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William A. Tooman

Gog of Magog

Reuse of Scripture and Compositional Technique in Ezekiel 38–39

[Gog aus Magog. Zur Wiederverwendung älterer heiliger Texte und zur Kompositionstechnik in Hesekiel 38–39.]

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William A. Tooman shows that recognizing the volume and density of scriptural reuse within the Gog Oracles is indispensable for understanding these chapters' role within the book, its composition, and its place within Second Temple literature.
The Gog Oracles' (Ezek 38–39) reuse of antecedent scripture is crucial to their purpose and meaning. The pattern of continuous allusion in the Gog Oracles reflects something more than a writer saturated with scriptural idiom. It is a practice of disciplined and deliberate reference to select texts on select themes. William A. Tooman shows that recognizing the volume and density of scriptural reuse within the Gog Oracles is indispensable for understanding these chapters' role within the book, its composition, and its place within Second Temple literature. A close examination of the methods, effects, and motives of scriptural reuse that are evident within the Gog oracles reveals that these chapters are a unified composition that was crafted as a supplement to a book of Ezekiel, in order to fill gaps in the book's message and to harmonize the book with other traditions of prophetic revelation.
Authors/Editors

William A. Tooman Born 1969; 2006 PhD; 2006–09 Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and 2009 Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Edgewood College; 2009–13 Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, University of St Andrews; since 2013 Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Divinity Director of Research, University of St Andrews.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 124 (2012), S. 323–324 (K. Schöpflin)
In: Biblische Notizen — 160 (2014), S. 136–139 (Franz Sedlmeier)
In: Old Testament Abstracts — 35 (2012), S. 457–458 (Christopher T. Begg)
In: Mayeutica — 37 (2011), S. 414 (Enrique A. Eguiarte B.)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 137 (2012), S. 1355–1337 (Christoph Rösel)
In: Svensk Exegetisk Arsbok — 78 (2013), S. 265–267 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)