Questions and Suggested Answers

Based on the writings of Nehama Leibowitz

Question

The words of the "Tokhecha" had much influence on our prophets in terms of language and form of rebuke utilized. Bring proof to this strong influence from the prophecy of Ezekiel chapters 4, 5 and 6.

Answer

Ezekiel

1. Chapter 4 - verse 16

And He said to me O'man, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they shall eat bread by weight, in anxiety, and drink water by measure, in horror.

2. Chapter 4 - verse 17

So that lacking bread and water, they shall stare at each other, heartsick over their iniquity.

3. Chapter 5 - verse 2

4. Chapter 5 - verse 6

5. Chapter 5 - verse 16

6. Chapter 5 - verse 17

7. Chapter 6 - verse 4

8. Chapter 6 - verse 5

9. Chapter 6 - verse 14

Behukotai

1. Chapter 26 - verse 26

When I break your staff of bread... they shall dole out your bread by weight and though you eat, you shall not be satisfied.

2. Chapter 26 - verse 39

Those of you who survive shall be heartsick over their iniquity in the land of your enemies, more, they shall be heartsick over the iniquities of their fathers.

3. Chapter 26 - verse 33

4. Chapter 26 - verses 15 and 43

5. Chapter 26 - verse 26

6. Chapter 26 - verse 22

7. Chapter 26 - verse 30

8. Chapter 26 - verse 30

9. Chapter 26 - verse 32

 

Prepared by: Rabbi Mordechai Spiegelman veteran yeshiva educator (USA) now residing in Jerusalem
 

 

 

 

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