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2019 March 26
Ezekiel 1

Image 1: Christ in Majesty with the Tetramorphs (16th century)
Unknown Romanesque Artist (13th century)
Cluniac Romanesque Style
Musee national du Moyen Age
Image Credit: Wikipedia


Image 2: The Vision of Ezekiel (1518)
Raphael (1483 - 1520)
High Renaissance Style
Galleria Palatina, (Palazzo Pitti), Florence, Italy
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's images represent the two chief visions in today's chapter -- the Living Creatures and the LORD in his glory. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In the First Chapter of the book of Ezekiel, the LORD appears to Ezekiel preceded by Living Creatures having four wings and four faces (of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle). They are accompanied by wheels within wheels and rings with eyes and other phenomena. This vision is the beginning of Ezekiel's call to be a watchman over Israel.
     Several sermonic introductions to the book are worthy of note: see below under "Sermons."

     [ Sermons: G I Williamson. James Philip. William Still. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 1: Ezekiel 1. Ezekiel 2. Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel 4. Ezekiel 5. ]
[1] Ezekiel 33:21; 2 Kings 24:1; 2 Kings 24:14; 2 Chronicles 36:6; Jeremiah 25:1; Lamentations 5:3; 2 Kings 24:14; 2 Kings 25:1-12; Ezekiel 29:17; Psalm 137:1; Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 24:16-17; Ezekiel 24:1; Jeremiah 52:24-30; Jeremiah 51:59; Jeremiah 29:21-28; Jeremiah 25:1; Ezekiel 14:14; Ezekiel 14:20; Ezekiel 28:3; Daniel 1:1; Daniel 2:1; Numbers 4:23; Numbers 4:30; Numbers 4:39; Numbers 4:43; Ezekiel 14:1; Ezekiel 14:3; Ezekiel 14:18; Ezekiel 33:30-33; Ezekiel 3:9.
[2] 2 Kings 24:12-15; Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 14:1.
[3] Ezekiel 24:24; 1 Kings 18:46; Ezekiel 3:22; Ezekiel 37:1; Daniel 8:18; Daniel 10:10; Revelation 1:17; Ezekiel 33:21; Exodus 24:9-10; Isaiah 6:1-4; Daniel 7:9-10; Revelation 1:12-20; Revelation 4:2-6; 1 Timothy 6:16; Exodus 33:22-23.
[4] Isaiah 14:13-14; Jeremiah 1:14-15; Jeremiah 4:6; Jeremiah 6:1; Exodus 19:9-16; Exodus 9:24; Ezekiel 1:27: Ezekiel 8:2; Ezekiel 1:7; Revelation 1:15.
[5] Ezekiel 4:6; Revelation 4:8; Ezekiel 10:15; Ezekiel 10:20; Ezekiel 41:18-20; Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 9:12.
[6] Ezekiel 41:18-19; Revelation 4:7-8; Isaiah 6:2; 1 Kings 6:27; Ezekiel 10:21.
[7] Leviticus 11:3, 47.
[8] Ezekiel 8:3.
[9] 1 Kings 6:27.
[10] Revelation 4:7.
[11] Ezekiel 10:16-19; Isaiah 6:2
[12] Ezekiel 10:22.
[13] Nahum 2:4; John 18:3; Judges 15:4; Exodus 20:18; Judges 15:4; Exodus 20:18.
[14] Daniel 9:21.
[15] Ezekiel 10:9-17.
[16] Daniel 10:6.
[17] Ezekiel 10:1 - 11:25.
[18] Ezekiel 10:12; Ezekiel 10:20-22; Revelation 4:8; 2 Chronicles 16:9.
[19] Ezekiel 10:16.
[20-21] Ezekiel 10:17.
[22] Exodus 24:10; Revelation 4:6.
[23-24] Ezekiel 10:5; Daniel 10:6.
[25] Ezekiel 3:12.
[26] Exodus 24:10; Ezekiel 10:1; Daniel 7:13; Revelation 1:13.
[27] Exodus 24:17; Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14-15; Revelation 4:5.
[28] Revelation 4:3; Revelation 10:1; Ezekiel 3:23; Ezekiel 6:5; Daniel 8:17; Acts 9:4; Revelation 1:17; Luke 5:8; Luke 8:37; Ezekiel 3:23; Ezekiel 8:4; Ezekiel 10:15; Ezekiel 11:23; Ezekiel 43:3-5.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. JEREMIAH: Jeremiah Dramatized. LAMENTATIONS: Lamentations Dramatized. EZEKIEL: Ezekiel Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Ezekiel Detailed Outline

Ezekiel 1

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1. Before the Siege of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 1:1 - Ezekiel 23:49) - 593 - 586 B.C. Babylon

A. The Messenger and Siege Motif (1:1 - 5:17)

1). The Messenger: The LORD (1:1-28)

     1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. 2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captiviy, 3 The word of the LORD came expressly [being it was] unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

     4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind [a wind of rushing] came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of [eye of] amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. 6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. 8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. 11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered [this] their bodies. 12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. 13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash lightning.

     15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. 16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. 17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. 18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. 19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up . 20 whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

     22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. 23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, [this] their bodies. 24 And when they went, I heard [this] the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. 25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

     26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone : and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.

     This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

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