Friday, 25 August 2017

Zadok in Prophecy

According to Ezekiel's prophecy, the Zadok priests would marry, have children, and offer sacrifices for their sins. That either isn's something believers do, this side of the cross; or it isn't something we'll be doing after our resurrection. So its fulfilment can't be in the Millennium.

According to sources (like the Maccabees, and perhaps manuscripts found at the Dead Sea), there was indeed a Zadok family dynasty of priests, in the inter-testament period.

There also was an apocalyptic genre of literature in which the writers themselves didn't intend to be taken literally.

Could saying that Ezekiel's Zadok prophecies are unfulfilled and that it requires a future Judaistic-style Millennium in order to be fulfilled, therefore show a poor understanding both of history and of the apocalyptic genre of writing?  

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