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By Dale F. Launderville

By means of evaluating and contrasting the photographs won from Greek and Mesopotamian towns with Ezekiel's Jerusalem, Launderville masterfully indicates how Ezekiel fosters a kind of symbolic considering fascinated by making the Israelites into residing symbols of God. The Spirit is the truth that connects people with the cosmic order and permits the workings of the human heart-the position in which cause services, in response to historical Israelite anthropology. Ezekiel's symbolic pondering is an integrative rationality during which the reason being considered as working in the middle in the course of the empowerment and advice of the Spirit.

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Celebrated an Akītu of twelve days in the spring (Nisannu 1–12) and in the fall (Tashritu 1–12) at the time of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. The ritual account of days 2 through 5 of the Akītu in Nisannu for Marduk at Babylon and the ritual account of days 7 through 11 of the Akītu in Tashritu for the god Anu at Uruk are preserved in Seleucid period texts. The ritual in the fall followed the same pattern as that in the spring. 106 (2) The Mīs Pî (mouthwashing) and Pīt Pî (mouth-opening) rituals were stages in the ritual of initiating a new cultic statue or a refurbished one into the life of the temple.

81 In chapter 7, the main arguments of the study are summarized in an interpretation of Ezekiel 36:16-32 and 20:40-44, with some attention given to the ways that the promise of restoration will be developed in Ezekiel 40–48. The parallel summaries of the Mesopotamian and Presocratic materials draw together the main points of the texts from each tradition used in this study. : Eisenbrauns, 2000) 67, 102. 79 Noel Robertson, “Orphic Mysteries and Dionysiac Ritual,” 218–40, here 223–24, in Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology and Ritual of Ancient Greek Secret Cults (ed.

77 This practice of exposing the dead and depriving them of an honorable burial formed the central conflict in Sophocles’ Antigone. Antigone defied Creon’s order that her brother Polyneices not be buried, a punishment meted out because of his traitorous actions toward Thebes (Antigone 194–208, 245–47). Creon’s excessive efforts at controlling the populace rebounded on him as his own family imploded in the midst of this conflict. An important message of this tragedy is that the forces of disorder must be Kingsley, Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic, 238–40, 250–53.

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