My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ezekiel 43

The falling of the glory

Summary:
God's glory then came from the east and entered the temple. God's voice was like a torrent and Ezekiel fell facedown, overwhelmed. God said that he'd live there and Israel's sinning would stop. Ezekiel was told to inform Israel of the temple plan so they could build it perfectly.

There was a sweet altar. There was a special order and process for sacrificing in a way that would please God on this altar.

Key verse:
2. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.

My thoughts:
It does seem hard to rectify the seeming 'perfectness' of this temple and then it's redundancy in Christianity.

It's clear a symbol of Jesus.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Deane said...

Petrine thoughts:
My thoughts:
It does seem hard to rectify the seeming 'perfectness' of this temple and then it's redundancy in Christianity.

It's clear a symbol of Jesus.


That's much better! Give up on trying to interpret the text on the literal level. Reading the Bible literally just makes it look silly.

Get into the tropological methods, instead. "Symbol of Jesus" is great! But how about a moral interpretation as well? How about ... 'this speaks of the requirement for Christian perfection'?? Yes!!!

Have you got an anagogical interpretation as well?

1:53 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Oh, how you belittle me

2:20 pm

 
Anonymous Deane said...

I don't know whether to take you literally or not.

11:56 am

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Use your exegesis powers on my statement and therefore discover the undisputed truth.

4:41 pm

 
Anonymous Deane said...

But should I do literal exegesis or tropological exegesis of your reply? And if tropological, allegorical, moral or anagogical exegesis?

And you still haven't given me your anagogical interpretation of Ezekiel 43. Don't think I haven't noticed.

5:58 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Doesn't the concept of mulitple exegeses negate the concept of exegesis?


It is hard to interpret this anagogically because the passage is explicitly spiritual in nature. The literal reading could be seen as the most anagogical.

10:33 am

 

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