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The Text Of Ezekiel 37

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Ezekiel 37 has two discernible thematic sections: the first deals with the ?resurrection' of the dry bones, and the second with the reuniting of the two kingdoms under a Davidic leader. The chapter can be seen as the ultimate fulfilment of the restoration of Israel, in that they are back in their land with a leader like David of old. In the chapter order the dry bones are raised to be a ?congregation/ multitude' gathered for spiritual purposes to live out God's Torah as one nation under a ?peaceful shepherd Davidic ruler', and not for military purposes. Our textual-comparative methodology enables us to observe that chapters 36 and 37 in both Masoretic texts (MT) and LXX appear to have expanded the Urtext. These scribes, especially LXX, have reflected on Israel's past history and transmitted the text for their contemporary communities based on their socio-political-theological world view.

Keywords: David; dry bones; Ezekiel; God's Torah; Israel; Masoretic texts (MT); textual-comparative methodology



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