A SOUTH AFRICAN ANNOTATION TO SHAME IN EZEKIEL 16
AbstractThis article attempts to makes sense of the layering of different texts - by one another and by different reader responses. The juxtaposed texts are Ezekiel 16 and the TRC account by Antjie Krog. The different reader responses are created by both texts and are partly contributable to women's multiple identification, already mentioned. Ezekiel 16 is itself a layered text. Its central metaphor is "Jerusalem is a woman." The metaphor is worked out as a story of a married woman, shamed by her husband because of her infidelity. On another level, Ezekiel 16 is the story of the people of God's relationship with God in which God judges Judah-Jerusalem's disloyalty, but offers a prospect of restoration. Jerusalem the city is thus also a symbolic representation of population of the city and of Judah. Furthermore, one cannot neatly disentangle these levels.
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