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attractive to Monster idea and the traditional close to japanese motif of 'Chaoskampf,' Safwat Marzouk argues that the paradoxical personality of the class of the monster is what activates the portrayal of Egypt as a monster within the ebook of Ezekiel. whereas at the floor the monster turns out to embrace utter distinction, underlying its otherness there's a hectic sameness. although the monster might be defeated and its physique dismembered, it really is by no means thoroughly annihilated. Egypt is portrayed as a monster within the booklet of Ezekiel simply because Egypt represents the specter of spiritual assimilation. even supposing firstly the monstrosity of Egypt is developed as a result shared components of id among Egypt and Israel, the prophet flips this imagery of monster on the way to embrace Egypt as a great different. In a wrestle fantasy, YHWH defeats the monster and dismembers its physique. regardless of its close to annihilation, Egypt, in Ezekiel's rhetoric, isn't totally obliterated. quite, it's saved at bay, soaring on the outer edge, wondering Israel's identity.

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