viewed the entire book as the product of Ezekiel. i) For most it is almost a closed book – their knowledge of it extends little further than its mysterious … Ezekiel 13. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in Ezekiel’s prophecy. endstream endobj 190 0 obj <. Remember, the designation "major" or "minor" simply refers to the length of the book, not its importance. In response to the rebellion of Jehoiakim of Judah in 601 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian ruler, besieged Jerusalem. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of Judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by God. title from the priest of the same name, son to a man named Buzi. Basic Structure a. The Book of Ezekiel, one of the major prophetical books of the Old Testament. 1) God’s judgment on Jerusalem, 4-24 2) God’s judgment on the surrounding nations, 25-32 3) God’s restoration of the Jews in the kingdom. Background of Ezekiel: The book of Ezekiel begins with a bang as the prophet reveals the heavens opening to unveil a vision of God. A brief outline of this book of Ezekiel would be: a. The only book that remains in it's entirety is found in the Bible. Only he described in detail a future reinstatement of a kingdom core (that is, a temple and parts closely related to it). Style 3. The Man C. The Historical Background 1. Ezekiel: the Message. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / Ezekiel; Share Tweet Save. %PDF-1.5 %���� (this date is accurately precise because this book contains more defined dates than any other book in the Bible.) endstream endobj startxref Daniel I. When Jehoiakim’s successor, Jehoiachin, surrendered in 597, Nebuchadnezzar appointed Zedekiah king and deported to Babylon Jehoiachin and the royal family, along with members of the upper class, including Ezekiel the priest. Generally speaking, the book of Ezekiel may be divided as follows: CHAPTERS 1 TO 3 In 613 B.C.E., while living among the Jewish exiles in Babylon, Ezekiel sees visions of Jehovah and is commissioned to prophesy to the Jews living by the river Chebar. Surely God designed this book … In chapter 33, the Lord told Ezekiel that he was about to be given the job of watchman by the Israelites. Note (or mark) the words and phrases connoting the following: a. The second book, of which only a few fragments remain, has also been preserved in the Christian tradition. According to dates given in the text, Ezekiel received his prophetic call in the fifth year of the first deportation to Babylonia (592 bc) and was active until about 570 bc. Key Phrases 4. Views of Early Rabbis 2. For example: Jesus is the … The Christological Purpose of Ezekiel The book of Ezekiel anticipates and points to Jesus Christ throughout. Ezekiel 17. 235 0 obj <>stream Content Structure b. 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The prophets wrote over a period of 250-300 years, spanning the decline, the exile, and the return of the children of Israel. 1 Outline of the Book of Ezekiel “Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah” Ezekiel 11:10 Time of Writing (592 BC): Ezekiel 1:1-2 gives us a time frame for our study. %%EOF h�bbd``b`�$ׂm ��$�:A�A�6�� Ezekiel 6. Jehoiakim’s son (Jehoichin) reined in his father’s place in Judah at the year 597 BC. Ezekiel 14. the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, %PDF-1.5 %���� Ezekiel's in Babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of Judah by the Babylonians. The Book of Ezekiel is in the Old Testament section of the Bible. h�b```f``����� �� Ȁ �@1V ���0���Ì������ �J��;::,�8��� Ezekiel: the Message. God would send someone from David's family to be their leader (Ezekiel 37:24-28). In the first two Ezekiel announced judgment on Jerusalem (Ezek. The prophet wastes no time dropping his readers right into the thick of the life and times of Judah immediately following the fall of Jerusalem. aspect in which the book is unique. 0 For example: Jesus is the glory of God (10:18,19) the renewer of the covenant (16.60); the shepherd of the flock (34.23) the cleanser of the Temple (36.24f) and the Ezekiel 16. THE PROPHECY OF JUDGMENT ON JUDAH AND THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF SIN (1—24) A. Jesus is the fulfiller of the promises laid out in the book. 2 In the 1fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king The Companion Bible (Condensed): EZEKIEL: Page: 3 1 And it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Khabour, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions from God . Of the fragments that remain, only one tells a story. Ezekiel was given prophethood at an age thirty after he saw a majestic vision of God’s glory during his captivation in Babylon. God also showed Ezekiel a picture of a new temple in the future (Ezekiel chapters 40-48). a) The book of Ezekiel is to many a difficult book, hard to understand. In chapter 33, the Lord told Ezekiel … Purpose of Writing: Ezekiel ministered to his generation who were both exceedingly sinful and thoroughly hopeless. