By Risa Levitt Kohn
This e-book examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the e-book 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 background? the place does the booklet of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite background, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel train us in regards to the composition of the Torah?
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24). In Deut. 4 (Blessing of Moses), HETTID refers to the Torah, not a land or its population. 3 rain—Desolation. This term occurs twice in P (Lev. 4). 2, 6, 22) andinlsa. 10. In P, rQ"in refers to the devastation that Yahweh will bring upon the cities of Israel should they disobey his ordinances. In Ezekiel, the term also refers to destruction caused by Yahweh: four times in reference to cities (Ezek. 4) and once in reference to waterways (Ezek. 12). It also refers to the devastated people themselves (Ezek.
77 A beginning had been made of the Torah book (Deuteronomy), but the process was not yet complete. Ancient collections of priestly writings, marked by distinctive style, terminology, and ideas were in existence. Ezekiel's laws are part of this literature. 78 C. Between Wellhausen and Kaufmann 1. 79 Grafs theory seemed plausible, given the numerous affinities between the two works, but it did not take into account or explain the differences. 80 Rather than viewing Ezekiel as the author of H, he instead suggested that the prophet collected and edited older legal material in H.
This concept of the Sabbath as a sign of the power and presence of Yahweh is exclusive to P and Ezekiel. 10. Contrast Deut. 2, 3-5 where the preposition DU describes the relationship of God and Israel. 11. 6, pp. 33-34. 3. Ezekiel and the Priestly Source Reconsidered 35 l^Drpn^ mrp n]« ^ W^—They Will Know That I Am Yahweh Their God. This expression is found once in P (Exod. 12 Both authors employ this phrase in terms of Yahweh returning the Israelites to their land. In P, Yahweh will make himself known through his rescue of the Israelites out of the land of Egypt in order to dwell in their midst.