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Tyler D. Mayfield

Literary Structure and Setting in Ezekiel

[Literarische Struktur und literarischer Kontext im Buch Ezechiel.]

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Tyler D. Mayfield addresses the literary structure and literary setting of the book of Ezekiel in order to read Ezekiel as a deliberate work of literature, a prophetic composition with a highly-structured form and an intentional placement of units.
Historically, form critical studies of prophetic literature have answered mainly historical questions. However, scholars recently have begun to address literary topics as well. This study of the book of Ezekiel addresses two such topics—literary structure and literary setting—in order to read Ezekiel as a deliberate work of literature, a prophetic composition with a highly-structured form and an intentional placement of units. Mayfield provides a discussion of the role of literary markers in structure and proposes a literary structure of the book based on two formulas: the chronological formula, which divides the book into 13 macrounits, and the prophetic word formula. Then, the author argues for contextual readings of selected Ezekiel passages using literary structure to highlight literary settings. One of these contextual readings presents the unlikely macrounits, Ezek 24–25 and Ezek 32:17–33:20, as transitional units within the book.
Authors/Editors

Tyler D. Mayfield Born 1980; 2005 MAR Yale Divinity School; 2009 PhD, Claremont Graduate University; 2009–10 Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside; Adjunct Faculty at the Claremont School of Theology and Research Associate at the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center, Claremont; since 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 35.5 (2011), S. 108 (T. Renz)
In: Biblische Notizen — 155 (2012), S. 153–155 (Thilo Alexander Rudnig)
In: Salesianum — 74 (2012), S. 175–176 (Rafael Vicent)
In: Svensk Exegetisk Arsbok — 76 (2011), S. 271–274 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 123 (2011), S. 310 (K. Schöpflin)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://bookreviews.org (03/2014) (Richard G. Smith)
In: http://www.firstthings.com — http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/leithart/2014/05/literary-structure-of-ezekiel (05/2014) (Peter J. Leithart)