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Female Prophets in Ezekiel 13
Looks at Ezekiel 13:17-23 about the message that the prophet Ezekiel has about female prophets of Israel.
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This paper explains that, after translation, the female prophets of Israel in Ezekiel 13:17-23 can be compared to witches. Next, the author reviews Ezekiel 13:17-23 in its historical and literary context and performs a verse by verse exegesis. The paper concludes that the text of Ezek 13:17-23 addresses a problem that is a reality in Africa where witchcraft is a well spread. Extensive footnotes are included. Sources are listed in the footnotes.

Table of Contents:
Historical Context
Literary Context and Form of Ezekiel 13:17-23
Structure of Ezekiel 13:17-23
Theological Implications
Relevance to "African Realities"

From the Paper:

"I do not intend to consider the historical context for the whole book of Ezekiel. However, it is worth to state that Ezekiel is known as the author of the book that has his name. It is known that "Ezekiel lived among a people suffering dislocation, loss and trauma, with all the attendant emotional and spiritual reactions. He himself was an exile among the exiles of Judah." He was deported with other people of Israel in Babylon in 597 BC. It was in the exile environment that the ministry of Ezekiel took place. In such setting it was possible for Israel to involve in practices that are not in God's will.
"The crisis that Israel was going through could be an opportunity for the raise of false servants of Yahweh, prophetesses included. Not much is said about the activities of the false prophetesses in Ezekiel. The fact that they are mentioned means that they existed in Israel and played a certain role in the Jewish society. During the time of his prophetic ministry in Babylon, Ezekiel prophesied about different facts, people, and nations. The false prophets and prophetesses in Ezekiel 13 are among the group of people to whom the prophet addressed the words of judgment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Christopher Wright, The Message of Ezekiel: A New Heart and a New Spirit (BST; Leicester England; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2001
  • H. Haag, " " TDOT 2:159-65.
  • Chrys C. Caragounis, " " NIDOTTE 1:671-77.
  • Bruce Waltke, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990).
  • Jerome A. Lund " ," NIDOTTE Willem VanGemeren, ed., New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis (Grand Rapids Mich.: Zondervan Pub. House, 1997).

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