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What Did Ezekiel See?: Christian Exegesis of Ezekiels Vision of the Chariot from Irenaeus to Gregory the Great Angela Russell Christman

What Did Ezekiel See?: Christian Exegesis of Ezekiels Vision of the Chariot from Irenaeus to Gregory the Great

Angela Russell Christman

Published August 16th 2005
ISBN : 9789004145375
Hardcover
195 pages
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What Did Ezekiel See? analyzes the development of early Christian exegesis of Ezekiel 1, the prophets vision of the chariot. It demonstrates that as patristic commentators sought to discern this texts meaning, they attended carefully to itsMoreWhat Did Ezekiel See? analyzes the development of early Christian exegesis of Ezekiel 1, the prophets vision of the chariot. It demonstrates that as patristic commentators sought to discern this texts meaning, they attended carefully to its very words, its relation to other biblical books, and the emerging Christian interpretive tradition. In the first six centuries of the common era, three dominant exegetical strands develop concurrently: one which finds in Ezekiels vision confirmation of the unity of Old and New Testaments, a second which shows the significance of Ezekiel 1 for discussions of human knowledge of God, and a third which reads the prophets vision as illuminating the life of virtue. The book will be useful to students of early Christianity, especially those concerned with the development of Christian exegesis, and to those interested in biblical studies.