Hector M. Patmore's Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre PDF

By Hector M. Patmore

ISBN-10: 9004207228

ISBN-13: 9789004207226

The oracle opposed to the King of Tyre, present in Ezekiel 28.12-19, is a tough textual content that encouraged assorted interpretations in overdue Antiquity. for instance, in accordance with one rabbinic culture the textual content observed the 1st guy, Adam, whereas the Church Fathers present in an identical textual content an outline of the autumn of devil. This booklet stories the rabbinic resources, patristic literature, the Targum, and the traditional translations, and seeks to appreciate the explanations for the varied interpretation, the interplay among the exegetical traditions and the groups of interpreters, particularly among Jews and Christians, and the influence the explicit shape and wording of the textual content had at the formation and improvement of every interpretation.

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In other instances, particularly in the interpretative traditions concerning Adam, the interest is not on the overarching theme of the narrative, but on specific details; indeed the overarching story is stoutly ignored. g. page 24). g. pages 21–26). 42 In our case this does not concern differing approaches, only differing results, notably in the debate about the number of canopies in Leviticus Rabbah 20:2 (page 21). g. plene or defective spelling) the base text we find is that of the Masoretic Text.

Pes. R. 37:1), which connoted honour and status. Baba Bathra 75a–b by another tradition concerning canopies attributed to R. ): Rabbah in the name of R. Johanan further stated: The Holy One, blessed be He, will make seven canopies for every righteous man; for it is said: And the Lord will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud of smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory (‫ )כבוד‬shall be a canopy (‫חופה‬, Isa 4:5).

I bestowed greatness upon Abraham, yet he said to Me, I am but dust and ashes (Gen 18:27); upon Moses and Aaron, yet they said, And we are nothing (Exod 16:8); upon David, yet he said, But I am a worm and no man (Ps 22:7). But with the heathens it is not so. I bestowed greatness upon Nimrod, and he said, Come, let us build us a city (Gen 11:4); upon Pharaoh, and he said, Who is the Lord? (Exod 5:2) upon Sennacherib, and he said, Who are they among all the gods of the countries? Hullin 89a In the Babylonian Talmud it becomes clearer that what concerns the rabbis is more than simply pride: it is the failure to acknowledge God as the author of one’s worldly success (cf.

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