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The Harlotry of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 16 The LORD commands Ezekiel to speak to Jerusalem a narrative of its history of judgment and salvation under the figure of a waif who becomes his adulterous bride. We might think of the story as a kind of … Continue reading

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Idols and the Return to Mount Carmel

Ezekiel 14:1–11 We recall the LORD’s vehement opposition to all forms of idolatry, expressed in the first two commandments of the Decalogue: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or … Continue reading

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Ezekelian Pentecost and Hearts of Flesh

Finally, after eleven chapters of prophetic judgment and doom, the LORD speaks a word of hope: And the word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, your brethren, even your brethren, your fellow exiles, the whole house of … Continue reading

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Abominations and Abominations … and Idols Too

Ezekiel 8-11: a year after his inaugural vision, the prophet is given a new vision, in three acts: The LORD identifies the idolatrous abominations that have polluted Israel and will compel the withdrawal of the divine glory (chap 8); The … Continue reading

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Violent YHWH: The God Who Fights For–and Against–His People

Pharoah’s army is pursuing the Hebrews. Their intent is clear—to kill and enslave. When the Hebrews see the approaching army, they cry out in terror to Moses: “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken … Continue reading

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Ezekiel Sees the Risen Jesus!

And above the firmament over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness as it were of a human form. And upward from what … Continue reading

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Preaching Apokatastasis: It’s All About Gospel!

I finally obtained a copy of the published version of my paper “Preaching Apokatastasis.” A few editorial changes were made before publication, but on the whole this is the same paper that I shared with everyone a couple of years … Continue reading

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