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2019 March 29
Ezekiel 4

Assyrian Attack on a Town (865-860 B.C.)
Artist Unknown (9th Century B.C.)
Neo-Assyrian Bas-Relief Style
British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Credit: Wikipedia

     [ Illustration: Today's image depicts a siege like the one which was about to come upon Jerusalem. ]


[ 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 Ezekiel 4, Ezekiel was told to make a representation of Jerusalem on a tile (similar to, but perhaps less elaborate, than the one depicted above) and to lay siege against it. The tile depicted above was made 200 years before Jerusalem was destroyed (587-586 B.C.). The role-play which God prescribed for Ezekiel was designed by God to graphically represent the destruction he was going to send upon Jerusalem and its people.
     The chapter opens with God's explanation of how Ezekiel was to depict the coming destruction. God also explanations the significance of each of the elements of these signs (1-8).
     The chapter concludes with a description by God of how Ezekiel was to lie, first on one side, then another, and to prepare his food and water. And God also explained the significance of these signs (9-17).

     [ Sermons: Steven J Lawson. D A Carson 1. D A Carson 2. 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.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 4: Ezekiel 1. Ezekiel 2. Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel 4. Ezekiel 5. ]
[1] Ezekiel 5:1; Ezekiel 12:3.
[2] 2 Kings 24:20; Ezekiel 1:2; Ezekiel 8:1; Jeremiah 52:4; Isaiah 37:33; Jeremiah 32:24.
[3] Leviticus 2:5; Ezekiel 3:7; Ezekiel 3:17; Ezekiel 5:4; Ezekiel 8:6; 2 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Chronicles 28:27.
[4] Ezekiel 18:19-20; Ezekiel 23:35; Leviticus 19:8; Numbers 14:34; Isaiah 53:12.
[5] Numbers 14:34.
[6] Jeremiah 37:5; Jeremiah 52:3; Jeremiah 37:5; 2 Kings 23:3, 23; 2 Kings 25:1-4.
[7] Leviticus 17:10; Leviticus 20:3; Leviticus 20:5-6; Leviticus 26:17; 2 Chronicles 20:3; Ezekiel 15:7; Ezekiel 20:46; Isaiah 52:10.
[8] Ezekiel 3:25.
[9] Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 22:9.
[10] 1 Chronicles 9:25.
[11-12] Leviticus 5:3; Leviticus 7:21.
[13] Hosea 9:3-4; Daniel 1:8; Acts 10:14.
[14-15] Ezekiel 20:49.
[16] Leviticus 26:26; Isaiah 3:1; Ezekiel 12:18-19; Ezekiel 5:16; Lamentations 1:11; Lamentations 4:9-10; Lamentations 5:9.
[17] Leviticus 26:39; Ezekiel 24:23.
     -- 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 4

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)

4). The Siege: The Siege to Come is Depicted by Symbols (4:1 - 5:17)

a). Destruction for Jerusalem (4:1-17)

     1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even [this] Jerusalem: 2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. 3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set [this] thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

     4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay [this] the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear [this] their iniquity. 5 For I have laid upon thee [this] the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. 6 And when thou hast accomplished [this] them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear [this] the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year [a day for a year a day for a year]. 7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. 8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.

     9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof. 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it. 11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink. 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. 13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat [this] their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. 14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee [this] cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare [this] thy bread therewith. 16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment: 17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

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