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Exegesis of Ezekiel, Chapter Ezekiel,

Judgment oracle

Usually introduced by formula, “I am against you”

21:1-5

Aftermath or restoration oracle

Reversing judgment formula, “I am for you”

34:11-15

Command formula

Especially “Son of man, set your face …

6:2-3; 20:46-47

“Woe” oracle of indictment

13:3-7; 34:2-6

Demonstration oracle

Usually containing “because … therefore” clauses

13:8-9; 16:36-42

Disputation oracle

IN which popular proverb is recited and then refuted by prophetic discourse (e.g., “sour grapes” proverb)

18:1-20; cf. 12:22-25

Lament

Over Tyre

Over Pharaoh

26:15-18

32:1-16

Wailing lament

Introduced by “wail”

30:1-4

32:17-21

Riddles, parables, allegories E.g., parable of the vine Allegories of the eagle and cedars, lion, boiling pot etc.

15 Chaps. 17, 19, 23, 24, 27 Bibliography Blenkinsopp, J. Ezekiel. Westminster: John Knox Press, 1990. Block, D. The Book of Ezekiel, Volume 2. Erdmans, 1998. Boccaccini, G. Roots of Rabbinic Judaism: An Intellectual History. Eerdmans, 2001. Cooke, G.A. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel. Edinburgh: T & T. Clarke, 1936. Dunn & Rogerson. Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible. Eerdmans, 2003. Malick, D. An Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel. 2004. 14 May 2010 . Morse, S. Overview of Ezekiel. 2001. 13 May 2010.

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