Ezekiel Chapter 15: A Narrative Sermon and Critical Evaluation

26 Jan

This paper is an example of how to construct a narrative sermon based on a prophetic text, that of Ezekiel 15. It begins by exploring the hoped-for outcomes of the sermon, then proceeds to give the narrative sermon as a case study, and finally concludes with a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of this approach.

What makes the sermon interesting is that we the reader will hear from 3 “voices” in a narrative interpretation–from the prophet Ezekiel, from an exilic spokesperson, and finally from Yahweh himself. Each weighs in with their unique point of view on the passage of Ezekiel chapter 15.

I suggest that prior to reading this paper, you first read the rhetorical-critical study of Ezekiel 15 that gives the exegetical background to this narrative sermon.

You can access that paper by clicking on this link.

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Ezekiel 15 Narrative Sermon and Critical Analysis

One Reply to “Ezekiel Chapter 15: A Narrative Sermon and Critical Evaluation”

  1. It is utterly amazing that several of the prophets, writing centuries before the actual events, were able to foretell the destruction of wicked Tyre. Those interested in pursuing an in-depth study of these prophecies in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah may consult the works of Rollin, Newton, and Keith.

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