Boring Texts

Why do chapters 41 and 42 of Ezekiel spend so much time talking about the monotonous details of temple architecture? Why would these details matter in a book like Ezekiel, which undermines the temple cult in Jerusalem? Are the design schematics outlined in Ezekiel applicable to real-world construction? Even if they were, why list these lengthy, boring details as part of the biblical storyline? Richard and Fr. Marc reflect on the usefulness of boring texts found in Ezekiel, Exodus and elsewhere in the Bible. Like all good things, the blessings of these passages come to those who are patient and willing to listen, over and over again. (Episode 55)


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