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Thursday, 29 January 2015
Did it start with Ezekiel?

Judaism, the First Phase: the Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Origins of Judaism,
Joseph Blenkinsopp, Eerdmans, 2009, page 136

The book of Ezekiel sets out rules defining the status of foreigners. Blenkinsopp comments:

Israel, "the rebellious house", is accused of allowing foreigners not only to desecrate the temple by their presence at the sacrificial liturgies but to officiate actively as temple personnel.

Ezekiel 44:9 therefore teaches:

No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and flesh may enter My sanctuary, none among all the foreigners who reside among the people of Israel.

The sons of foreigners who live among the sons of Israel ... who are they?

Posted By Jonathan, 9:00am Comment Comments: 0