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hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have
delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are
our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord, and do not remember
iniquity for ever. Now consider, we are all your people.
10 Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become
a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and beautiful house, where our ancestors praised
you, has been burned by fire, and all our pleasant places have
12 After all this, will you restrain yourself, O Lord? Will you keep
silent, and punish us so severely? (Isaiah 64:5-12)
5 Responses to the Exile 2
Yahwist (J): uses Yahweh (LORD); from
southern part of Israel; written ca. 950 BCE
Elohist (E): uses Elohim (God); from northern
Israel; written ca. 750 BCE
Deuteronomist (D): written ca. 620 BCE
Priestly (P): combined J E and D material; also
add legal materials (P) related to worship and
genealogical lists; written ca. 500-400 BCE
Lay or “non-priestly” (L): = J+E Responses to the Exile 3
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the
month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the
heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. 2On the fifth
day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King
Jehoiachin), 3the word of the Lord came to the priest Ezekiel son
of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and
the hand of the Lord was on him there.
As I looked, a stormy wind came out of the north: a great cloud
with brightness around it and fire flashing forth continually, and
in the middle of the fire, something like gleaming amber.
1 Responses to the Exile 3
My anger shall spend itself, and I will vent my fury on them and
satisfy myself; and they shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken
in my jealousy, when I spend my fury on them. 14Moreover, I will
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