Bibliophagy: Ezekiel's Scroll Located!
I take exquisite joy in presenting an unphotoshopped image of Ezekiel's original, delicious scroll, made available to me via Infogoddess, who left a comment at my blog entry of two days ago on the "Bibliophagic Imperative: 'Eat This Book!'":
I love this quotation from Ezekiel which was used in my entry for the 2008 "Eat Yours Words Boulder: Edible Books Tea" -- at the time I worked in a theological library and my co-workers helped me pick the verse while I made a scroll of phyllo dough -- lots of fun -- pictures here.Oh, wait . . . it's not the original. How silly of me. The original was devoured by none other than Ezekiel. If it had been found, it would no longer look so undigested. This is a somewhat abbreviated version of Ezekiel 3:1-3 painstakingly handcopied by the Infogoddess herself onto a piece of 'parchment' that she herself handcrafted. For ease of presentation, I post the words as copied from the copy above:
He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you; eat this scroll . . . . . So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat . . . I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey.The Infogoddess didn't say if she managed to glimpse an image of the original itself -- whether from a facsimile in that theological library that she mentions or from an image in a vision that she doesn't mention -- but she'll perhaps tell us more if she visits again.
I'd also like to know what happened to this priceless manuscript depicted above. Was it actually eaten? Did it taste as sweet as honey? It didn't, by chance, turn someone's stomach bitter, did it?