After Ezekiel: Essays on the Reception of a Difficult Prophet
Joyce, Paul M. and Andrew Mein, editors
New York: T&T Clark, 2010 pp. xvi + 282. $130.00
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 535
Description: Ezekiel has long been considered the most difficult of all the prophetic books to understand. The prophetís bizarre visions, extraordinary behaviour, and extravagant imagery have perplexed and fascinated readers for more than 2,500 years. The prophet has had an impact not only on theology and the life of Church and Synagogue, but also on culture, art and architecture. The volume brings together 15 new essays on Ezekielís impact by leading scholars, and they focus on a range of different parts of the book and periods of reception. Historically they cover the reception of Ezekiel from the New Testament to the present day, and include both Jewish and Christian readings of the book. Methodologically, they offer a wide sample of the different approaches to reception/history of interpretation current in contemporary biblical studies.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Literature, Ezekiel
Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Citation: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, review of Paul M. Joyce and Andrew Mein, eds., After Ezekiel: Essays on the Reception of a Difficult Prophet, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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