Ezekiel's visionary temple in Babylonian context

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"Ezekiel's Visionary Temple in Babylonian Context examines evidence from Babylonian sources to better understand Ezekiel's vision of the future temple as it appears in chapters 40-48. Tova Ganzel argues that Neo-Babylonian temples provide a meaningful backdrop against which many unique features of Ezekiel's vision can and should be interpreted. In pointing to the similarities between Neo-Babylonian temples and the description in the book of Ezekiel, Ganzel demonstrates how these temples served as a context for the prophet's visions and describes the extent to which these similarities provide a further basis for broader research of the connections between Babylonia and the Bible. Ultimately, she argues the extent to which the book of Ezekiel models its temple on those of the Babylonians. Thus, this book suggests a comprehensive picture of the book of Ezekiel's worldview and to contextualize its visionary temple by comparing its vision to the actual temples surrounding the Judeans in exile."-- Ezekiel's Temple vision: an introduction -- Studying the Book of Ezekiel in its Babylonian context -- The language of the Temple vision -- Ezekiel's Temple compound and the world of Babylonian Temples -- Officials' roles in the Temple vision -- First-month Temple rituals in Ezekiel's vision -- Conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages182
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN: 9783110740844
ISBN (Print)3110740672
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameBeihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 539


  • Bible. Ezekiel -- Criticism
  • interpretation
  • etc
  • Civilization
  • Assyro-Babylonian -- Influence
  • Temples
  • Visions in the Bible


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