By William A Tooman
The Gog Oracles' (Ezek 38-39) reuse of antecedent scripture is important to their goal and which means. The trend of constant allusion within the Gog Oracles displays anything greater than a author saturated with scriptural idiom. it's a perform of disciplined and planned connection with decide on texts on pick out topics. William A. Tooman indicates that spotting the quantity and density of scriptural reuse in the Gog Oracles is necessary for figuring out those chapters' function in the publication, its composition, and its position inside of moment Temple literature.
A shut exam of the equipment, results, and causes of scriptural reuse which are obtrusive in the Gog oracles finds that those chapters are a unified composition that was once crafted as a complement to a e-book of Ezekiel, as a way to fill gaps within the book`s message and to harmonize the publication with different traditions of prophetic revelation.
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Recognizing Scriptural Reuse 29 (ʥʩʬʹ ʩʥʢ ʬʠ ʥʬʲ ʥʮʥʷ), that dwells securely (ʧʨʡʬ ʡʹʥʩ)” – an utterance of Yhwh. They have no gates or bars (ʥʬ ʧʩʸʡʚʠʬʥ ʭʩʺʬʣʚʠʬ), they live alone. Their camels (ʭʤʩʬʮʢ) shall become booty (ʦʡʬ), their herds of cattle ( ʭʤʩʰʷʮ) a spoil (ʬʬʹʬ). I will scatter to every wind those who have shaven temples, and I will bring calamity against them from every side – an utterance of Yhwh. Hazor shall become a lair of jackals, a perpetual waste (ʭʬʥʲʚʣʲ ʤʮʮʹ); no one shall live there (ʭʹ ʡʹʩʚʠʬ), nor shall anyone settle in it.
Anscombe; New York: Prentice Hall, 1973 [German original 1953]; see, more briefly, David Foster Wallace, “Authority and American Usage” in Consider the Lobster and Other Essays [New York, Boston, London: Little Brown, 2006], 66–127). Idiolect refers, in part, to the vocabulary choices that authors are prone to make and, in part, to the semantic values that they use those words to convey, values which must already be acceptable within a broader cultural community. D. Design of This Study 37 The concerns and approach of the author of the GO resulted in a creative expansion of the prophetic tradition.
Moreover, his emphasis on cultural mechanisms roots each text in its appropriate scribal (or liturgical) context and sets it within a broader developmental context of literature and imagination. These are, broadly speaking, the goals of this study as well, a study that would be impossible if it were not for the work of Michael Fishbane. What sets the approach of this study apart from Fishbane’s has to do with motives and effects more than with methods. ”61 This assertion (by no means uncommon in Fishbane’s work) moves too quickly from method to motive.