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking” (Ezekiel 1:28b). … Ezekiel 8. Surely God designed this book to give us divine However, before we hear all the wonderful promises of God's blessings upon Israel's future, He has some "housecleaning" to do for a couple of chapters. Likewise, the book thus alludes, right from the outset, to the fact that Ezekiel's prophecy in its entirety is for the sake of the Land of Israel, as Rabbi Judah HaLevi notes: "Whosoever prophesied did so either in the [Holy] Land, or concerning it… Ezekiel and Daniel on account of it" (Kuzari II:14).4 2. In 1930, C. C. Torrey advanced the view that a fictitious pseudo-author wrote the book around 230 B.C.3 This view drew a few supporters, but by 1962 almost all scholars had abandoned it.4 Today most commentators view Ezekiel … Book of Ezekiel known to be written by prophet Ezekiel and is placed immediately after Lamentation in OT. Chapters 25-32 The Scope of God‟s Glory c. Chapters 33-48 The Return of God‟s Glory 3. He first set the precedent by owning up to his own personal responsibility. Ezekiel 7. Mormons regard Ezekiel 37:15-23 as the prophetic allusion to the Book of Mormon (stick of Ephraim) being added to the Bible (stick of Judah). It is composed of 48 chapters divided almost half before and after the fall of Jerusalem. The Book of Ezekiel has the most logical arrangement of any of the prophetic books. endstream endobj startxref In 1930, C. C. Torrey advanced the view that a fictitious pseudo-author wrote the book around 230 B.C.3 This view drew a few supporters, but by 1962 almost all scholars had abandoned it.4 Today most commentators view Ezekiel as the source including the other Major Prophets: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; along with the 12 so-called minor prophets. Ezekiel 1578 A Vision of God’s Glory 1:1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles at the Kebar River, the heavens opened and I saw a divine vision. Ezekiel . h�b```�I,{x�(� during the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. At the opening of the book of Ezekiel, the city of Jerusalem was still intact and the temple was still standing. Chapters 1-24 The Departure of God‟s Glory b. Summary of The Book of Ezekiel: The glorious capital of Jerusalem, the only remaining Israelite city, has fallen to the Babylonian armies. 1 … U��1�`w`��m�}�1�Xmc`a1�x8�t'o Only Ezekiel saw God’s glory depart as He closed His for-mer kingdom over Israel. God himself would return to this temple (Ezekiel 43). He was a contemporary of both Jeremiah and Daniel. But the summary says, “Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of YHWH. Block, New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1997–1998, 1,757 pp. An extensive introduction helps to orient readers of Ezekiel’s prophecies to the times, methods, and message of the prophet and to the special literary features of the book. The book is divided into three parts. Ezekiel 3. What remains of the Apocryphon of Ezekiel is rather scarce. Most of this time was spent in exile. The Prophet Ezekiel, it would appear wrote more than one book. 2034 0 obj <> endobj aspect in which the book is unique. 2047 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<43CC1616232B554BB42E38D6299C2672>]/Index[2034 20]/Info 2033 0 R/Length 72/Prev 292722/Root 2035 0 R/Size 2054/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Ron Daniel: Review We have come to the third and final section of the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel 12. The book of Ezekiel offers a three-fold thematic scheme that supports the central claim of the Pentateuch, the claim found in Deuteronomy 6:4 and known to the Jews as “the Shema,” a verse that declares the God of Israel is one, true and living God, a This is very evident in the book we are about to study, Ezekiel. The Name B. Ezekiel 9. Ezekiel 3:17-19 - Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 3:16-21 - Warning: Duties of a watchman God warns him of the consequences of failure in his duty. %%EOF Chapters 1-24 The Departure of God‟s Glory b. Summary. We now know that this person was Jesus. "g��Xɡ��3�� ���%��a��B`R,[f_�R�\Q ��H2�9�������ā������@� � c EZEKIEL SUMMARY. prisoners, among whom Ezekiel. a) The book of Ezekiel is to many a difficult book, hard to understand. The Book of Ezekiel is the third of the Latter Prophets in the Tanakh and one of the major prophetic books in the Old Testament, following Isaiah and Jeremiah. The On the basis of false prophecies, the expectation … Ezekiel 10. However, before we hear all the wonderful promises of God's blessings upon Israel's future, He has some "housecleaning" to do for a couple of chapters. The Prophet’s Call and the First Vision (1—3) 1. scoured the Book of Ezekiel in search of spaceships and extra-terrestrial beings who pretended to be God. Organization of Ezekiel’s Book His book may also be divided into three sections, following the prophet’s call in Ezekiel 1–3: Ch. �����@9�ba�Fe~� ���Վ�L,,���P-0S``��-`�� �T�|.