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Title: The Identity of the Princes in Ezekiel 19
Subtitle: Some Reflections
Author(s): BEGG, C.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 65 Issue: 4 Date: December 1989
Within the Book of Ezekiel chap. 19 constitutes a well-defined unit, identified by its framework verses (1,14b) as a qināh. 19,1 (MT) further specifies the object of this 'lament': nešîē yisra'ēl. The question is then: who are these 'princes of Israel' whose faith Ezekiel is directed to 'lament' in what follows? Unfortunately, an array of interconnected obstacles militates against anuy ready answering of this question. First, a glance at the BHS apparatus alerts one to the numerous text-critical problems posed by Ezekiel 19.