By Hector M. Patmore
The oracle opposed to the King of Tyre, present in Ezekiel 28.12-19, is a tough textual content that encouraged assorted interpretations in past due Antiquity. for instance, based on one rabbinic culture the textual content noted the 1st guy, Adam, whereas the Church Fathers present in a similar textual content an outline of the autumn of devil. This ebook reviews the rabbinic resources, patristic literature, the Targum, and the traditional translations, and seeks to appreciate the explanations for the varied interpretation, the interplay among the exegetical traditions and the groups of interpreters, specifically among Jews and Christians, and the impression the explicit shape and wording of the textual content had at the formation and improvement of every interpretation.
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Three texts are connected in this single exegetical thread: the text of Ecclesiastes is related to that of Ezekiel by its reference to wisdom found in both contexts; the latter is then related to that of Genesis by the Adam/ Man wordplay just described. g. Gen R. 8:1; 21:3; 24:2; PRE 11; Lev R. 14:1; Braude and Kapstein, Pesikta de-Rab Kahana, Intro xi–xv. See for example, Aaron, ‘Shedding Light on God’s Body in Rabbinic Midrashim: Reflections on the Theory of a Luminous Adam’, 299–314 and Goshen Gottstein, ‘The Body as Image of God in Rabbinic Judaism’, 171–95; Cf.
Selah” (Ps 9:21). Midrash Tanhuma Buber (וארא, 16) The balance in Midrash Tanhuma Buber between the false claims of divinity (Ezek 28:2) and the ensuing destruction of the figure reflects the concept of hubris leading to destruction that is also found in the Targum to Ezekiel (see chapter 4), and which occurs elsewhere in the rabbinic literature. ” (Ezek 28:2). What is written after this? “You shall die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers” (Ezek 28:10)—See! On account of the things with which the nations of the world exalt themselves before Him they are called to account, as it is said: “For He is highly exalted”.
26 R. Hama b. Hanina said: Do you think that from under a carob tree or a sycamore tree He brought her to him! Rather, He dressed her in twenty-four pieces of jewellery and then He brought her to him. Thus it is written, You were in Eden, the garden of God, every precious stone was your covering: carnelian, topaz, etc. (Ezek 28:13). Genesis Rabbah (18:1) The quotation from Ezekiel 28:13 is not given in full in the midrash (it is curtailed by the classic rabbinic “ וגומר = וגו׳et cetera”). The number of Hebrew words in verse 13 is actually 25 according to the Masoretic Text, but R.
Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre by Hector M. Patmore