• Ezekiel as a Written Text: Archiving Visions, Remembering Futures

    Author(s):
    Ian Wilson (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Ancient Jew Review, Ancient Near East, Anthropology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Bible, Hebrew bible, Historiography, Prophetic literature, Ezekiel
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4ygm-5m61
    Abstract:
    This chapter focuses on Ezekiel as a text, i.e., a collection of writings meant to be read again and again. As a text, it presents a range of ideas in dialogue with one another—and sometimes in tension—thus providing ample space for continual discussion and reinterpretation of its ideas among its original communities of readers in antiquity. Ezekiel would have functioned as a kind of archive of speech and vision—an idea that challenges commonly held notions of prophetic literature’s function and understandings of its generic intersections with other Judean texts in antiquity. As a written text, Ezekiel would have stood as an organized resource for thinking about the past, and about divine communication in and through that past, in an open-ended way that left room for future possibilities.
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