By Janina Maria Hiebel
Ezekiel is without doubt one of the best-structured books within the previous testomony. it's as a rule well-known that the strongly interrelated imaginative and prescient bills (Ez 1:1–3:15; 8–11; 37:1–14; 40–48) give a contribution tremendously to this effect of cohesion. despite the fact that, there's a marked lacuna in courses concentrating on the imaginative and prescient debts in Ezekiel as an interconnected textual content corpus.
The current learn combines redaction-critical research with literary equipment which are in general utilized in a synchronic process. Drawing at the paradigm of Fortschreibung, it's the first to provide a united redaction historical past that takes into consideration the turning out to be interconnections and dependencies among the imaginative and prescient debts. development on those effects, the second one half follows the advance of chosen topics, similar to the relationships among characters, the jobs of intermediate figures and anthropological and theological implications, through the phases of redaction.
The examine therefore represents a big step in the direction of an realizing of the advanced redaction historical past of the e-book of Ezekiel, and certainly of its theology. the combo of diachronic and synchronic tools makes it correct for students of either instructions and is itself a methodological statement.
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