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Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Andrew Mein


Whereas much recent work on the ethics of the Hebrew Bible addresses the theological task of using the Bible as a moral resource for today, this book aims to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly in the social and historical context of the Babylonian Exile. The two ‘moral worlds’ of Jerusalem and Babylonia provide the key. Ezekiel explains the disaster in terms familiar to his audience's past experience as members of Judah's political elite. He also provides ethical strategies for coping with the more limited possibilities of life in Babylonia, which include the ritualization of ethics, an increasing em ... More

Keywords: Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel, Babylonian Exile, Jerusalem, Babylonia, ritualization, deportation, resettlement, Judah, human passivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199291397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Mein, author
Tutor in the Old Testament, Westcott House, Cambridge