�#O�4Ф`�u�X>��| ӀH � -t� viewed the entire book as the product of Ezekiel. including the other Major Prophets: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; along with the 12 so-called minor prophets. The prophet Ezekiel wrote it approximately 571 B.C. Remember, the designation "major" or "minor" simply refers to the length of the book… Chapters 25-32 The Scope of God‟s Glory c. Chapters 33-48 The Return of God‟s Glory 3. ii) The primary contribution that I have to make with regard to the structure of Ezekiel 1 can be seen on this pdf. 8��0�� kH�l�2W �Dz ��� The book of Ezekiel offers a three-fold thematic scheme that supports the central claim of the Pentateuch, the claim found in Deuteronomy 6:4 and known to the Jews as “the Shema,” a … 0 1: (On the fifth day of the month – it was the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile Date of Writing: The Book of Ezekiel was likely written between 593 and 565 B.C. 3:4-11 - Summary charge 3:12-15 - Back to reality Ezekiel “awakes” from the vision and joins the exiles. The Book of Ezekiel. The prophet wastes no time dropping his readers … Chapters 1–24 concern the fall of Jerusalem. $�301�7Y����_� �& 2053 0 obj <>stream A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel By Pastor Galen L. Doughty Southside Christian Church December 2014 INTRODUCTION: This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel had been taken captive in 597 BC and was being held captive in Babylon when God gave him the vision. Ezekiel … If for no other reason, the Book of Ezekiel … Ezekiel 1. The richest, most prominent, most intelligent, and most powerful in Jerusalem are taken as slaves to serve in Babylon, and the peasants are left to eke out an existence in the devastated ruins. h�bbd```b``z The Kings of Judah 2. The book of Ezekiel is unique in that, with occasional exceptions, it is entirely autobiographical, that is, written in the first person, from the viewpoint of Ezekiel himself. The book of Ezekiel (= he will be strengthened of God; some Bible editions Ezechiel according to the Latin Vulgate) bears the name of its author who is mentioned twice in this book (Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 24:24).In contrast to various other prophets Ezekiel has … endstream endobj 2035 0 obj <. EZEKIEL OUTLINE I. Contemporary Prophets D. The Chronology of the Book E. The Text of Ezekiel 1. i) For most it is almost a closed book – their knowledge of it extends little further than its mysterious vision of God’s chariot-throne, with its wheels within wheels, and the vision of the valley of dry bones. Only Ezekiel saw God’s glory depart as He closed His for-mer kingdom over Israel. Ezekiel 5. Jesus is the fulfiller of the promises laid out in the book. The book of Ezekiel is Narrative History, Prophetic and Apocalyptic in genre and even contains Parables. Historical Structure 5. A brief outline of this book of Ezekiel would be: a. Background of Ezekiel: The book of Ezekiel begins with a bang as the prophet reveals the heavens opening to unveil a vision of God. 3:22-27 - God speaks to Ezekiel in the plain 4. 189 0 obj <> endobj Author: The Prophet Ezekiel is the author of the book (Ezekiel 1:3). Ezekiel 4. It is probably the most ignored book in the Old Testament.1 Ezekiel (Missler): Ezekiel‘s name means ―God strengthens, or God will strengthen.‖ Ezekiel … The Book of Ezekiel Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel in the Bible. THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET EZEKIEL. The Christological Purpose of Ezekiel The book of Ezekiel anticipates and points to Jesus Christ throughout. Ezekiel 15. Ron Daniel: Review We have come to the third and final section of the book of Ezekiel. Author and Time of Writing. Ezekiel Summary by Jay Smith. The First Vision: The Glory of the … O-EZE.PDF The Book of Ezekiel - OUTLINE, PAGE 1 INTRODUCTION A. It contains three sections, each of which addresses a different subject matter. 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