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“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strands boost at the same time: one that unearths in Ezekiel’s imaginative and prescient affirmation of the cohesion of outdated and New Testaments, a moment which exhibits the importance of Ezekiel 1 for discussions of human wisdom of God, and a 3rd which reads the prophet’s imaginative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.

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15 and 18 Gregory simply states that the four faces represent the evangelists. 1 he actually lays out the correspondence between each particular visage and gospeler. 17–18. 14. See the discussion of Gregory’s christological reading of the electrum in the section on the Ezekiel-Christ typology below. 10. ”19 This interpretation deserves our attention for several reasons. 4. 4. 4–5 is firmly grounded in linguistic ties to other biblical texts. The second critical feature of his exposition lies in the way he brings together the prophet’s vision and the Church in his own day.

1. 15 and 18 Gregory simply states that the four faces represent the evangelists. 1 he actually lays out the correspondence between each particular visage and gospeler. 17–18. 14. See the discussion of Gregory’s christological reading of the electrum in the section on the Ezekiel-Christ typology below. 10. ”19 This interpretation deserves our attention for several reasons. 4. 4. 4–5 is firmly grounded in linguistic ties to other biblical texts. The second critical feature of his exposition lies in the way he brings together the prophet’s vision and the Church in his own day.

34 chapter two world, but he did not directly connect the vision’s details to the Gospel’s dissemination. 15–21 signal the promulgation of the Good News to creation’s farthest reaches. 19), The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. 19 on the basis of common vocabulary that appears in both the Greek and Latin versions. 19 (often translated as ‘whirlwind’). 19, or rota in the Latin, the linguistic, and therefore exegetical, relationship between the texts was obvious. 19 (LXX). He begins by probing the spiritual import of the word ‘thunder’ used by the psalmist: Here thunder hints at the preaching of the Gospel (tÚ kÆrugma tÚ eÈaggelikÚn), for just as a voice of thunder is a celestial sound, surpassing every human capacity, likewise the preaching of the Gospel, since it is heavenly, did not depend upon mortal strength.

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