• No Rest for the Dead – The Reversal of Death in Ezekiel's Valley of Dry Bones

    Author(s):
    Matthew Suriano (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Biblical archaeology, Biblical Studies
    Subject(s):
    Ezekiel, Archaeology of the Southern Levant, Mortuary ritual, Hebrew bible
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Deathless Hopes: Reinventions of Afterlife and Eschatological Beliefs
    Conf. Org.:
    Lautenschlaeger Symposium
    Conf. Loc.:
    Oranim Academic College
    Conf. Date:
    July 9–11, 2016
    Tag(s):
    burial rites
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/122e-bm90
    Abstract:
    Ezekiel 37 is based upon Judean mortuary culture, and the revivification of bones is a reversal of death. Rather than a resurrection event, Ezekiel's metaphor of Israel as a mass of dry bones is based upon the burial customs that occurred inside the family tomb.
    Notes:
    A version of this paper was also presented at a conference at UCLA, "Imagining Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future." (May 9–10, 2018)
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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