Ezekiel 22:23-30 in which Israel’s leaders are judged for their various
abuses offers the notion that collective leadership responsibility
for national demise demands serious attention in contemporary situations.
However, Ezekiel’s context is theocratic, to what extent
does his prophecy apply to non-theocratic contexts? There is also in
this oracle a quest for one man standing in the gap in order to avert
divine judgment. How do we read that concept in contemporary settings?