The christological purpose of ezekiel the book of ezekiel anticipates and points to jesus christ throughout. 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 encylopedia mythica says tammuz was the akkadian vegetationgod, counterpart of the sumerian dumuzi and the symbol of death and rebirth in nature. The book of ezekiel would have been hidden away nignaz sefer yehezkel. It was there that ezekiel saw some of his visions eze 1. Ezekiel chapters 8 through 11, the glory of the lord departs. Not without reason has ezekiel been dubbed the audiovisual aids prophet. He fed them with abundance, with plenty, with dainty. The book of ezekiel stands in the english bible fourth among the major prophets. Ezekiel chapters 1 to 24 free bible commentary in easy. A series of studies in the old testament book of ezekiel. The book of ezekiel begins with an account of the prophets calling, which occurred in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month 1. A river in the land of the chaldeans, on the bank of which some of the jewish exiles, including the prophet ezekiel, were settled.
Then he brought me to the door which was toward the north dr. Ezekiel 14, new king james version nkjv the bible app. This ch introduces a new series of visions relating to the destiny of jerusalem. This chapter records a visit of some of the elders of israel to ezekiel, and gods response through the prophet dealing with the. His vision of the defiled temple continues as far as ezekiel 11.
Ezekiel 14 is the fourteenth chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. This is another pagan practice, a very sexual one involving ritual prostitution. Ezekiel chapters 1 to 24 free bible commentary in easy english. Sunrise services at the temple ezekiel 8 august 2425. Over twelve months has elapsed since the original vision. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition. Ezekiel invites investigation not only because of what he said, but also because of how he said it.
In canaan they did eat bread to the full, the finest of the wheat, deu. The seer is now brought back to the same gate as in ezekiel 8. The book is fascinating, replete with visions, allegories, and action parables. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this prophetic book.
A commentary on the book of ezekiel southside christian. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international commentary on the old testament block, daniel i. Yet a greater abomination than the secret cult was israels engaging in the babylonian worship of tummuz or dumuzi, beloved of ishtar, the god of spring vegetation. Ezekiel is next directed to see the terrible abomination of women at the temple weeping for tammuz ezekiel 8. Ezekiel himself was married until his wife suddenly died, and he had a house 24. Eze ezk christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and search tools. Ezekiel 8 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. The weeping over tammuz, associated with the women ezekiel 8. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the sovereign lord, and you became mine 9 i bathed you with water and washed the.
He appeared to them in a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night, the very presence of god, he nurtured israel in the wilderness providing food and water. Study ezekiel 8 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with. In this chapter, ezekiel condemns the idolatry which he sees in the jerusalem temple. The explanations given by assyrian scholars are not very clear. Who was tammuz and why would women be weeping for him. Note, gods servants, wherever they are and whithersoever they go. Behold, the glory of the god of israel was there, the same appearance of the living creatures, and the wheels, and the throne, that he had seen, ch. 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. Apr 12, 2017 the spirit who gives gods people new hearts ezekiel 36. Ezekiel has this repeated vision of the glory of god both to give credit to and to put honour upon the following discoveries. Lightfoot distinguishes this door from that mentioned ezekiel 8.
And he brought me in vision into the inner court of. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by god. His book contains some of the most difficult and disputed prophecies in the old testament. Turn thee yet again, said god, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these ezekiel had just been shown, in vision, idol worship among professing people of god. Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the lord, and i. The commentary follows the chapter divisions of the book. Ezekiel 8 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. God, having given the prophet a clear foresight of the peoples miseries that were hastening on, here gives him a clear insight into the peoples wickedness, by which god was provoked to bring these miseries upon them, that he might justify god in all his judgments, might the more particularly reprove the sins of the people, and with the more satisfaction foretel their ruin. Ezekiel 8 commentary matthew henry commentary on the.
The new encyclopedia britannica writes in the article tammuz. This oracle against edom is included here as well as in the section on oracles against the nations to show a contrast between them and judah when the latter will be restored. Ezekiel s in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. 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. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of ezekiel.
The outrageous idol, associated with the king ezekiel 8. Ezekiel with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. A commentary on the book of ezekiel by pastor galen l. Dry bones and the resurrection of the dead ezekiel 37. The rabbis were greatly troubled by the fact that the book of ezekiel gives certain laws, chiefly as to the temple procedures, which actually contradict the laws given in the book of leviticus. In verse 14, we see the change that took place in the heart of ezekiel brought about by the word and the ministry of the spirit of god. One of these sins is lamenting for a pagan god named tammuz. It ranks second in actual word count among the prophetic books 39,407 words as compared to jeremiahs 42,659, and stands. The reason for their presence in ezekiel s house is not given, though eze 14. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international. Its exact meaning is uncertain, but it seems to have been some act of contempt toward god.
This section of ezekiel is a sad era in the history of israel. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophetpriest ezekiel, and is one of the books of the prophets. Bodily resurrection is the glorious hope of the christian life, and it is gloriously tucked away throughout the old testament. God showed ezekiel was what literally happening, in both an outward and in a spiritual sense. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in ezekiels prophecy. David guzik commentary on ezekiel 8 describes how ezekiel, in a vision, gets. In verse 14, ezekiel expresses his dismay at yet a greater abomination. Doughty southside christian church december 2014 introduction. 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.
Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the lords house, which was towards the north by the lords house no doubt is meant the temple, which the targum here calls the house of the sanctuary of the lord. The book of ezekiel, chapters 124 new international commentary on the old testament. Ezekiel 8 is the eighth chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. Ezekiels in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. After the exile the hebrew calendar included a month called tammuz, the fourth month junejuly. Thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oilmanna, angels foodhoney out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock. Downward from what looked like his waist, there was fire. The glory of the lord appeared to moses, in the burning bush on mt. Ezekiel chapter 8 explained discover the 66 books of the. Ezekiel prophesied between 30th and 50th years ie 5th to 25th years of captivity cp eze 40. The images and censers, associated with the city leaders ezekiel 8.
This prophecy should be compared with isaiah 34 and 63, jeremiah 49. Jesus is the fulfiller of the promises laid out in the book. Ezekiel was given a very difficult task, but gods word in his heart fortified him and gave him the hardness to stand against the difficulties he faced 3. Perhaps it was after he had lain 390 days on his left side, to bear the iniquity of israel, and before he began the forty days on. The story of the death of tammuz is said to be a solar myth, having reference to the death of the sungod. 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. God was showing the prophet ezekiel the sins of his people in a visiona prophecy for today. Commentary on ezekiel 8 by matthew henry blue letter bible. Behold, there sat women weeping for tammuz the prophet here refers to a ph.
Here, god supernaturally reveals to the prophet some of the secret sins of the nation of israel. The spirit who gives gods people new hearts ezekiel 36. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then ezekiel must be regarded as artfully verbose. F1 1 there is presented in chapter 8 a detail on the horrible defilement of gods temple by apostate israel, which god forewarns will cause the removal of his presence from it ezekiel 8. A free bible version and commentary on the old testament book of ezekiel in easy english. Chapters 2548 new international commentary on the old testament, 1997, 1998. Those whom god takes into covenant with himself are fed with the bread of life, clothed.1465 1560 1407 324 1121 274 894 709 567 793 21 84 1195 660 1604 1128 370 1666 569 1185 1447 1209 631 999 1022 936 1177 1512 1347 645 652 580 145 264 354 859 1268 894 42 1320 1296 976 50 1357 1204 521