Delimiting the Contours of Israel in Ezek 12:21–25 and 12:26–28

Silvio Sergio Scatolini


Even though the concept of Israel would appear to many to
be one of the most straightforward ones in the Hebrew Scriptures; it is not
always clear what it actually refers to. Yet, delimiting or eliciting the
implied [physical, social and ideological] contours of Israel in the Hebrew
Scriptures in their totality is way beyond the scope of any single article. Here
we shall concentrate on Ezek 12:21-25, 26-28. It is my hypothesis that in these
two short disputation speeches more than one view of Israel are implicitly

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