Ezekiel describes his vision as an elaborate and complex image that symbolizes the majesty of yahweh and proclaims yahwehs sovereignty over all the nations of the earth. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international commentary on the old testament. The prophet is so overcome by the vision that he falls on his face. Ezekiels book is one of the most original in the sacred literature of israel. Remember, the designation major or minor simply refers to the length of the book, not its importance. The message of ezekiel, which is ultimately eschatological. The book of ezekiel, one of the major prophetical books of the old testament. The prophets wrote over a period of 250300 years, spanning the decline, the exile, and the return of the children of israel. The books theological center is the unfolding of gods saving purposes in the history of the world from the time in which he must withdraw from the defilement of his covenant people to the culmination of his grand design of redemption. In the fifth year of his captivity god called the young priest to prophesy to a rebellious nation, impudent and stubborn.
Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of ezekiel in the bible new king james version. The holy bible book 26 ezekiel kjv dramatized audio. This is very evident in the book we are about to study, ezekiel. There is no clear evidence that there was an attempt to remove ezekiel from the canon. The hand of the lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. Book of ezekiel is the debut solo studio album by american rapper freekey zekey of the diplomats. Book of ezekiel ezekiel chapter 1 ezekiel chapter 2 ezekiel chapter 3 ezekiel chapter 4 ezekiel chapter 5 ezekiel chapter 6 ezekiel chapter 7 ezekiel chapter 8 ezekiel chapter 9 ezekiel chapter 10 ezekiel chapter 11. A commentary on the book of ezekiel southside christian. Ezekiel heard the word of god in the land of the chaldeans. The latest dated oracle is 22 years later, in april 571 b. Doughty southside christian church december 2014 introduction. Ezekiels temple and the covenants sermonette by david c. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful recording. According to the book itself, it records six visions of the prophet ezekiel, exiled in babylon, during the 22 years from 593 to 571 bc, although it is the product of a long and complex history and does not necessarily preserve the very.
Ezekiel simply explained welwyn commentary series, 1993. Ezekiel was given a vision of the abominations in the temple. 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. Ezekiel chapter 21 king james version kjv alexander. This scourby bible reading video is being aired with permission of the owner litchfield associates, all rights are reserved. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in ezekiels prophecy. Besides clarity of structure, the book of ezekiel reveals symmetry. 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. The book of ezekiel pronounces judgment on both israel and surrounding nations, but it also provides a vision of the future millennial kingdom that complements and adds to the vision of other old and new testament texts.
A commentary on the book of ezekiel by pastor galen l. This is not only the concise overview of the book of isaiah, but also of the book of ezekiel, except that ezekiel adds one more principle, the principle of individual responsibility which was also touched by the prophet, jeremiah. These are all of the chapters of the book of ezekiel. It records seven visions of the prophet ezekiel, exiled in babylon, during the 22 years from 593 to 571 bc. Ezekiel 1 kjv now it came to pass in the thirtieth bible gateway. Ezekiel bible book with full chapters new king james version. Ezekiel bible book with full chapters king james version. This book contains prophecies attributed to the prophetpriest ezekiel, and is one of the books of the prophets. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of ezekiel. If ezekiel was 30 years old when his ministry began, the final vision of the book came when he was about 50.
The first dated message in ezekiel is from the summer of 593 b. In response to the rebellion of jehoiakim of judah in 601 b. In this book, ezekiel was called to be a prophet during the early years of the babylonian exile of the judeans, sent to give the people still living in jerusalem warning before the city is taken over and its people are destroyed. Thomas is a reformed scholar with a heart for god, for his word, and for his people that comes through on every page. Book of ezekiel overview insight for living ministries. The book of ezekiel he will be strengthened of god. Ezekiel 1 niv bible in my thirtieth year, in the fourth. The king james version of the holy bible is the most influential and widely published book ever written. Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing 4 o israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
The book of ezekiel is the third of the latter prophets in the tanakh and one of the major. The book has a uniformity of language, style, theme, and message which support the theory of a single author. Ezekiel the book of the prophet ezekiel the king james. He used stories and parables to speak about judgment. God spoke to ezekiel and told him that he was to be a prophet to rebellious israel.
The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers. Norm on ezekiel 7 patty, almighty god, the lord and only saviour will pour his wrath on the children of disobedience in america, the great whore, beginning with nyc as the whole world descends into spiritual damnation. Bible king jamesezekiel wikisource, the free online library. Hill and walton write, the lack of strict chronological ordering of the.
