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Swallowing the Scroll : Textuality and the Dynamics of Discourse in Ezekiel's Prophecy
by Ellen F. Davis


Overview - In this original study, Dr Davis argues that Ezekiel's place in the history of prophecy is overdue for reassessment. As against current views that Ezekiel represents the collapse of prophetism into priestly and scribal forms, she argues that something radically different in prophecy begins with Ezekiel.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this original study, Dr Davis argues that Ezekiel's place in the history of prophecy is overdue for reassessment. As against current views that Ezekiel represents the collapse of prophetism into priestly and scribal forms, she argues that something radically different in prophecy begins with Ezekiel. Ezekiel represents the creation of a new literary idiom for prophecy. He develops an archival speech form oriented less toward current events than to reshaping the tradition. He has taken a step backward from direct confrontation with an audience as the basic dynamic of communication, and has made the medium of prophecy not the person of the prophet but the text. Like the postexilic prophets, Ezekiel participated in the transformation of the social role of prophecy, and thereby saved himself from oblivion.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781441142993
  • ISBN-10: 1441142991
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 184
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds

Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #402

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Books > Religion > Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
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