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The Prophet-Priest


                             Babylon

   Jerusalem             (Chaldeans)
                           Carchemish

                                             Babylon
             Jerusalem

   Josiah dies at
   Megiddo and is
   replaced by his      Megiddo
   son Jehoahaz

                          Jerusalem


Jehoahaz     Eliakim     Mattaniah
           (Jehoiakim)   (Zedekiah)

              Three Deportations to Babylon
First         605 B.C.   Jehoiakim left in power   Sons of nobility
Deportation              by Nebuchadnezzar         including Daniel
                                                   taken hostage
Second        597 B.C.   Jehoiakim and         Nobility, warriors
Deportation              Jeconiah both deposed and craftsmen
                         and Zedekiah placed   taken
                         on throne
Third         586 B.C.   Zedekiah deposed and      All the inhabitants
Deportation              Gedaliah left as          of Jerusalem and
                         governor                  surrounding areas
620        610        600        590       580     570      560

               Jehoahaz   Jehoiachin

      Josiah                              Babylonian Captivity
       Amos                  Zedekiah

  Joel?              Obadiah?      & Temple


               Habakkuk                 Ezekiel
         Fall of
    Jeremiah               Ezekiel               Daniel
His ministry began   His ministry began     His ministry began
in the reign of      with the Second        with the First
Josiah               Deportation            Deportation
The Weeping          Prophet of Hope        Prophet of the
Prophet                                     Nations
                                            Main focus on the
         Main focus upon the land
Prophesied to the     Prophesied to the     Prophesied to the
Jews of Jerusalem Jews by the River         Chaldeans in
                      Chebar                Babylon
Writes from           Writes from Mesopotamia
          -           Mentions Daniel       Mentions Jeremiah
                      three times
Ends with the fall of Ends with a vision of Ends with a
Jerusalem             a future temple       promise of future
1:1                            25:1              33:1

 God’s Judgment on             Oracles against   Oracles of
 Judah                         the Nations       Salvation
 Ezekiel's Call (1)             Ammon           Ezekiel
 Oracles of Judgment (3-        Moab              commissioned
    7)                            Edom              as a watchman
 Visions in the Temple (8-      Philistia         (33)
    11)                           Tyre            Oracles of
 Oracles of Judgment (12-       Sidon             Restoration
    14)                           Egypt             (34-37)
 Parables & Pictures (15-                         Gog & Magog
    19)                                               (38-39)
 Oracles of Judgment 20-                          Glorious
    23)                                               Temple (40-48)
 Parables & Pictures (24)
                                                 Message of
Message of Judgment
             Glory of the Lord
 1-7 revealed
 8-12 leaves
     The ark of covenant
     Threshold of the temple
     East Gate
     Hills of Olivet

   40-48 RESTORED
        Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came about in the thirtieth
year, on the fifth day of the fourth
month, while I was by the river
Chebar among the exiles, the
heavens were opened and I saw
visions of God.
1 Chronicles 28:18
     ...the altar of incense refined
gold by weight; and gold for the
model of the chariot, even the
cherubim, that spread out their
wings, and covered the ark of the
covenant of the LORD
        Daniel 7:9
      I kept looking Until thrones
were set up, and the Ancient of
Days took His seat; His vesture was
like white snow, and the hair of His
head like pure wool. His throne was
ablaze with flames, its wheels were
a burning fire
        Ezekiel 1:4
And as I looked, behold, a storm
wind was coming from the north, a
great cloud with fire flashing forth
continually and a bright light around
it, and in its midst something like
glowing metal in the midst of the fire
      Ezekiel 1:5-7
And within it there were figures
resembling four living beings. And
this was their appearance: they had
human form. 6 Each of them had
four faces and four wings. 7 And
their legs were straight and their
feet were like a calf's hoof, and they
gleamed like burnished bronze.
    Ezekiel                 Revelation
Figures resembling        Four living creatures
  four living beings       (4:6-7)
        Face of a man          Like a lion
        Face of a lion         Like a calf

        Face of a bull         Face like a man
                                Flying eagle
        Face of an
         eagle (1:8-10)

   Faces
       Lion – king
       Ox- patient servant
       Eagle – heavenly
       Man

   Wheels – God always in motion

   Eyes – God see’s all
      Meaning of the Vision
   God is the God over all life, whether wild
    animals or domesticated animals or birds
    of men
    And each one had four faces. The first
 The wheels are a picture of the mighty
    face was the face of a cherub, the
    second face
  power of God.was the face of a man, the
    third the face of a lion, and the fourth the
    face of an eagle (Ezekiel 10:14).
         Ezekiel 2:8-10
      “Now you, son of man, listen to what I
am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like
that rebellious house. Open your mouth and
eat what I am giving you.”
9     Then I looked, behold, a hand was
extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it.
10 When He spread it out before me, it was

written on the front and back; and written on
it were lamentations, mourning and woe.
          Ezekiel 3:1-3
      Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat
what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak
to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my
mouth, and He fed me this scroll. 3 And He
said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach,
and fill your body with this scroll which I am
giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as
honey in my mouth.
     Scroll eaten

   What does this mean?
             Ezekiel 3:22-27
   Speak what I tell you to speak

