By Angela Russell Christman
“What Did Ezekiel See?” analyzes the improvement of early Christian exegesis of Ezekiel 1, the prophet’s imaginative and prescient of the chariot. It demonstrates that as patristic commentators sought to figure this text’s that means, they attended rigorously to its very phrases, its relation to different biblical books, and the rising Christian interpretive culture. within the first six centuries of the typical period, 3 dominant exegetical strands boost at the same time: one that unearths in Ezekiel’s imaginative and prescient affirmation of the cohesion of outdated and New Testaments, a moment which exhibits the importance of Ezekiel 1 for discussions of human wisdom of God, and a 3rd which reads the prophet’s imaginative and prescient as illuminating the lifetime of advantage. The ebook can be precious to scholars of early Christianity, specifically these considering the advance of Christian exegesis, and to these attracted to bible study.