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Exam3quests'07 - "Fair Game questions for exam 3 1 a...

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"Fair Game" questions for exam 3, 5/17/07 1. a) Explain why the imagery Ezekiel uses in his description of the "fiery cloud vehicle" would not have seemed as bizarre to his contemporaries as it does to us, and identify what his contemporaries would have understood his words to portray. b) Identify two other charac- teristics of the book of Ezekiel. c) Below is Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14). What about v. 11 makes it pivotal for this passage, as discussed in class? 1 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3 He said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord God, you know." 4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord." 7 So I prophesied as I had been
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