A Heart of Stone or a Heart of Flesh?

by Jarrod M. Jacobs Twice in the book of Ezekiel, God spoke about the fact that He would take the people and remove their “stony heart” so they might have a heart of “flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26). In context, the “stony” heart describes the person who has been disobedient and obstinate against God. The heart…

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Set a Mark

by Jarrod M. Jacobs Ezekiel 9 continues the record of Ezekiel’s vision from chapter 8. Here, he sees God calling men, specifically executioners, to Him, for they were going to execute those who had gone astray into idolatry. Remember, this is a highly figurative vision, but these men in the vision stood for the execution…

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They Shall Know a Prophet Has Been Among Them

by Jarrod M. Jacobs When Ezekiel was called to be a prophet, God made certain things very clear to him. God made it clear that these people were a “rebellious house” (Ezekiel 2:3). God does not mince words regarding His people! He lets Ezekiel know the kind of people he will be facing. At the…

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A Hard-Headed Prophet

by Jarrod M. Jacobs Ezekiel 3:4-11 describes for us God’s intent for the prophet Ezekiel. He was sent to a specific group of people, the house of Israel (Ezekiel 3:4). He did not go to foreigners or those who had never heard, but to those who had heard again and again and refused to obey…

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The Valley of Dry Bones

by Matthew W. Bassford We all know the song. In fact, many people who aren’t religious know the song. It is easily the most familiar concept from the book of Ezekiel, even though I think most people don’t know that the content of the song comes from the book. Stripped of its context and meaning,…

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Who was the King of Tyre in Ezekiel 28?

Question: Who was the King of Tyre in Ezekiel chapter 28? Thank you for maintaining your site it has been most helpful to me. God bless. Answer: The king of Tyre at the time Ezekiel was written was Ithobaal III (sometimes spelled Ethbaal III) who reigned from 591–573 BC. His name connects him with the…

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Who is the prince in Ezekiel’s vision?

Question: Who is the prince that is mentioned in Ezekiel 45-47? Answer: The interpretation of the last chapters of Ezekiel is strongly debated. Obviously, how a person views what these chapters envision will impact the interpretation of the various elements, such as the prince. First, we must note that this vision does not deal with…

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Does Ezekiel 14:12-23 teach that some are saved by their own righteousness?

Question: Is Ezekiel 14:12-23 a passage about these men being saved by their own righteousness? Were they perfect so they could save themselves, apart from God’s grace, since “all have sinned”? And is an inference of eternal salvation valid from this passage? I ask this because I’m convinced that you can crush this solid food…

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What is the meaning of “pipes prepared in thee”?

Question: In the book of Ezekiel 28:13, what is the meaning of “pipes prepared in thee”? Did Satan have musical instruments as part of him? Did he have a harp as part of his body? Answer: “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and…

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Learning from Ezekiel

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LearningFromEzekiel.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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The Dispersion

by Alan Jones via Truth Magazine, May 4, 2000 “Has Ezekiel gone mad?” This may have been the reaction of some after they watched Ezekiel shave his head and beard, weigh the hair, divide it into thirds, and then burn a third, strike a third with a sword, and scatter the remaining third to the wind.…

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Why was Jerusalem compared to Sodom?

Question: I have questions about the book of Ezekiel. Why does God refer to Jerusalem as Sodom in various verses in Ezekiel 16? Did Jerusalem become as bad or worse than Sodom was, but God did not destroy them because of his promise to Abraham? Homosexual activists always cite this chapter as “evidence” that God…

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How do I put Ezekiel 3:18-21 into practice?

Question: Hello again. I have gotten baptized, making a move to a more sound church, and have helped those closest to me in some Christian matters. However, I am still wondering how to live out Ezekiel 3:18-21 when I see so many people out in public that I don’t really know sinning. I especially don’t…

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Your notes on Ezekiel 24 were really helpful

Question: In working on my assignment for a Bible study in Ezekiel, I reached the point where the instruction was to “see what commentaries have to say.” I entered “Ezekiel 24” and “Parable” as search terms. I recognized your church and website’s name, among those listed, as a site we had used for its wonderful…

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Your commentary on Ezekiel was very helpful

Question: I wanted to let you know that I facilitate a weekly Men’s Bible study, and we are in the book of Ezekiel.  God (and Google) led me to your web site and the commentary you have on the book.  Excellent work for His kingdom.  We are a small group of guys, some young, some old,…

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Can you recommend any books to further study Ezekiel?

Question: I’ve stumbled upon your web site doing a search for study resources on Ezekiel. I’m impressed with how thorough your notes are and I’ve bookmarked this site. Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this. Do you have any books you would recommend for further study? Answer: Thank you for your kind words. I…

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