Tag Archives: Ezekiel

Terrien-was the past female?

Samuel Terrien has a chapter in Till the Heart Sings called “the circumcised male and the pollutant female”.  To be up front about it, I disagree with his conclusions here.  However, my purpose is to put his views out.  Later … Continue reading

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Carr-Ezekiel and the trauma of exile

The prophet Ezekiel was not normal.  One of my Hebrew Bible professors said that modern psychologists would have a field day with Ezekiel’s personality disorders. Even though I generally think we should not even try to speculate about the psychology … Continue reading

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Beale-the buggy/car analogy

When I retired I wanted to continue to do good.  Some retired clergy that I knew worked as volunteers with charitable organizations–Habitat for Humanity, for example.  This kind of work did not appeal to me at all because they put … Continue reading

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Beale-the idea of a future temple

A feature of G. K. Beale’s The Temple and the Mission of the Church is the importance it gives to Genesis 1:28 and its commission to “be fruitful and multiply” and to “subdue” the planet and “have dominion” over the animals.  That … Continue reading

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Carr-prophets and the scrolls inside you

Now go, write it down on a tablet in their presence, inscribe it on a scroll, so that it might be preserved for a future time as an enduring witness (Isaiah 30:8 NET Bible). It seems that early prophets and … Continue reading

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Christopher Wright-God’s mission

Christopher J.H. Wright published The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrativein 2006.  It is a tome of over 500 pages. Apparently the road to this book began when he studied Ezekiel.  The phrase, “Then they shall know that I … Continue reading

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Knohl-the two Ezekiels

 Taking a chapter at a time in the first part of  Israel Knohl’s The Divine Symphony, worked.  I have decided, though, that the second part of the book will be more interesting if I just look at particular scriptures that … Continue reading

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