Ezekiel's style is generally impetuous and vigorous, somewhat smoother in the consolatory discourses (xxxiv., xxxvi., xxxvii.); he produces a great effect by the cumulation of details, and is a master of invective; he is fond of symbolic pictures, proverbs and allegories; his " visions " are elaborate literary productions, his prophecies show less spontaneity than those of any preceding prophet (he receives his revelations in the form of a book, ii.
The following chapters (xxxiv.- xxxix.) are devoted to reconstruction: Edom, the detested enemy of Israel, is to be crushed; the nation, politically raised from the dead, with North and South united (xxxvii.), is to be established under a Davidide king; a final assault, made by Gog, is to be successfully met, 4 and then the people are to dwell in their own land in peace for ever; this Gog section is regarded by some as the beginning of Jewish apocalyptic writing.
Xxxvii., 1882); C. Heinemann (Arch.
Xxii., xxxvii., 1., lxii., cvii., cxlv.
Xxxvii., cxix., Ben-Sira, Tob.
Many chapters are lost at the beginning; there is a gap in chapter xxxvii., also before lviii., not to mention others.
Xii., xxv., xxxvii., xxxviii., &c.)..
4), exercised at one time great influence at court (chap. xxxvii.), and could venture to address a king unbidden (vii.
I.-iv.), affirmed the Three .Creeds (vii.), since many Anabaptists held Arian and Socinian opinions which were rife in Switzerland, Italy and Poland, condemning also their views on original sin (viii.), community of goods (xxxvii.), and on other subjects in articles which do not mention them by name.
XXXVII.), its definition of the Church (Art.
Xxix.-xxxi., xxxvii.; Prideaux, Tr.
- xxxvii.) are not part of the original poem, but were inserted in it afterwards.
9) and Ezekiel uses similar language (xxxiv., xxxvii.); but that such passages do not necessarily mean more than that the Davidic dynasty shall be continued in the time of restoration under worthy princes seems clear from the way in which Ezekiel speaks of the prince in chs.
- xxxvii., mineralogy, especially in its application to life and art, including chasing in silver (xxxiii.
P. 563; 1880, xxxvii., p. 125, and W.
Xxxvii., 1882; Foettinger, "Histriobdella," Arch.
De Belgique, xxxvii., 1873) devised a great number of beautiful illustrations 1 See Enrico Betti, Teoria della Capillarita: Nuovo Cimento (1867); a memoir by M.