Victor Lonu Budha


Davidic Covenant is an important theme in the Old Testament. The first occurrence of this theme is in 2 Samuel 7:1–16. Since “no text is an island”, David appears again in the text of Ezekiel 34:23–31 as the promised ruler in a restored Israel. The divine restoration that God promises to his people putting the Davidic King at the center of God’s plan suggests the dependency of the text of Ezekiel on that of Samuel. The influence of the text of 2 Samuel 7 on that of Ezekiel 34 cannot be established based on isolated single or individual elements. However, the discussion in this paper shows that the two texts have numerous affinities, including literary, theological, and conceptual aspects. The text of Ezekiel emphasizes that the promise of restoration will come to realization under the leadership of the future ruler, David. The connections between Ezekiel 34:23–31 and 2 Samuel 7:1–16 are clear to the point that we might suggest that the text of 2 Samuel 7:1–16 had influence on the text of Ezekiel 34:23–31.

L’Alliance Davidique est un thème important de l’Ancien Testament. La première occurrence de ce thème se trouve dans 2 Samuel 7:1–16. Comme « aucun texte n’est une île », David apparaît à nouveau dans le texte d’Ézéchiel 34:23–31 en tant que souverain promis dans un Israël restauré. La restauration divine que Dieu promet à son peuple en plaçant le Roi Davidique au centre du plan de Dieu suggère la dépendance du texte d’Ézéchiel sur celui de Samuel. L’influence du texte de 2 Samuel 7 sur celui d’Ézéchiel 34 ne peut être établie sur la base d’éléments isolés ou individuels. Cependant, la discussion dans cet article montre en suffisance que les deux textes ont de nombreuses affinités, y compris les aspects littéraires, théologiques et conceptuels. Le texte d’Ézéchiel met l’accent sur le fait que la promesse de restauration se réalisera sous la direction du futur roi, David. Les liens entre Ézéchiel 34:23–31 et 2 Samuel 7:1–16 sont clairs au point que nous suggérons que le texte de 2 Samuel 7:1–16 a eu une influence sur le texte d’Ézéchiel 34:23–31.

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