The book of the prophet Ezekiel / commentary by Keith W. Carley.
- Standardized Title:
- Bible. Ezekiel. English. New English. 1974.
- Other Title:
- Series known by initialism: CBC
- London ; New York : Cambridge University Press : Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, 1974.
- Cambridge Bible commentary
The Cambridge Bible commentary : on the New English Bible
x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
- Bible. Ezekiel. -- Commentaries.
- The careers of two popular second-century rhetorical virtuosos offer Maud Gleason fascinating insights into the ways ancient Romans constructed masculinity during a time marked by anxiety over manly deportment. Declamation was an exhilarating art form for the Greeks and bilingual Romans of the Second Sophistic movement, and its best practitioners would travel the empire performing in front of enraptured audiences. The mastery of rhetoric marked the transition to manhood for all aristocratic citizens and remained crucial to a man's social standing. In treating rhetoric as a process of self-presentation in a face-to-face society, Gleason analyzes the deportment and writings of the two Sophists - Favorinus, a eunuch, and Polemo, a man who met conventional gender expectations - to suggest the ways character and gender were perceived.
Physiognomical texts of the era show how intently men scrutinized one another for minute signs of gender deviance in such features as gait, gesture, facial expression, and voice. Rhetoricians trained to develop these traits in a "masculine" fashion. Examining the successful career of Favorinus, whose high-pitched voice and florid presentation contrasted sharply with the traditionalist style of Polemo, Gleason shows, however, that ideal masculine behavior was not a monolithic abstraction. In a highly accessible study treating the semiotics of deportment and the medical, cultural, and moral issues surrounding rhetorical activity, she explores the possibilities of self presentation in the search for recognition as a speaker and a man.
- What the book is about
The order of the book
How did the book come to be written?
Ezekiel and his disciples
From Babylon to Jerusalem
Ezekiel and other parts of the Old Testament
The style, text and history of the book
Ezekiel's call to be a prophet
The impending ruin of Jerusalem
Jerusalem's guilt and punishment
Jerusalem's downfall certain
Prophecies against foreign nations
The remnant of Israel in the land
God's triumph over the world
The restored theocracy
The message of the book.
- Includes bibliographical references (page 323) and index.
- Carley, Keith W., commentator.
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