Ezekiel 14,10–11: ‘The beatings will continue until morals improve’?

Michael A. Lyons*

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In Ezekiel’s argument about idolatrous inquirers and persuadable prophets (Ez 14,1–11), how – if at all – does the restoration envisioned in V. 11 relate to the punishment envisioned in V. 10? In this essay I will assess a variety of older arguments about the relation of V. 11 to the preceding verses. In light of its outlook and vocabulary, I will argue that V. 11 has been composed in light of other passages in the book that emphasize divine transformation in the process of spiritual restoration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-138
Number of pages16
JournalBiblische Zeitschrift
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2023


  • Ezekiel 14,10–11
  • Fortschreibung
  • Idolatry
  • Transformation


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