Ezekiel as a surrealist author: 20th century art as a key to a 6th Century BC Prophet

K. Spronk, Hans van den Herik

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In Ezekiel’s extensive vision reports, reality is combined with the supra-mundane world in a way which resembles modern surrealism, especially as a literary art form. The comparison with surrealism helps to get a better understanding of the visions. The combination of realistic and surrealistic images has a shocking affect and revolutionizes human understanding and experience. In this way, the audience is challenged to remodel its understanding of reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-305
Number of pages10
JournalSandanavian Journal of the Old Testament
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • vision reports, surrealism, sign acts, prophecy, Ezekiel

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