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Ezekiel/Book of Ezekiel
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I. Book – II. The State of Research – III. Person – IV. Message

I. Book

The book of Ezekiel is our only source of information about the person of the prophet and his activity. The entire book is a seamless prophetic first-person report (exceptions: 1:3 and 24:24) which, however, remains hidden behind the words of YHWH, who governs all that happens. Even events in which the prophet is directly involved, such as discussions and questions directed to him, are communicated to him via…

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Hossfeld, Frank-Lothar, “Ezekiel/Book of Ezekiel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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