Ezekiel Bible Study Lessons
Who wrote Ezekiel?
Ezekiel was a priest who was called to be a prophet (Ezek. 1:1ff ). He was taken into Babylonian captivity in 597 B.C. (the second wave of captivities by Nebuchadnezzar), where he wrote to explain why Israel was in captivity and what future plans God had for the nation.
Where did Ezekiel write his book?
He wrote his book from Babylon after he arrived in captivity. It is highly autobiographical, referring to himself as “son of man” approximately eighty times. This title suggests Ezekiel is the “representative man.” It was a title used by Jesus to identify Himself with humanity.
What are the key issues in Ezekiel?
Ezekiel emphasizes the temple and the Shekinah-glory cloud that rested upon the temple, which was God’s presence. Ezekiel describes the departure of God’s glory because of Israel’s sin, and the return of God’s glory in the future kingdom.
What is the key word in Ezekiel?
The key word is restoration. God will restore Israel to her promised land.
What are the key verses in Ezekiel?
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezek 36:24–26).
Elmer Towns, Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003).