The Book Of Ezekiel Analysis

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Ezekiel, Book of
The Book of Ezekiel was written in autobiographical narrative genre by Ezekiel during the time of his Ministry from approximately 593-571 B.C. There is a uniqueness to the book of Ezekiel as it is written in approximate chronological order and it contains a variety of literary forms. (Holman Illustrated, 2003) The theme of the Book of Ezekiel is about the Lord calling Ezekiel to be a prophet and to share God’s message to Jerusalem and the exiles. It tells of oracles he receives from God covering three main subjects. The first the warning of the Judgement of Jerusalem. After the destruction of Jerusalem his prophesies become about punishment of the nations that had been enemies of Judah, they were ungodly and had brought harm
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It is sometimes said Ezekiel is hard to read or interpret, however, if you look deeper in to the audience of this book, the culture Ezekiel was in it becomes easier to understand the way it was…show more content…
in Jerusalem. This date in not given but we can reason from Ezekiel 1:1-3 that tells us he was 30 years old at the time he was called into ministry and we know his ministry started in 593 B.C., it also tells us that he was the son of Buzi and a priest. He was taken captive with King Jehoiachin and the ten thousand and relocated in exile to the plains of Babylon in 597 B.C. It was in the 5th year of exile while living near the river of Chebar that he was called into ministry. Ezekiel was married and his wife died during the fall of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 24:18). (Tyndale Press, 1969) Ezekiel is known as a priest that was also a prophet and that he received visions and oracles from God to share with exiles. His prophesies are divided into three main events the fall/ judgement of Jerusalem, judgement of the nations and the restoration of Israel. “A majority of Ezekiel’s message communicates judgements for sins committed.” (Swindoll, 2015) He was a contemporary of Jeremiah and it is thought they may have known of each other due to many similarities in their views. (Ezekiel, 2006) Ezekiel’s legacy is probably best summarized in his passion to which he devoted teaching God’s messages. He was almost theatrical in wording and presenting the messages. It is said, “No prophet was as creative as Ezekiel, in the strategies employed to communicate his message” (Holman Illustrated, 2003) Although, Ezekiel is a Biblical author but his book by the

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