The God Ezekiel Creates
Joyce, Paul M. and Dalit Rom-Shiloni, editors
London: Bloomsbury, 2015 pp. xiv + 217. $120.00 -
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 607
Description: This powerful collection of essays focuses on the representation of God in the Book of Ezekiel. With topics spanning across projections of God, through to the implications of these creations, the question of the divine presence in Ezekiel is explored. Madhavi Nevader analyses Divine Sovereignty and its relation to creation, while Dexter E. Callender Jnr and Ellen van Wolde route their studies in the image of God, as generated by the character of Ezekiel. The assumption of the title is then inverted, as Stephen L. Cook writes on 'The God that the Temple Blueprint Creates', which is taken to its other extreme by Marvin A. Sweeney in his chapter on 'The Ezekiel that God Creates', and finds a nice reconciliation in Daniel I. Block's chapter, 'The God Ezekiel Wants Us to Meet.' Finally, two essays from Christian biblical scholar Nathan MacDonald and Jewish biblical scholar, Rimon Kasher, offer a reflection on the essays about Ezekiel and his God.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, Other Methods, Ezekiel
Review by J. Michael Thigpen
Citation: J. Michael Thigpen, review of Paul M. Joyce and Dalit Rom-Shiloni, eds., The God Ezekiel Creates, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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