Ezekiel, P, and the Priestly School

Ezekiel, P, and the Priestly School © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156853308X265954 Ezekiel, P, and the Priestly School Menahem Haran Jerusalem Abstract Seeing that Ezekiel, with his law code of chaps. xl-xlviii, is connected with P in many characteris- tics, while, at the same time, they contradict each other in almost any tangible aspect, it is the author’s contention that the two are independent manifestation of the same school, of which P is its authentic expression whereas Ezekiel is its loose and later extension. It is out of the question to argue, as was done recently, that Ezekiel saw P and modifi ed it at will. Th e relationship between P and Ezekiel comprises two aspects, the fi rst of which is the common literary language they share, which in itself calls for explanation. Th e lack of agreement between the two is the second aspect demanding an explanation, but only if it is assumed that, when formulating his code, Ezekiel had direct access to P. Since Ezekiel used the priestly style as his own, he should have acquired it, after the practice of the Ancient Near East, over the course of many years of training, beginning in childhood and ending up http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vetus Testamentum Brill

Ezekiel, P, and the Priestly School

Vetus Testamentum, Volume 58 (2): 211 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0042-4935
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1568-5330
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10.1163/156853308X265954
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156853308X265954 Ezekiel, P, and the Priestly School Menahem Haran Jerusalem Abstract Seeing that Ezekiel, with his law code of chaps. xl-xlviii, is connected with P in many characteris- tics, while, at the same time, they contradict each other in almost any tangible aspect, it is the author’s contention that the two are independent manifestation of the same school, of which P is its authentic expression whereas Ezekiel is its loose and later extension. It is out of the question to argue, as was done recently, that Ezekiel saw P and modifi ed it at will. Th e relationship between P and Ezekiel comprises two aspects, the fi rst of which is the common literary language they share, which in itself calls for explanation. Th e lack of agreement between the two is the second aspect demanding an explanation, but only if it is assumed that, when formulating his code, Ezekiel had direct access to P. Since Ezekiel used the priestly style as his own, he should have acquired it, after the practice of the Ancient Near East, over the course of many years of training, beginning in childhood and ending up

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Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: P; PRIESTLY SCHOOL; EZEKIEL

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