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2019 April 3
Ezekiel 9

The Avenging Angel of Saint Catherine (1878)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)
Pre-Raphaelite Style
Private Collection
Image Credit: New Shepherd's Bush Blog

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts an avenging angel, a symbol of the slaughtering angels who were sent to Jerusalem in Ezekiel's vision. ]


[ 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 9, the LORD calls 6 "men" (angels in the form of men, it seems) who have charge over the city. They come, each with a slaughter weapon in his hand. A seventh angel comes among them having a writer's inkhorn by his side. They stand beside the brazen altar (1-2).
     God, in his glory, goes to the threshold of the Temple; and he tells the man who has the writer's inkhorn to put a mark upon the forehead of all of those who mourn for the abominations which are done in Jerusalem (3-4).
     He tells the others to follow the man with the inkhorn and go through the city and slaughter without pity everyone who does not have the mark. They begin the slaughter (5-7).
     As the slaughter proceeds, Ezekiel falls on his face and begs God to spare some (8).
     But God says that their iniquity is exceedingly great, and he will not have pity (9-10).
     And the man with the inkhorn tells the LORD that he has done as he commanded (11).

     [ Sermons: Steven J Lawson. Dennis Prutow. G I Williamson. 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 9: Ezekiel 8. Ezekiel 9. Ezekiel 10. Ezekiel 11. ]
[1] Genesis 18:1-2; Joshua 5:13; Judges 13:11; Daniel 8:16; Revelation 14:7.
[2] Daniel 10:5; Revelation 7:3.
[3] Ezekiel 1: Ezekiel 8:4; Ezekiel 10:1.
[4] Genesis 4:15; Exodus 12:7; Exodus 12:13; Exodus 28:36; Ezekiel 7:3; Ezekiel 9:4; Ezekiel 14:1.
[5] Genesis 19:22-25; Matthew 25:41; Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16.
[6] Exodus 12:23; Deuteronomy 2:34; Deuteronomy 3:6; Joshua 6:17-21; 1 Samuel 15:3; 2 Chronicles 36:17; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 9:4.
[7] Numbers 19:11; 1 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 23:16; 1 Kings 2:28-31.
[8] Deuteronomy 9:18.
[9] Ezekiel 7:23; 2 Kings 17:7; 2 Chronicles 36:14-16.
[10] Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 7:4; Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 21:31-32.
[11] Psalm 103:20; Zechariah 1:10-11.
     -- 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 9

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

D. The Jerusalem and Temple Motif (Continued) - (8:1 - 11:25)

2). Idolaters Killed. Righteous Spared. (9:1-11)

     1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. 2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.

     3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. 7 And he said unto them, Defile [this] the house, and fill [this] the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. 8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy [this] all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of [this] thy fury upon Jerusalem?

     9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding [in excess excessively] great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken [this] the earth, and the LORD seeth not. 10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.

     11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as [all that] thou hast commanded me.

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