and Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.
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.
... of the book of Ezekiel, notably the tension in the book between divine
sovereignty and human responsibility, the reason(s) for the marked prominence
of (theological uses of) TT, the place of the prophetic persona and the rhetorical function ...
Author: James Robson
Publisher: A&C Black
The book argues that the relationship between Yahweh's ruah and Yahweh's word in the book of Ezekiel is to be understood not so much in terms of the inspiration and authentication of the prophet but in terms of the transformation of the book's addressees.
The books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel contain the majority of the biblical accounts of prophetic sign-actions.
Author: Kelvin G. Friebel
Publisher: A&C Black
The books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel contain the majority of the biblical accounts of prophetic sign-actions. By analysing these two prophets' actions according to the terms and concepts used in studies of nonverbal communication and rhetoric, this work seeks to bring conceptual and terminological clarity to the discussion of prophetic sign-acts and to enhance the perception of the prophets as persuasive communicators. Rather than prophetic sign-acts being viewed as having a magical derivation or as being inherently efficacious in bringing about what they portray, the sign-acts are viewed as being primarily forms of nonverbal communication whose purpose was to have a persuasive impact upon spectators.
The Divine Reputation in Ezekiel as a Literary Phenomenon Mikel E. Satcher ...
perspective of an ideal sequential readerl—that will reveal a distinctive rhetorical function of the concern for the divine reputation motif in the book of Ezekiel.
Author: Mikel E. Satcher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For The Sake Of My Holy Name deeply examines the motif of the vindication of the divine reputation in the book of Ezekiel. A study of the specific language of the motif, along with its meanings and functions, reveals that the motif is vital to the rhetorical strategy of the entire book--it fulfills literary and theological ends. This investigation is based primarily on a literacy-critical, rhetorical analysis of texts from the perspective of an ideal sequential reader.
of Ezekiel . VTSup 76 . Leiden : Brill , 1999 . the Book of Ezekiel , 16 . Stevenson ,
Kalinda Rose . The Vision of Transfor - 11 . Thomas Renz , The Rhetorical Function of mation : The Territorial Rhetoric of Ezekiel the Book of Ezekiel , 16 .
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Repurposed content from the 12 volume NIB, to serve as introductory academic textbooks
Along the way I shall offer several suggestions about how Ezekiel 18 might function within the overall rhetorical shape of ... Douglas Clark ( " The Citations in
the Book of Ezekiel : An Investigation into Method , Audience , and Message " (
Ph . D ...
The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel . VTSup 76 . Leiden : Brill , 1999 .
An insightful and persuasive identification of rhetorical strategies by which the
book of Ezekiel seeks to persuade its late exilic readers to accept the prophet ' s ...
Author: Leander E. Keck
Vol. VI: Introduction to Prophetic Literature Isaiah, Jeremiah Baruch Letter of Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel.
T. Renz , The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel ( VTSup 76 , 1999 ) .
C. C. Rowland , “ The Influence of the First Chapter of Ezekiel on Jewish and
Early Christian Literature ” ( diss . , Cambridge University , 1974 ) . H. H. Rowley ,
“ The ...
Author: John Haralson Hayes
"Hebrew Bible is an informative and affordable extension of Abingdon's "Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation. It focuses on the history of the interpretation of individual books (for example, Genesis, Exodus, and Proverbs) and major genre categories (for example, law, prophets, history, and poetry) found in the Hebrew Bible, from the beginnings of critical study to the present. This volume is an important textbook for college and seminary classes on Old Testament exegesis or interpreting the Hebrew Bible. It is a helpful reference work for those wanting to learn more about the differing opinions and interpretations of key biblical writings and how both Jews and Christians viewed and valued the Hebrew Bible through the centuries.
The Roles of Israel ' s Prophets . JSOTSup 17 . Sheffield : JSOT . ... A Theology of
Exile : Judgment / Deliverance in Jeremiah and Ezekiel . Philadelphia : Fortress .
... The Rhetorical Function of the Book of Ezekiel . VTSup 76 . Leiden : Brill .
Author: Paul M. Joyce
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark
This book addresses the historical-critical agenda of Ezekiel and includes newer approaches and questions, such as psychological issues and the notion that Ezekiel should be regarded as a "character" within the book.
75 – 89 ; Wonil Kim , “ The Rhetoric of War and the Book of Joshua , ” pp . 90 –
103 ; Marvin A . Sweeney , “ On the Literary Function of the Notice Concerning
Hiel ' s ReEstablishment of Jericho in 1 Kings 16 . 34 , ” pp . 104 – 115 ... 130 –
141 ; T . John Wright , “ The Concept of Ruach in Ezekiel 37 , ” pp . 142 – 158 ;
Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
The Pentateuch is one anchor of the Western religious heritage, a rich source of theological and spiritual instruction capable of being plumbed again and again. In "Treasures Old and New" accomplished biblical scholar Joseph Blenkinsopp engages twelve topics of great interest to thoughtful people today, and does so in dialogue with texts from the Pentateuch. In keeping with the view that the Pentateuch is far too multiplex to be encapsulated in a single theological system, Blenkinsopp has written "Treasures Old and New" as a sketchbook of theology in the Pentateuch. This fruitful approach allows him to consider themes that easily fall through the cracks of more systematic works of biblical theology. Among the many interesting subjects Blenkinsopp explores are the role of memory in the construction of the past, the dependence of Christianity on Judaism, the close connection between sacrifice and community in Old Testament Israel, the proper meaning of human stewardship of the world, and belief (or lack of belief) in a meaningful post-mortem existence. Blenkinsopp believes that scripture is infinitely interpretable, and that we are free to read the Bible in more flexible, fascinating, and exciting ways. In keeping with the great variety of discourses in the Pentateuch, the standard historical-critical method must coexist with other, and in some cases, much older interpretive approaches to texts. Blenkinsopp here ably demonstrates this perspectival approach to scripture by reading well-known texts from less well-known angles. The Garden of Eden story, for example, gains in resonance when read together with "Gilgamesh," and the laws governing diet and cleanliness come clearer in thelight of current ecological concerns. Blenkinsopp's approach also throws new light on such important yet enigmatic stories as the Creation, Cain and Abel, the Flood, the Tower of Babel, the Call of Abram, Sodom and Gomorrah, and others. Blessed with an extraordinary ability to transmit complex issues in concise and lucid fashion, Blenkinsopp has put forth great effort to make this sketchbook accessible. Footnotes have been kept to a minimum, and Blenkinsopp has transliterated the few Hebrew references and used his own, more idiomatic translations of biblical texts wherever they seemed clearer than the standard translations. As a result, this volume can be pursued profitably by scholars, students, and readers alike. Above all, "Treasures Old and New" shows that serious engagement with biblical texts, while sometimes demanding, can be intellectually and religiously rewarding.
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