Vissen in de beek: herkomst en doel van het visioen over de tempelbeek (Ez. 47:1-12)

Translated title of the contribution: Fishing in the stream: Origin and Aim of the Vision of the Temple Stream (Ez. 47:1-12)

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    This paper approaches the pericope of the temple stream (Ezekiel 47:1-12) with a variety of methods, from historical-critical to reader-oriented. All these approaches can contribute to the exegesis, although some tend to divert to details that, however interesting, obscure the focus on the whole of the text. Moreover, the theological weight of this passage as the counterpart of Ezekiel 43:1-9, the return of the kabod, glory, of the Lord to the temple, is not always recognized.
    The author concludes that this literally ‘streaming’ story is in rather sharp contrast with the surrounding stern texts, that mainly deal with buildings, who may enter them, when and why. The image of the temple river speaks of nature, fertility and growth, thereby supplementing and perhaps correcting the stringent message of most texts in Ezekiel 40-48.
    Translated title of the contributionFishing in the stream: Origin and Aim of the Vision of the Temple Stream (Ez. 47:1-12)
    Original languageDutch
    Title of host publicationGeen moment verloren
    Subtitle of host publicationOpstellen over de Hebreeuwse Bijbel, Etty Hillesum en het Jodendom. Liber amicorum voor Dr. Klaas A.D. Smelik
    EditorsMarja Clement, Meins G.S. Coetsier, Jurjen Wiersma
    Place of PublicationOude-Turnhout/'s-Hertogenbosch
    PublisherGompel & Svacina
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9789463711456
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventFeestbundel afscheid prof. dr. K.A.D. Smelik - Nog niet bekend
    Duration: 1 Jan 20171 Jan 2017


    ConferenceFeestbundel afscheid prof. dr. K.A.D. Smelik


    • Ezekiel
    • prophets
    • reader-oriented
    • Nature


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