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2017

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This deftly edited volume is a collection often essays on Ezekiel’s unique presentation of God. Indeed, as Joyce and Rom-Shiloni write in the preface, “[F]ew, if any, books of the Bible . . . have a more distinctive presentation of the deity than the book of Ezekiel, or are more dominated by the central place taken by the divine figure” (p. xiii). This core focus on Ezekiel’s God organizes the topics and (most of) the titles in the volume, all of which were written by presenters in the Society of Biblical Literature’s section on “Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel” (in 2010, 2011, and 2012): Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, “The God Ezekiel Envisions”; John T. Strong, “The God That Ezekiel Inherited”; Madhavi Nevader, “Creating a Deus Non Creator. Divine Sovereignty and Creation in Ezekiel”; Dexter Callender Jr., “The Recognition Formula and Ezekiel’s Conception of God”; Ellen van Wolde, “The God Ezekiel 1 Envisions”; Corrine L. Carvalho, “The God That Gog Creates: ‘Drop the Stories and Feel the Feelings’”; Stephen L. Cook, “Ezekiel’s God Incarnate! The God That the Temple Blueprint Creates”; Marvin A. Sweeney, “The Ezekiel that G-d Creates”; Daniel I. Block, “The God Ezekiel Wants Us to Meet: Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel”; and Nathan MacDonald, “The God That the Scholarship on Ezekiel Creates.” The volume ends with indexes of primary sources and authors.

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Originally published in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71.3: 577–78. 2017

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