The Exagoge of Ezekiel by Howard JacobsonThe Exagoge of Ezekiel by Howard Jacobson

The Exagoge of Ezekiel

byHoward Jacobson

Paperback | November 5, 2009

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The Exagoge is a drama on the theme of the Jewish Exodus, written in Greek in the form of a Greek tragedy by a Jew living in Alexandria probably at some time during the second century BC. It survives in 269 lines - not isolated verses but forming several continuous passages - enough to give the shape of the play and to reveal Ezekiel as a tragedian of significance. For the student of Jewish literary history and thought Ezekiel is a most important source, of interest for being one of the earliest examples of Jewish exegesis and paraphrase of the Bible. Professor Jacobson accompanies the text of the play with a translation. In the commentary he examines the fragments line by line, comparing them with the biblical account and other accounts in related Jewish sources. The substantial and readable introduction examines the historical, social and intellectual background to Ezekiel and the Exagoge.
Howard Jacobson was born on August 25, 1942 in Manchester, England. He is a Man Booker Prize-winning British author and journalist. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to England to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His later tea...
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Title:The Exagoge of EzekielFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 5, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521122430

ISBN - 13:9780521122436

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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Exagoge: text and translation; Commentary; Appendix: the metre and prosody of the Exagoge; Notes.