Too Important for Grammar

Block says of Ezek 7:1-27:

The passage is replete with redundancies, confusion of gender, omitted articles, missing verbs, obscure allusions, incomplete and garbled statements (v. 11), as well as words, forms, and constructions unheard of elsewhere . . . [S]ome of the textual problems may reflect the prophet’s emotional excitement . . . The end is at hand. There is no time to worry about fine literary style (Block, The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24, 241-243)

The same issues (and explanation) occurs in the opening vision of Ezekiel.

Gary Rendsburg published an article in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures entitled “Confused Language as a Deliberate Literary Device in Biblical Narrative” (Here).

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