The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented amount of books (and films and games) devoted to zombies. For example,
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006) by Max Brooks.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009) by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Theories of International Politics and Zombies (2011) by Daniel W. Drezner.
Have we reached the point where we can longer avoid working on a book reflecting on the theological implications of the living dead on Old Testament studies?
Perhaps, Prophets, Priests, Kings and Zombies?
What biblical texts should be considered for this work, which is destined to become the classic introduction to OT zombie studies?
Daniel Drezner uses the zombie standard, Ezekiel 37:5-8, as the epigraph to his Theories of International Politics and Zombies, where YHWH speaks to the dry bones, and they take on flesh and live. That’s a text that deserves an extended discussion.
I also like 2 Kings 13:20-21, where a dead man is thrown onto the grave of the recently deceased Elisha and as soon as the dead man touches Elisha’s bones he comes back to life. I think that qualifies as an example of a walking dead person. (Although the text says nothing about the man wanting to eat brains, so perhaps not?)
What other OT texts should be considered?
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