By Risa Levitt Kohn

This publication examines intimately the presence of priestly and Deuteronomic language and ideas within the ebook of Ezekiel. It asks: what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel and the Priestly resource? what's the nature of the connection among Ezekiel, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic background? the place does the publication of Ezekiel stand within the evolution of Israelite heritage, theology and literature-specifically, and what can Ezekiel train us concerning the composition of the Torah?

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5 inin/DniO DEW Tirol—Provision of Rain in its Season. This expression occurs once in P (Lev. 26). It is not found elsewhere in the HB. In Lev. 4, one of the rewards for obedience to Yahweh is his provision of seasonal rain. Rain in and of itself is crucial for agricultural prosperity, but rain at the proper times of the year is equally essential. P probably has in mind the two seasonal rains, Cfip ^Ql mv (Deut. 22 In Ezekiel, as an element of Yahweh's new 'covenant of peace' with the people, he will send down seasonable 'rains of blessing' (i"D"Q ^EXÛÎ).

Wilson, for example, argues that Deuteronomistic features are integral to Ezekiel at all redactional levels; it is impossible to isolate a Deuteronomistic layer. E. 138 F. Summary The presence of various biblical traditions in the book of Ezekiel has been noted long before Wellhausen reached his ultimate conclusions regarding their significance. S. the prophet's message shows many signs of being influenced by a study of Israel's sacred writings. 139 To date, scholarly investigations of the relationship between P and Ezekiel have been devoted to establishing the order of composition by analysis of context and language.

16; Judg. 31; Jer. 10, 23. 2 ncrnQ—Possession. This term occurs once in P (Exod. 2, 3, 5). It is also found in Deut. 4. In P, mZTllQ describes the land of Canaan that Yahweh swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The promise is directly related to Yahweh's revealing himself to Moses and the people. In Ezekiel, the word is used in oracles against Ammon, Moab and Edom (Ezek. 21 It also describes Canaan in the context of Yahweh's promise to Abraham (Ezek. 24). In Deut. 4 (Blessing of Moses), HETTID refers to the Torah, not a land or its population.

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