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Between Heaven and Earth: Divine Presence and Absence in the Book of Ezekiel

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ISBN: 1575060418

Overview

With the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the exile of Israel to the land of its enemies, the prophet Ezekiel faced a challenge: how to respond to the enemies’ taunts that Israel’s God was absent. To ask the question, “Where is God?” was to face several complex problems. How is God to be represented? How is Yahweh to be differentiated from other deities? What is Yahweh’s relationship to Israel in exile? Kutsko sets out to answer these questions within the theme of divine presence and absence, particularly as it relates to the kabod theology in Ezekiel. He shows that God’s absence becomes, for Ezekiel, an argument for his presence and power, while the presence of idols indicated their absence and impotence. This conceptualization of Yahweh defines the power and position of God in distinctively universal terms.

  • Title: Between Heaven and Earth: Divine Presence and Absence in the Book of Ezekiel
  • Author: John F. Kutsko
  • Series: Biblical and Judaic Studies from the University of California, San Diego
  • Volume: 7
  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Presence of God › Biblical teaching; Hidden God › Biblical teaching; Bible. O.T. Ezekiel › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBN: 1575060418
  • Resource ID: LLS:HVNRTHDVNPRSNCB
  • Resource Type: Monograph
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