Lecture: "Ezekiel And Jeremiah - Friends with common motifs"

Professor Dr. Georg Fischer
University Professor of Old Testament 
Department of Biblical Studies and Historical Theology
Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria

30 June 2024, 12:15 
Room 208, Rosenberg Building 

Professor Dr. Georg Fischer is ​2023/2024 Nirit and Michael Shaoul Fellow of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies.



The relationship between these two major prophets is intriguing. On the one hand, they have very different profiles: Ezekiel lives in the Exile, is concerned with matters of purity, and his scroll ends with a long, attractive presentation of a new temple. In contrast, Jeremiah remains mostly within Judah, concentrates on analyzing how the catastrophe of 587 BCE came about, and finishes with the end for Jerusalem and its temple. On the other hand, both prophets share quite a number of coincidences. This raises the question of their relationship and invites to investigate further how to understand these links and the respective texts.


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