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By Dale F. Launderville

Through evaluating and contrasting the images received from Greek and Mesopotamian towns with Ezekiel's Jerusalem, Launderville masterfully indicates how Ezekiel fosters one of those symbolic considering serious about making the Israelites into residing symbols of God. The Spirit is the truth that connects people with the cosmic order and permits the workings of the human heart-the position in which cause capabilities, in keeping with historical Israelite anthropology. Ezekiel's symbolic considering is an integrative rationality during which the reason being considered as working in the middle throughout the empowerment and advice of the Spirit.

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89 the summarizing character of the theological ideas of this passage would show that it was not a late appendage to the book but rather a natural outgrowth of its message. E. Such entelechy is affirmed by the canonical tradition enshrined in the MT, which opts for including 36:23b-38 rather than following the abbreviated reading of Papyrus 967. , “canonical”) nourished the imaginations of the people on perennial human questions. , but by others as early as the fourteenth century and as late as the tenth century—provides a religiopolitical explanation of how a world order centered on Babylon emerged from primordial chaos.

Celebrated an Akītu of twelve days in the spring (Nisannu 1–12) and in the fall (Tashritu 1–12) at the time of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. The ritual account of days 2 through 5 of the Akītu in Nisannu for Marduk at Babylon and the ritual account of days 7 through 11 of the Akītu in Tashritu for the god Anu at Uruk are preserved in Seleucid period texts. The ritual in the fall followed the same pattern as that in the spring. 106 (2) The Mīs Pî (mouthwashing) and Pīt Pî (mouth-opening) rituals were stages in the ritual of initiating a new cultic statue or a refurbished one into the life of the temple.

Stated in Aristotelian terms, this study prioritizes the final cause over the instrumental cause. Just as final causes are known through a combination of experience and intuition, so also the recovery of the picture of the tradition of each culture is a construction based on data and intuition. The teleological perspective affords a more holistic context within which to examine the dynamics of symbolic thinking than that provided by an instrumental, genetic explanation. 60 Genres are an important dimension of oral and written speech that alert the listener or the reader to the intention of the speaker or author.

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