Review of Books / Journalftr the Study ofJudaism 40 (2009) 366-456 413 The Book of Ezekiel and Its Influence. Edited by Henk Jan de Jonge and Johannes Tromp. Hampshire and Burlington (VT): Ashgate, 2007. Pp. xiii, 218. Hard- back. £, 50.00. ISBN 978-0-7546-5583-1. The collected essays of the volume were presented as papers at the Oxford-Leiden Joint Seminar for Biblical Studies which is a biennial colloquium Goined by the University of Bonn in 2006). All contributions recognise the coherence of Ezekiel, its careful composition and structure. Another theme is its effect on later literary and artistic traditions (history of reception). The first contributions deal with the prophetic book itself, in particular with its author and LXX tradition: M. J. de Jong examines Ezekiel as literary construct fulfilling two functions, namely as watchman announcing disaster, and as model for the reader. Furthermore, he asks for the historical prophet (1-16). P. M. Joyce regards Ezekiel 40-42 as the earliest heavenly ascent narrative. Ezekiel 40-42 can be regarded best as a vision of the heavenly temple (17-41). A. van der Kooij investigates in the Septuagint of Ezekiel. In particular LXX Ezek 21:25-27 has become a legitimation of the Maccabees as a
Journal for the Study of Judaism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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