Ezekiel

Ezekiel is instructed to go into exile – the demise of Zedekiah is foretold (Ezekiel 12:1 – 12:28)

God spoke to Ezekiel saying, “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear. Therefore, pack your belongings for exile and in the daytime, as they watch, set out and go from…
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Ezekiel

God did not abandon Israel – promises to restore Israel to greatness (Ezekiel 11:14 – 11:25)

The word of God came to Ezekiel. “Son of man, the people of Jerusalem have said of your fellow exiles and all the other Israelites, ‘They are far away from God. This land was given to us as our possession.’ Therefore tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:…
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Ezekiel

God hardens Ezekiel’s heart, tasks him to deliver prophetic message to the house of Israel (Ezekiel 3:4 – 3:15)

After indicating his acceptance of God’s task by eating the scroll, Ezekiel is told to go to the people of Israel and tell them what he has seen. God emphasized that even though the message should be clear to the people, they would not be willing to listen because they…
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Ezekiel

Ezekiel’s first vision – four living creatures accompany a prophetic message from God (Ezekiel 1:1 – 1:28)

When Ezekiel was 30 years old, in the late spring or summer of the year, he was living among the exiles by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. It was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin when the word of God came to Ezekiel.…
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Revelation

The throne in heaven surrounded by elders, spirits, and four creatures (Revelation 4:1 – 4:11)

John saw a door standing open in heaven. He heard a voice like a trumpet say, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once, John was “in the Spirit”. Before him was a throne with a person sitting on it who had…
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History

Who wrote the Bible? Complete (but concise) list of Bible books, their authors, and when they were written

  Since most books in the Bible were written anonymously (not uncommon in Biblical days), much of what we know for certain about the authorship comes from logical deduction.  What follows is the opinion of the majority of contemporary scholars along with the traditional views of authorship (both Jewish and…
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Ezekiel

Detailed outline of the book of Ezekiel – oracles of judgment against nations, judgment and consolation for Israel

The name "Ezekiel" means "God strengthens".  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.  He lived in a home near the river Chebar, an irrigation canal that channeled the Euphrates…
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