Egyptian gods, assyrian gods, babylonian gods pretty much whoevers around. See more ideas about bible lessons, bible and bible for kids. Now we need to consider the person who saw the vision. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter. Ezekiel, jeremiah, and daniel were all prophets during the same period of time. It reveals how god is manifested, how god moves, and how god administrates his government through the four living creatures. The lord has forsaken the land, and the lord does not see.
Ezekiel 1 new international version niv ezekiel s inaugural vision. Ezekiels vision of a new temple in symbolic language, it means a man that is justified, who would have a standing in christ. 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. Ezekiel was called by god in a supernatural and amazing vision that displayed gods greatness. And their appearance and their workmanship was like a wheel inside of a wheel. Ezekiel 1 was chosen as the haftarah for the first day of shavuot, 1 as it picks up on the theme of divine revelation, which is what the festival celebrates.
Idols are mentioned more often in the book of ezekiel than any other book of the bible 52 times. Another reason for widespread avoidance of the book of ezekiel is the impression that its first chapter ezek. The appearance of the four living creatures was like burning coals of fire. Ezekiel describes seeing a wheeled chariot descend toward him from the sky, piloted by beings with the likeness of a man. The prophet ezekiel is the author of the book of ezekiel ezekiel 1. Their fast movements resembled flashes of lightning. Ezekiel 1 new living translation nlt a vision of living beings. According to the book itself, it records six visions of the prophet ezekiel. Ezekiels mission to the judean exiles in babylon was to prepare them for the greatest crisis in the history of yahwehs covenant people. Access dozens of amazing facts topical scripture books from pastor doug and others. But similar to isaiahs vision, ezekiels vision reveals the character of god.
Rituals, laws, israelite history, the layout of the land by tribes, and other details are similar to, but also different from, what we know from other biblical books. Encounter divine dreams and visions in the book of ezekiel. Book of ezekiel read, study bible verses online bible study tools. The distinction pertains only to the length of the books a. It deals with the exegesis of the vision of the chariot in chapter. The book moves on to anticipate the destruction of jerusalem and the temple, explains this as gods punishment, and closes with the promise of a new beginning and a new temple inaugural vision ezekiel 1. From the first chapter, which graphically describes the overwhelming invasion of the divine presence into ezekiels world, to the last phrase of ezekiels vision the lord is there the book sounds and echoes. Ezekiel 1 amplified bible amp the vision of four figures. Ezekiel lived among the jewish exiles in babylon, who.
These are all of the chapters of the book of ezekiel. 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 ezekiel. Ezekiel 1 is the first chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. The book of ezekiel can seem vague and confusing for some readers, but with careful observation it contains key details god wants us to know about. 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. The book is divided into three major sections based on the visions they contain namely israels judgment, which is detailed on chapters 1 to 24, judgment of nations. The biblical book of ezekiel records seven visions of the prophet ezekiel, who was exiled from judah to babylon from 593 b. It reveals how god is manifested, how god moves, and how god administrates his. The prophet ezekiel is one of four major prophets along with isaiah, jeremiah. Ezekiel lifts our eyes and refocuses our vision on the centrality and.
Ezekiel 1 amp the vision of four figures bible gateway. The vision of ezekiel bible story 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, and caused me to pass by them round about. Prophecy, vision of celestial chariot, four living creatures, temple, gog of magog. Many of the divine visions that ezekiel shares are relevant to gods plans for reconstructing the present world and restoring his people to our former days in the garden of eden. This sermon focuses on a vision of ezekiel in the valley of dry bones. Ezekiel 14 nkjv ezekiels vision of god bible gateway. This is what the leaders of the city said earlier in ezekiel s vision ezekiel 8.
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. But while the house of israel and its peopleprophets, royal officials, priests, and everybody elseseem to be the experts at the betrayal game, others seem to be. Ezekiel wants us to know that god is where he always is. Because of their persistent, offensive rejection of god yahweh vowed, my eye will neither spare, nor will i have pity. There are only two old testament scriptures that directly reference this strange heavenly vision of a wheel within a wheel observed by the prophet ezekiel. Ezekiel 1 nlt a vision of living beings bible gateway. The four living creatures with four facesezekiel chapter 1. The book of ezekiel is considered one of the major prophetic books of the old testament after jeremiah and isaiah. In ezekiel, the house of israel betrays god by metaphorically cheating on him with other gods. Ezekiel often alters these earlier texts or knows of different versions, using them to suit his own context and vision. While all other priests in jerusalem predicted good days for israelites, ezekiel was the only person to warn. The book of ezekiel was written between 593 and 565 b. The chariot is drawn by four living creatures, each having.
From the first chapter, which graphically describes the overwhelming invasion of the divine presence into ezekiels world, to the last phrase of ezekiels vision the. Ezekiel 14 new king james version nkjv ezekiels vision of god. The first section of ezekiel, which is all of chapter one, presents a vision of the appearance of the glory of the lord. It records seven visions of the prophet ezekiel, exiled in babylon, during the 22 years from 593 to 571 bc. Intro to ezekiel biblica the international bible society. The minor prophets are those twelve books from hosea to malachi as we consider the works of the literary prophets, we should note that the order of the books in our bibles. This is what the leaders of the city said earlier in ezekiels vision ezekiel 8. In hebrew the book is titled laqzhy meaning god strengthens. Ezekiel bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. This is the continuation of ezekiels vision that began in chapter 8. Ezekiels vision of a new temple bible student archives. While sitting by a river, ezekiel observes a storm from the north.
A literary masterpiece of the english language, the original king james bible is still in use today. Their wings sounded like a sound of rushing waters and their movements, like the sound of an army. Their defeat is prelude to ezekiels vision of a new israel whose source of life and prosperity is a wellordered cult in a new temple, where the divine glory again dwells chaps. Study guide for ezekiel 11 by david guzik blue letter bible. Since the righteous are marked, the fate of the wicked is sealed. Thus god revealed his glory to ezekiel through a vision 1. Ezekiel 1 nkjv ezekiels vision of god bible gateway. The major prophets include the books of isaiah, jeremiah, lamentations, ezekiel, daniel b. The book of ezekiel is the third of the books of the major prophets, coming after the books of isaiah and jeremiah in the christian canon. 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. Meaning of ezekiels wheel within wheel bible study.
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was the color of beryl, and the four of them had the same likeness. God approaches ezekiel as the divine warrior, riding in his battle chariot. Knowing god is the basic theme of the book of ezekiel. The biblical prophets those clasic distrubers of the false peace continue to hold reliogn and history accountable to the word of god.
The book is based on the account of the visions of ezekiel considered to be the third of the major prophets. And nowhere in the bible are gods initiative and control expressed more clearly and pervasively than in the book of ezekiel. 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. He physically remained in babylon, but god gave him a vision of the spiritual corruption of jerusalem and gods response to it, both of judgment and the departing of gods glory from the temple and the city. The first chapter of ezekiel is about the vision of god. This is because its full understanding requires an appreciation of the situation in which ezekiel was involved ed note. Ezekiel 1 ezekiels inaugural vision in my bible gateway. Chapter 8 describes the idol worship by the leaders of israel right in the temple. 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, taking after isaiah and jeremiah according to the book itself, it records seven dreams of the prophet ezekiel, banished in babylon, amid the 22 years 593571 bce, despite the fact that it is the result of a long and complex history and does not really save the very.334 62 203 169 690 1018 368 1510 160 1093 125 816 215 1457 29 306 1048 15 1537 27 1605 1547 943 1432 895 321 1548 806 1483 349 1331 248 110 629