"The Early Messianic 'Afterlife' of the Tree Metaphor in Ezekiel 17:22-24"

Bibliographic Information: 

Osborne, William R. "The Early Messianic 'Afterlife' of the Tree Metaphor in Ezekiel 17:22-24." Tyndale Bulletin 64.2 (2013): 161-170.

Description:

This article discusses the royal associations of tree imagery in the ancient Near East before examining four early messianic interpretations of the tree symbolism in Ezekiel 17:22-24, namely those of 4QEzekiela, the Septuagint, Targum Ezekiel, and The Shepherd of Hermas.

Publisher: 
Tyndale House, Cambridge