By Kenneth Stevenson,Michael Glerup

The books of Ezekiel and Daniel are wealthy in imagery taken up afresh within the New testomony. Echoes of Ezekiel--with its phrases of doom and provides of desire, the imaginative and prescient of a brand new temple and its scroll-eating prophet--are specifically obvious within the publication of Revelation. Daniel is such a lot impressive in providing terminology and imagery for Jesus of Nazareth's preferred self-description as "Son of man," a word additionally present in Ezekiel and one that John the seer employs many times in describing the exalted determine of his imaginative and prescient at the island of Patmos. The 4 beasts of Daniel locate their opposite numbers within the lion, ox, guy and eagle of Ezekiel and Revelation. it really is no ask yourself those books, regardless of the problems in examining them, took carry at the mind's eye of the early church.

Over 40 church fathers are stated within the statement on Ezekiel, a few of whom are the following translated into English for the 1st time, yet satisfaction of position is going to 4 major extant works: the homilies of Origen and Gregory the good, and the commentaries of Jerome and Theodoret of Cyr, hence bridging East and West, North and South.

A comparable array of fathers are came across in the statement on Daniel. wide reviews derive from the works of Theodoret of Cyr, Hippolytus, Jerome and Isho'dad of Merv and supply a wealth of perception. necessary observation attributed to Ephrem the Syrian and John Chrysostom is usually chanced on right here, notwithstanding the authorship of those commentaries is certainly wondered. Michael Glerup and Kenneth Stevenson edit this collection.

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