Category: Book of Ezekiel

Ezekiel, Exodus, and Babylon

Exploring Babylon Chapter 17 Recent scholarship concerning the prophet Ezekiel touches on some fascinating questions about the extent to which Judeans in Babylonian exile were acculturated and how cultural contact between Babylon and Israel might […]

Throne, Heel, and Holidays

And whenever God sits upon His Throne of Glory He immediately thinks of the blue thread of the fringes worn by Israel, and bestows upon them blessings. — footnote in Soncino edition, Chullin 89a Does […]

In the Thirtieth Year [of what?]

The Book of Ezekiel begins “in the thirtieth year.” Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives […]