The valley of the dry bones (Ezek 37:1-37:2)

“The hand of Yahweh

Came upon me.

He brought me out

By the Spirit of Yahweh.

He set me down

In the middle

Of a valley

That was full of bones.

He led me

All around them.

There were very many

Lying in the valley.

They were very dry.”

This time, like in the earlier chapters, Yahweh transported Ezekiel to a different place. Yahweh came upon Ezekiel. Then the Spirit or Yahweh brought him to a large valley full of bones. Ezekiel was able to walk around them, since there were so many of these very dry bones lying around in this valley. Perhaps this is allusion to the Israelite exiles who were like dead bones.

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