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The Disarmament Of God: Ezekiel 38-39 in its Mythic Context (review)

The Disarmament Of God: Ezekiel 38-39 in its Mythic Context (review) The Disarmament Of God: Ezekiel 38-39 in its Mythic Context (review) William A. Tooman Hebrew Studies, Volume 46, 2005, pp. 417-419 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2005.0023 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439205/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:28 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 46 (2005) 417 Reviews THE DISARMAMENT OF GOD: EZEKIEL 38–39 IN ITS MYTHIC CONTEXT. By Paul E. Fitzpatrick. CBQMS 37. Pp. xvii + 243. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2004. Paper, $11.50. Paul Fitzpatrick’s study of Ezekiel 38–39 is an attempt to “demonstrate adequately the thematic unity of the Gog pericope with the rest of the book in its final form” (p. 47). Fitzpatrick finds this unity in the book’s use of pre- existing myths, particularly the Chaoskampf. The first chapter (pp. 1–48) is a standard literature review of critical studies on Ezekiel 38–39. The chapter is divided into three periods, each characterized by certain critical tendencies. In the first period (ca. 1830– 1900), most scholars viewed the book of Ezekiel as a product of the prophet himself, including Ezekiel 38–39. In the second period (1900–1950), most critics assigned Ezekiel 38–39 to a later http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Disarmament Of God: Ezekiel 38-39 in its Mythic Context (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 46 – Oct 5, 2011

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The Disarmament Of God: Ezekiel 38-39 in its Mythic Context (review) William A. Tooman Hebrew Studies, Volume 46, 2005, pp. 417-419 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2005.0023 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439205/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:28 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 46 (2005) 417 Reviews THE DISARMAMENT OF GOD: EZEKIEL 38–39 IN ITS MYTHIC CONTEXT. By Paul E. Fitzpatrick. CBQMS 37. Pp. xvii + 243. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2004. Paper, $11.50. Paul Fitzpatrick’s study of Ezekiel 38–39 is an attempt to “demonstrate adequately the thematic unity of the Gog pericope with the rest of the book in its final form” (p. 47). Fitzpatrick finds this unity in the book’s use of pre- existing myths, particularly the Chaoskampf. The first chapter (pp. 1–48) is a standard literature review of critical studies on Ezekiel 38–39. The chapter is divided into three periods, each characterized by certain critical tendencies. In the first period (ca. 1830– 1900), most scholars viewed the book of Ezekiel as a product of the prophet himself, including Ezekiel 38–39. In the second period (1900–1950), most critics assigned Ezekiel 38–39 to a later

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Published: Oct 5, 2011

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