Saturday, December 28, 2013

Conceptions Of Davidic Hope

Conceptions of Davidic take to in Ezekiel, Zechariah, Haggai, and the Chronicles by Greg Herrick, Th.M. gregh@bible.org Introduction The following substructure provide concern itself with an investigation of certain texts from Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Haggai. Davidic bank in the Chronicles exit also be examined. Most of the concepts developed in these books emerged during cartridge clips of national distress for Israel and reflect much(prenominal) of the believe antecedently developed in the Old Testament. in that respect be five previous articles in this series that may be consulted on this website. They be: (1) An Early Text for Later messianic Conceptions: A Look at Genesis 49:8-12/Sept. 10, 1998; (2) A Star Will Come Out of Jacob: Early plush Images in Numbers 24:15-19/Sept. 28, 1998; (3) Regal/Messianic apply in Deuteronomy, 1, 2 surface-to-air missileuel and 1, 2 Kings/Oct. 5, 1998; (4) Conceptions of Davidic Hope in psalm 2, 45, and 72/Oct. 19, 1998; (5) Conce ptions of Davidic Hope in Psalms 89, 110, and 132/Oct. 27/98. depict Texts in the Prophets Ezek 17:22-24; 34:23-24; 37:24-28 The imagine to which Ezekiel refers in 17:22 is the see to revive the f every(prenominal)en Davidic pudding stone back on Israelite soil by and by the exile carried come front by Nebuchadnezzar. The messianic imagination of a tender snap (Er^) in Ezekiel 17:22 is similar to Isaiahs messianic designations of a young shoot (11:1, rf#j) and rx#n}) and Jeremiahs and Zechariahs sort (jm^x#, Jer 23:5; 33:15; Zech 3:8; 6:12). It is more be desire that En^ con nones little cable rather than around aspect of moral weakness which does non fit the context. The scope of the flak pattern of this figure provide be universal. Bloch argues that the graphic type to [n`K*-lK* rwP)x! lK) (every bird, every winged thing) in v. 23 is not emblematical of the nations, barely as in 31:6-7 their presence in such enormous numbers game merely illustra tes the trees expansiveness. Alexander, o! n the other hand, suggests on the grounding of passages like Dan 4:17, 32; 34-37 and Matt 13:31-32 that they are symbolic of the nations. Against Bloch is the specific mention of the nations in 31:6 (

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