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Resurrection and Biblical Tradition: Pseudo-Ezekiel Reconsidered

Albert L.A. Hogeterp
Biblica
Vol. 89, No. 1 (2008), pp. 59-69
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42615758
Page Count: 11
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Resurrection and Biblical Tradition: Pseudo-Ezekiel Reconsidered
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Abstract

Analysis of 4QPseudo-Ezekielb (4Q386) fragment 1 columns I-II reveals that this parabiblical Qumran composition stands in a more intricate dialogue with biblical tradition than previously assumed. This article refines previous argument that contrasted the apocalyptic vision of resurrection in 4QPseudo-Ezekielª (4Q385) fragment 2 to the prophetic vision of national restoration in MT Ezekiel 37 (/ MasEzek). 4QPseudo-Ezekielb 1 i-ii exhibits an apocalyptic vision which incorporates both resurrection for the pious in Israel and an eschatologized notion of restoration. Textual dialogue in Pseudo-Ezekiel together with textual tradition in Papyrus 967 attest to an eschatological reading of Ezekiel 37 constituting an early part of biblical tradition.

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