Ezekiel’s theodicy

Radical personal responsibility

Rejects collective punishment

Rejects intercession

Rejects intergenerational punishment



Exile: it’s a good thing

Jerusalem is purified by destruction

The good are protected by being removed (cf. Noah)

Very different from Jeremiah or obvious

Spaceballs Winnebago

The divine Winnebago

Where in the world is the God of Israel?

In Babylon

Not in Jerusalem

Transition from local culture to a mobile religion

Priestly orientation


Proper temple practice

Proper priesthood

Visionary experiences

Majestic detail strengthens claims

Influences mysticism

Influences apocalyptic symbolism and interpretation

Today would be diagnosed as mental illness