Upwards of 75 times god expresses his own concerns in the book as for my names sake or that ye shall know that i am the lord. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by god. 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 visions, and the book, are structured around three themes. The old testament is written in the hebrew language, with but one exception a portion of the book of daniel.
It contains three sections, each of which addresses a different. Ezekiel lived during a time of international upheaval. More than just a commentary or sermon illustration book, the posb brings together sermon points, life application, supporting scripture, as well as fullyresearched and engaging commentary all on one page, along with the actual text. Summary the book of ezekiel has the most logical arrangement of any of the prophetic books. Prophecy, vision of celestial chariot, four living creatures, temple, gog of magog. Bob utley, retired professor of hermeneutices bible interpretation. Detailed outline of the book of ezekiel oracles of judgment. This summary of the book of ezekiel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the.
Apr 05, 2014 ezekiel introduction and chapter 1 lesson by dr. In contrast to various other prophets ezekiel has not been criticised as much. 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. Ezekiel bible study outline contents by chapter and verse. Mar 14, 2010 ezekiel was carried away to babylon between the first and final deportation of judah 2 kings 24. Recorded at the bible lessons international studio.
The glory of god may well be viewed as the theme of the book, because ezekiels ministry begins with a vision of gods glory and emphasizes it throughout the book 1. The book of ezekiel is in the old testament section of the bible. We hope that our outline of ezekiel will help you broaden your understanding of this complex book. 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. 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 with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The book of ezekiel is narrative history, prophetic and apocalyptic in genre and even contains parables. The most creative overall structure which this student observed was heaters which builds the book around the going and coming of the glory of god. The three major prophets isaiah, jeremiah, ezekiel and zephaniah all have the same basic sequence of messages. Mar 31, 2011 the book has been subjected to extensive editing.
Book of ezekiel read, study bible verses online bible study tools. This summary of the book of ezekiel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of ezekiel. Ezekiel bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. In babylon, ezekiel settled in his own house, in a village near nippur on the river chebar eze 3. As any traditional outline of the book quickly reveals, ezekiel follows the same basic sequence that is found in isaiah and jeremiah and zephaniah. A mid12th century flemish piece of copperwork depicting ezekiels vision of the sign tau from ezekiel ix. Restoring the spiritual heart of the nation the glory of god key verse. The hebrew name yhezekiel ezekiel means may god strengthen.
The book of ezekiel outline of the book of ezekiel warren wiersbe theme. He engages in startling symbolic activities to teach gods people. Ezekiel was carried away to babylon between the first and final deportation of judah 2 kings 24. Daniel was taken captive in the first captivity during jehoiakims reign, about eight years before ezekiel was taken captive. Outline of the book of ezekiel ye shall fall by the sword. From chapter 2, verse 4, through chapter 7, daniel is in aramaic, the gentile and diplomatic language of daniels day.
Not only does the book present a striking picture of the resurrection and restoration of gods people ezekiel 37, it. From the book, we know that ezekiel was the son of a man named buzi and that he was a priest taken captive to babylon in 597 bc. Watch our overview video on the second part of the book of ezekiel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Ezekiel overview and outline reasons for hope jesus. Ezekiels priestly lineage shines through in his prophetic ministry. The book of ezekiel takes its title from the priest of the same name, son to a man named buzi.
God himself would return to this temple ezekiel 43. The prophet describes massive visions of gods spiritual forces in action behind the scenes and blueprints for the future. Every book of the bible outlined in section headings. Ezekiel s in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians.
Dyer, notes on the book of ezekiel, unpublished class notes in 304 preexlic and exilic prophets, dallas theological seminary, fall 1993, 4. Ezekiel prophesied to the exiles in babylon at the same time that of jeremiah was prophesying to the jews who remained in jerusalem. The book of ezekiel, one of the major prophetical books of the old testament. The book opens with an account of the vision that summoned ezekiel to his prophetic calling. Ezekiel complaining, god shews him his purpose in saving a remnant. Like daniel and the apostle john, he prophesied out of the land, and his prophecy, like theirs, follows the method of symbol and vision.
Ezekiel cliffsnotes study guides book summaries, test. Ezekiel study guide for growing christians ministries. See what its about from the first verse to the last. The assyrian empire that had once conquered the syropalestinian area and destroyed the. Outline of the book of ezekiel floral heights church of christ. Ezekiel had been taken captive in 597 bc and was being held captive in babylon when god gave him the vision.
A series of studies in the old testament book of ezekiel. Ezekiels concern with sin also accounts for the many places where the book echoes the laws given in the pentateuch, as well as the similarities between ezekiels new temple chs. This summary of the book of ezekiel provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of ezekiel. This sermon deals with how to read ezekiel and applies some of the main themes ezekiel august 11, 2002 reading ezekiel there are parts of the united states, namely the midwest that some people call fly over country.
Key personalities include ezekiel, israels leaders, ezekiels wife. The prophet is so overcome by the vision that he falls on his face. Narrated by actor john rhysdavies gimli, the lord of the rings biblical theology taught by pastorauthor dr. Jehoiakim s son jehoichin reined in his fathers place in judah at the year 597 bc. Watch our overview video on the first part of the book of ezekiel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The book of ezekiel is the beginning of a new phase in israelite prophecy, and its form and characteristics differ in style from the books of prophecy weve studied thus far. In no other book is this pattern clearer than in ezekiel see outline.
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 words of the prophet. Book of ezekiel overview insight for living ministries. After the fall of jerusalem ezekiel was recommissioned to show the necessity and inevitability of judahs restoration to fellowship by god chaps. Besides clarity of structure, the book of ezekiel reveals symmetry. This section deals exclusively with the times of the gentiles. God also showed ezekiel a picture of a new temple in the future ezekiel chapters 4048. Outline of ezekiel free bible outlines bible study start. Ezekiel relies heavily upon apocalyptic images whose meanings have been lost through the centuries.1417 854 359 1023 1321 923 1396 305 834 280 1477 308 656 1265 511 383 487 1190 229 1287 919 1488 1311 1019 1335 1502 1125 236 136 629 615 988 203 389 1176 942