Weekend Bible Study---Ezekiel
Notes and references on Ezekiel.
Here is a link to a diagram of the way Israel is
The future division of the land.
On the right is one persons visualization. But the odd
thing about this is the straight line borders from west to east. This seems
doubtful given the geography.
The Ezekiel Temple
First, I asked for suggestions on a Bible that
translates the dimensions of the Temple for helping the reader visualize things.
One suggestion is
Good News Bible. Another is the
Living Translation. There are probably more you can find at
Here is a site that has
visual rendition of what the Temple might look like. It is down the page.
There is a wealth of material on the Internet about
Ezekiel's temple, and it remains something of an Enigma.
R.J. Anderson lists four main questions which we can think about as we make
our way through these passages, and they are as good a place to start as any:
1. Is the temple and its worship literal, or
2. Do these things take place at a time now past, or at some point in
3. If the time is future, does it involve the millenial kingdom of
Christ on earth, or the heavenly state?
4. In any case, what is the purpose of the sacrifices described?
Location of Edom and Mt. Seir.
Interactive Map of Petra
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1939
Ezekiel 25: Here is a link
to map showing roughly the locations of Ammon and Rabbah.
The location of Temah, of Edom.
On Q & A portion of the study,
Beyond Paradox, by Simon
The location of Tyre.
You Tube link for the Today show:
Tyra Banks on the teen sex
If you would like an example of an Allegory, see
Journaling, by Steve Pavlina.
Why Invasions into Palestine came from the North.
And, I suppose this also tracks the journey on foot for the exiles going to
Babylon. Nobody wanted to cross that desert. Picture is linked to the source
Outline from the Holman Bible Dictionary. You may
wish to modify it as we go along.
I. Introduction: Yahweh's Glory Watches Over the
Captives in Babylon (1:1-28).
II. The Glory Brings Divine Judgment on Israel.
A. By calling Ezekiel to be a prophet (2:1-3:27)
B. By predicting the fall of Jerusalem (4:1-5:17)
C. By condemning Jerusalem's idolatry and sins
D. By describing and explaining why the Glory
departed from the city (8:1-11:25)
E. By showing the futility of the nation's
1. The Davidic ruler would be taken into
2. The false prophets and prophetesses would be
swept away by a storm. (13:1-23)
3. The idolatrous community leaders had created
such a state of alienation from Yahweh that prayer for deliverance would
be ineffectual. (14:1-23)
4. Like a useless vine the city would be burned
F. As a means of providing reconciliation
1. In spite of Israel's ingratitude and
unfaithfulness, Israel will be restored. (16:1-63)
2. In spite of the king's failure, a universal
kingdom will flourish. (17:1-24)
3. On the basis of individual responsibility,
the relationship between God and Israel will be maintained. (18:1-32)
G. Resulting in the nation's destruction
1. In spite of the hopeless situations of their
2. Because of Israel's constant state of
3. By means of a sword (21:1-32)
4. Because Israel refused to live by God's
covenant demands (22:1-31)
5. Because of the two sisters' (Oholah and
Oholibah) incessant immoralities (23:1-49)
H. As seen in two events of unparalleled sadness
1. In the siege and destruction of Jerusalem
2. In the death of Ezekiel's wife (24:15-27)
III. The Glory Brings Divine Judgment to the Nations.
A. Against Ammon because of her joy over Israel's
B. Against Moab because of her failure to recognize
Israel's revelatory status (25:8-11)
C. Against Edom because of her lust for vengeance
D. Against Philistia because of her perpetual
E. Against Tyre because of her greed for self-gain
at Israel's expense (26:1-28:19)
F. Against Sidon because of her constant threat to
Israel's welfare (28:20-26)
G. Against Egypt because of her pride and deceit
IV. The Glory Brings Restoration to Israel. (33:1-48:35)
A. Through Ezekiel's faithful role as a watchman
B. By means of the messianic leader, "my servant
C. For the entire land (35:1-36:38)
1. By the total destruction of Edom (35:1-15)
2. In the deliverance of Israel (36:1-21)
3. In the implementation of the new covenant
D. To revive the hopeless state of the people who
felt they had perished (37:1-28)
E. By defeating the ungodly forces of the nations
under Gog of Magog (38:1-39:29)
F. Resulting in the pure worship of the restored
1. With the throne of Yahweh's glory replacing
the ark (40:1-43:12)
2. With the presence of Yahweh's glory providing
far-reaching blessings (44:1-47:12)
3. With a firm inheritance in the land
F. B. Huey, Jr.