Title

The Interpretation of Allegory in Ezekiel 16:1-63

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)

Department

Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Elliot Johnson

Abstract

The purpose of the study is not to end debate on the interpretation of the allegory in Ezekiel 16, for that would be to claim more than is warranted. Rather the purpose of the study is to identify the elements of the literary form and context that place boundaries on the interpretation of the text within which debate is legitimate and welcomed. It is important to note that this author holds to biblical inerrancy, authorial intent and the historical-grammatical-literary hermeneutic. These beliefs and presuppositions provide the backdrop on which this study will be done and influence the methodology to be proposed.