Ezekiel's Nonverbal Responses as Prophetic Message

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This article explores the way nonverbal language and gestures in the book of Ezekiel are used to convey the prophetic message. First, they serve as responses to prophetic messages. Second, the prophet's role as a »model« means that these nonverbal language and gestures add a layer of meaning, often by reflecting a disparity between expected despair and the people's passivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-192
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022

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  • Ezekiel
  • Language
  • Prophetic speech
  • Sign acts
  • Symbolic acts


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