Ezekiel 39:21

Hebrew Bible

19 You will eat fat until you are full and drink blood until you are drunk at my slaughter that I have made for you. 20 You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the Sovereign Lord. 21I will display my majesty among the nations. All the nations will witness the judgment I have executed and the power I have exhibited among them. 22 Then the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God, from that day forward.

Zechariah 2:8

Hebrew Bible

6 “You there! Flee from the northland!” says the Lord, “for like the four winds of heaven I have scattered you,” says the Lord. 7 “Escape, Zion, you who live among the Babylonians!” 8 For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: “For his own glory he has sent me to the nations that plundered you—for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of his eye. 9 Yes, look here, I am about to punish them so that they will be looted by their own slaves.” Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me.

 Notes and References

"... While these two approaches imply very different answers to the five questions listed above, it must be noted that they are alike to the extent that it is Yahweh’s honour which compels this response against the nations. Further, both draw connections between this passage and Ezekiel. Kloos concludes: “for the thought (YHWH’s honour among the nations) a striking parallel is to be found in Ezekiel 39:21”. Similarly, Tiemeyer concludes This reading is reminiscent of the message of Ezekiel, another priestly prophet, who often declared that God saved Israel, not due to any of her good deeds but rather due to His own name, i.e. His honour. I agree with Kloos that Ezekiel 39:21 is a striking conceptual parallel to Zechariah 2, particularly in the phase “I will put my glory among the nations”. Though not convinced about which of these two exegetical roads to take, I agree with their shared conclusion that Yahweh’s honour motivates this action against the nations, and that Ezekiel is the source of this concept ..."

Stead, Michael R. The Intertextuality of Zechariah 1-8 (p. 116) T&T Clark, 2009

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