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Old Testament Essays

On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
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MARE, Leonard P.. Ezekiel, Prophet of the Spirit: רוח in the Book of Ezekiel. Old testam. essays [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.3, pp.553-570. ISSN 2312-3621.

Numerous texts refer to the activities of the spirit of God in relation to the life and work of the Old Testament prophets. This is the case for both the former prophets as well as the latter prophets. The focus of this paper will be the book of Ezekiel. The noun —•• occurs 52 times in Ezekiel. A selection of these texts that refer to —•• will be analysed. Various issues regarding the Spirit's function in Ezekiel will be discussed as they arise from the texts. The purpose of the article can be formulated as follows: What is the role and function of the —•• in the Book of Ezekiel?

Keywords : Ezekiel; prophet of the Spirit; Spirit of God.

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