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19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
20 He will not break a bruised reed
or quench a smouldering wick
until he brings justice to victory.
21 And in his name the Gentiles will hope.’
(Matthew 12: 15-21)
15 Responses to the Exile 3
Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:
‘Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
so he does not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.’
34The eunuch asked Philip, ‘About whom, may I ask you, does
the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?’
35Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he
proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. (Acts 8:32-35; cf.
Read Ezekiel ch. 16 and 23 and answer the following questions:
1. These two chapters portray God as a spouse to Israel. What do
you find troubling about this portrayal? (and obviously I expect you
to find something troubling about it!) Provide some examples of
what is troubling about this portrayal.
2. How do you think this imagery would affect someone who is or
has been the victim of abuse?
3. What does this troubling image of God do to your own image of
God? Do you find Ezekiel’s image difficult to reconcile with your
4. Imagine you are Jewish or Christian (if you are not already). How
might you explain or defend this imagery to an outsider to JudeoChristian traditions? Tutorial and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these
You took your sons
you sacrificed to them to be devoured. As if your whorings were not enough! 21You
slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering to them. 22And in all
your abominations and your whorings you did not remember the days of your
youth, when you were naked and bare, flailing about in your blood.
23 After all your wickedness (woe, woe to you! says the Lord God), 24you built...
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This document was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course HUMANITIES 1850 at York University.
- Summer '14