By Hector M Patmore
The oracle opposed to the King of Tyre, present in Ezekiel 28.12-19, is a tough textual content that encouraged various interpretations in overdue Antiquity. for instance, in keeping with one rabbinic culture the textual content stated the 1st guy, Adam, whereas the Church Fathers present in an analogous textual content an outline of the autumn of devil. This booklet reviews 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, specifically among Jews and Christians, and the impact the explicit shape and wording of the textual content had at the formation and improvement of every interpretation.
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Babylonian) Cycle. 2 3 18 chapter two synagogue and another—so that it is very difficult to date an association between any two particular texts. 8 The Wisdom and Splendour of Adam The first of our two interpretations that identify the figure of Ezekiel 28 with Adam concerns Adam’s superabundance of wisdom prior to his consumption of the forbidden fruit and expulsion from the garden of Eden. There is no more obvious place for such a tradition to surface than in Ecclesiastes Rabbah. Another interpretation of Who is like the wise man?
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. This should not surprise us: the Masoretic Text is the text of Rabbinic Judaism. It existed in uniform shape by the end of the 1st century ce,43 and as our manuscript sources for Rabbinic literature are relatively late, any remaining variations may well have been ironed out in the process of transmission.
R. Levi [said] in the name of R. Simeon ben Menasya: The round part (lit. apple )תפוחof Adam’s heel caused the globe of the sun to appear dim. But do not be astonished. It is the custom of the world that when a man has two salvers made for him, one for himself and one for his steward, whose salver does he have made more beautiful? Is it not his own? Therefore Adam was created for the service of the Holy One, blessed be He, and the globe TgOnq and TgNeof follow MT in reading ‘naked’ ()ערטלין.
Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre: The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11-19 in Late Antiquity by Hector M Patmore