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Oracles Against Nations (Chs. 2532)

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Oracles against nations are a feature of a number of prophetic books. Originating probably in contexts of war and known in the ancient Near East they have become "the literary mode of a prophetic judgment speech against both military foes and the nation of Israel". While in Amos 1 the oracles serve as a rhetorical introduction to judgment on Judah and Israel, in Isaiah 13-23 and Jer 25:14-31:44 they concern nations who are either enemies or are part of the Babylonian empire and the setting is one of hope for the future of God's people. Unlike Jeremiah and Isaiah however, Ezekiel includes no oracle against Babylon. Firstly comes short oracles against the small states surrounding Jerusalem, sons of Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia. They are followed by oracles against Tyre, against Sidon which includes a note of hope for Israel, and finally oracles against Egypt.

Keywords: Ammon; Egypt; Ezekiel; Israel; Jerusalem; military foes; oracles; prophetic judgment; Tyre



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