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Although Ezekiel does not receive as much attention from patristic authors as some other biblical books, such as the Psalms, Isaiah (the “fifth gospel”), and Genesis, it nonetheless holds a significant place in early Christian theology and spirituality. Moreover, a number of noteworthy iconographical motifs derive from Ezekiel and appear frequently in early Christian art.

Two complete commentaries on Ezekiel have come down to us, from Jerome and Theodoret of Cyrrhus, both of which date to the first half of …

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Russell Christman, Angela, “Ezekiel”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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