• Tyre, a Ship: The Metaphorical World of Ezekiel 27 in Ancient Judah

    Author(s):
    Ian Wilson (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Ancient Jew Review, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Bible, Biblical interpretation, Biblical studies, Hebrew bible, Hebrew literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6HW95
    Abstract:
    This essay offers a close reading of the dirge in Ezek 27, the metaphorical description of the famed and sinking Tyrian ship. The analysis pays close attention to the symbolic world of the text, situating it within the literary and historical milieux of fourth-century BCE Judah, when Jerusalemite literati began codifying their authoritative texts into the collections of »books« that eventually became the Hebrew Bible. The essay argues that the symbolic text of Ezek 27 contributed to late Persian-period understandings of the past, present, and future cities of Tyre and Jerusalem within an imagined Yahwistic empire.
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