                Exegesis vs Isogesis
 Ezekiel 4-7
 4 signs
     Sign of the Brick (siege )
     Laying on right side (390 days) then layin
          Ezekiel 10:4
      Then the glory of the LORD went up
from the cherub to the threshold of the
temple, and the temple was filled with the
cloud, and the court was filled with the
brightness of the glory of the LORD.
     Ezekiel 11:23
And the glory of the LORD went
up from the midst of the city, and
stood over the mountain which is
east of the city.
         Ezekiel 26:2-3
      Son of man, because Tyre has said
concerning Jerusalem, “Aha, the gateway of
the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I
shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,”
3 therefore, thus says the Lord God, “Behold,
I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up
many nations against you, as the sea brings
up its waves.”
Alexander the
Great of
332 B.C.
                Tyre 
           Prophecy of Tyre
   Many nations will come against Tyre (26:3).
   Her walls and towers will be broken down
   The debris of the city will be removed (26:4).
   Nebuchadnezzar will attack (26:7).
   Stones and timbers thrown into the water
   Tyre will be a bare rock and a place for
    spreading of nets (26:14).
   The city will not be rebuilt (26:14).
          Ezekiel 28:12
Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king
of Tyre, and say to him,
     'Thus says the Lord God,
     "You had the seal of perfection,
     Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
          Ezekiel 28:13
"You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your settings
and sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
       Ezekiel 28:14-15
14 You were the anointed cherub who covers,
And I placed you there.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 You were blameless in your ways

From the day you were created,
Until unrighteousness was found in you.
    Ezekiel 28:16
By the abundance of your trade
You were internally filled with violence,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you,
O covering cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
       The King of Tyre
   He was in Eden, the garden of God
   He was created (28:13).
   He was the anointed cherub (28:14).
   He was on the holy mountain of God
       Ezekiel 34:11-13
        For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I
Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when

he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for
My sheep and will deliver them from all the places
to which they were scattered on a cloudy and
gloomy day. 13 And I will bring them out from the
peoples and gather them from the countries and
bring them to their own land; and I will feed them
on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in
all the inhabited places of the land.
        Ezekiel 37:1-2
      The hand of the LORD was upon me, and
He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD
and set me down in the middle of the valley;
and it was full of bones. 2 And He caused me
to pass among them round about, and behold,
there were very many on the surface of the
valley; and lo, they were very dry.
         Ezekiel 37:3-6
      And He said to me, “Son of man, can
these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord
God, Thou knowest.”
      Again He said to me, “Prophesy over
these bones, and say to them, „O dry bones,
hear the word of the LORD.‟ 5 Thus says the
Lord God to these bones, „Behold, I will cause
breath to enter you that you may come to life.
6 And I will put sinews on you, make flesh
grow back on you, cover you with skin, and
put breath in you that you may come alive;
and you will know that I am the LORD.‟”
      Ezekiel 37:11-12
      Then He said to me, “Son of man, these
bones are the whole house of Israel; behold,
they say, „Our bones are dried up, and our
hope has perished. We are completely cut off.‟
12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, „Thus
says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your
graves and cause you to come up out of your
graves, My people; and I will bring you into
the land of Israel
      Ezekiel 37:13-14
       Then you will know that I am the LORD,
when I have opened your graves and caused
you to come up out of your graves, My people.
14 And I will put My Spirit within you, and you
will come to life, and I will place you on your
own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD,
have spoken and done it,” declares the
        Ezekiel 34:14-16
       I will feed them in a good pasture, and their
grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of
Israel. There they will lie down in good grazing
ground, and they will feed in rich pasture on the
mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock and I will
lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God. 16 “I will
seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the
broken, and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the
strong I will destroy. I will feed them with
         Ezekiel 34:17
     And as for you, My flock, thus says the
Lord God, “Behold, I will judge between one
sheep and another, between the rams and
the male goats.”
The Glory of the Lord ( Review)
   Ezekiel sees the glory of the presence of the
    Lord within His temple (8:4).
   The glory of God is seen at the doorway to
    the temple (9:3).
   It next leaves the doorway and moves out to
    the Eastern Gate (10:18).
   It moves completely out of the city of
    Jerusalem: And the glory of the LORD went
    up from the midst of the city, and stood over
    the mountain which is east of the city
    (Ezekiel 11:23).
             Chapter 40 - 48
   Vision of the restored temple

                 Literal vs. spiritual
I will sprinkle clean water
                You will be clean
I will cleanse you
             From all of your idols
I will give you a new heart of
             Your stone heart will be
I will put My Spirit in you
Chart by
Timothy Tores   Cause you to walk in My
                statutes and observe My
Ezekiel’s Vision               John’s Revelation
A Temple within the City           The New Jerusalem
   Ezekiel is taken in this      John is carried in the
    vision to a very high          Spirit to a great and high
    mountain (40:2)                mountain (21:10)
   A man uses a rod to           An angel measures the
    measure the                    city with a rod (21:15-17)
    dimensions of the
    temple (40:5-ff)
   The entire temple area        The entire city is a
    is a perfect square            perfect cube (21:16)
Ezekiel’s Vision               John’s Revelation
A Temple within the City           The New Jerusalem
   The presence of the           No need of sun or moon
    glory of the Lord enters       because the Lord
    the temple (43:3-4)            illumines His city (22:5)
   No foreigner is               Nothing unclean and no
    admitted into the              unbeliever is allowed into
    temple (44:9)                  the city (21:8, 27)
   A river of water flows        A river of the water of life
    out of the temple              comes from the throne of
    (47:1)                         God (22:1)
Ezekiel’s Vision              John’s Revelation
A Temple within the City          The New Jerusalem
   There are a total of 12      There are 12 gates to the
    gates around the city         city (21:21)
   The name of the city         The throne of God shall
    shall be: “The Lord is        be there (22:3)
    there” (48:35).
        Ezekiel 43:4-5
       And the glory of the LORD came
into the house by the way of the gate
facing toward the east. 5 And the Spirit
lifted me up and brought me into the
inner court; and behold, the glory of the
LORD filled the house.

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