A prophecy to the mountains of israel son of man, prophesy to the mountains of israel and say, o mountains of israel, hear the word of the lord. Ezekiel 28 nkjv proclamation against the king of tyre bible. The autobiographical style of the book supports ezekiel as the author of the book i, me, my are in almost every chapter of the book. In the book of the prophet ezekiel you will discover the glory of the lord. The book opens with an account of the vision that summoned ezekiel to his prophetic calling. And that brings us to chapter 36, where ezekiel shifted to a promise of restoration and where our study on the end times according to ezekiel begins. The book of ezekiel was likely written between 593 and 565 b. This is the holy book of ezekiel, known as the book of the prophet ezekiel. Ezekiel s in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. Historical background josiah 640609 jehoahaz 608 3 months, then replaced by pharaoh jehoiakim 608597 jehoiachin 597 3 months, then into exile, when ezekiel also was taken into exile zedekiah 597586 gedaliah killed by ishmael 585. Ezekiels message was given to the jews held captive in babylon. In no other book is this pattern clearer than in ezekiel see outline. While sitting by a river, ezekiel observes a storm from the north.
His book contains some of the most difficult and disputed prophecies in the old testament. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of ezekiel in the bible king james version. Smith originally published as part of the bible study textbook series by college press, 1979. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international. The prophet ezekiel is the author of the book ezekiel 1. The book of ezekiel has always been a problem book. The sky opened and four men with four faces and four wings came down. Ezekiel audio book, holy bible, kjv audio, complete youtube. Ezekiel cliffsnotes study guides book summaries, test. The three major prophets isaiah, jeremiah, ezekiel and zephaniah all have the same basic sequence of messages. When jehoiakims 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. In spite of its size, this book may well be the most neglected of the prophets. Its principal features are its systematic arrangement and homogeneity. Notes on ezekiel from king james bible old testament.
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. In the new king james version, this chapter is subtitled ezekiels vision of. Like jeremiah, ezekiel ministered in the years immediately preceding and immediately following the fall of jerusalem in 586 b. Ezekiel ministered to his generation who were both exceedingly sinful and thoroughly hopeless. The end times according to ezekiel, part 1 grace thru faith. The book of ezekiel is one of the prophetic books of the old testament that is listed among the major prophets. It is probably the most ignored book in the old testament. The book of ezekiel is one of the major prophetic books in the old testament and had more influence on revelation than any other book. God strengthens, or god will strengthen ezekiel is one of the three that were called the captivity prophets the other two are. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by god. The priest ezekiel was the first prophet to be called by the lord outside of israel during the babylonian captivity. David grabbe, observing that a future millennial temple described in ezekiel 4048 will contain some elements of the old covenant, including animal sacrifices and levitical priests, examines the. Book of ezekiel ezekiel chapter 1 ezekiel chapter 2 ezekiel chapter 3. For those seeking an introductory level commentary on the book of ezekiel, the best place to turn is this commentary by derek thomas.
It was released on july 24, 2007 via diplomatic manasylum records, and features guest appearances from juelz santana, camron, jim jones, hell rell, j. The book of ezekiel stands in the english bible fourth among the major prophets. It ranks second in actual word count among the prophetic books 39,407 words as compared to jeremiahs 42,659, and stands third in size in the entire bible behind psalms and jeremiah. Not only does the book present a striking picture of the resurrection and restoration of gods people ezekiel 37, it. The prophet ezekiel the vision of the valley of dry bones ezekiel 37 ezekiel was carried away captive to babylon at the age of twentyfive one of 10,000 captives. I looked up tammuz and found out he was the man that had sex with his mother and he was said to have been the son of nimrod of babylon. These doubts were strong enough, in those early days, to raise the question of whether ezekiel should be one of the biblical books.
In the first two ezekiel announced judgment on jerusalem ezek. Ezekiels in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international commentary on the old testament block, daniel i. In contrast to various other prophets ezekiel has not been criticised as much.
Ezekiel 1 is the first chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. The actual point at issue was not the standing of the book of ezekiel in the canon which was taken for granted, but the use of the book for liturgical purposes and in public readings. Ezekiel 1, new king james version nkjv the bible app. Ezekiels dating and locating matters indicates what concerning his prophetic book, and when first did jehovahs hand come upon him. What makes the book of ezekiel so popular, and fascinating to you and i, is that 2500 years ago ezekiel described the political situation surrounding israel today.379 512 1458 17 1402 988 928 1553 1553 910 867 1430 640 1325 1343 652 243 1471 86 1250 1173 1139 1321 63 617 997 1525 1183 171 1266 356 356 1249 268 1102 1169 437 211 819