The Prophets of the Sixth Century. The Prophetic Book of Ezekiel (I): Chapters 1-24

The lecture commences with a presentation of the oracles and events relating to Ezekiel’s call, the day of the Lord, God’s glory departs and judgment against Jerusalem. The presentation continues with a treatment of the critical interpretation of the book of Ezekiel. Further topics and questions to be discussed include: chronology in Ezekiel, was there an Ezekiel school, God’s presence in the structure of Ezekiel’s book, prophetic symbolic actions, intercession, Jerusalem as female, two political allegories, divine initiative and Ezekiel chapter 20 as rhetoric.