Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 6 (ch. 11-12)

Shalom Talmidim,
We do not have a video from last week, my apologies, as I was out and R' Elliott filled in for me.  Here are the questions for this week, and I DO plan to be there in person... see you on Shabbat!

Ch. 11

1. Who is Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Platiah son of Benaiah, and why are they significant, what happens to them in ch. 11?
2. What was their “wicked counsel” and what is the meaning of it?
3. How did Adonai respond to this counsel?
4. What was the judgment in ch. 11 towards Israel and what was the reason given for it?
5. How and why did Ezekiel respond the way he did when Peltiah died; and what was Adonai’s response to him?
6. What is significant of the “little sanctuary”?
7. Explain the prophecy at the end of ch. 11 regarding the heart transplant – has this been completely fulfilled and if so, how?
8. Where did the Ruach go next and why is this location significant?

Ch. 12
1. Explain the immediate description of the House of Israel in the beginning of Ch. 12; what is the Messianic significance of this and how does Paul describe it as well?
2. What was the purpose of requiring Ezekiel to pack up and display his “baggage”?
3. Why was Ezekiel commanded to “dig through the wall with his hand”?
4. Who is the “Prince” and what is the meaning of the prophecy that he will cover his face and “NOT SEE” the land in vs. 12-13?
5. Why was Adonai angry about the “Proverb” that Israel was using at the time; what was it and what did it mean?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 5 (ch. 9-10)

1. What does the 6 men symbolize or represent? What does Scripture say who they were?

2. Explain the “sign” that was written on the foreheads, what was it, what did it represent and where else in Scripture do we see this same “sealing” taking place?

3. Did the Lord completely destroy the remnant of Israel as Ezekiel was afraid of; how “great” was the sin of Jerusalem; and why exactly did the people fail to repent?

4. What are Cheruvim here in Ch. 10; and what does this chapter now describe as happening?

5. What is the “fire” between the whirling wheels, between the Cheruvim, that the man in linen was commanded to take; what did it symbolize and represent; and where else in the Brit Chadasha do we see this description of throwing of “fire” on the earth?

6. What again are the “wheels”, what is their Hebrew name, and what is the significance of what they are called in vs. 13; and where do we see them appear in the Brit Chadasha?

7. Explain the narrative from vs. 15 until the end of the chapter, what is significant of the mention of the river Chebar three times at the end of ch. 10?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 4 (ch. 7-8)

Ezekiel 7

1. What is the meaning of: “the end”; the end of what; and what is the meaning of the phrase four corners of the land; the land of what?

2. What is significant about the poetic nature of vs. 6 in the original Hebrew and what is it’s meaning?

3. What is the arrogance that has blossomed a reference to in vs 10?

4. Why does the prophecy now say that the seller and the buyer will not rejoice; what is this referring to; and how is this also found in both Torah and Brit Chadasha?

5. What is the horn exactly that is mentioned in vs. 14?

6. What is significant about the final Hebrew word of vs. 20; what does it mean and what exactly is it describing?

7. Does vs. 26 indicate that after the Babylonian exile “prophecy” to cease?  Why or why not, support your answer with Scriptures.


8. Based on the timing of this next prophetic occurrence, what is the immediate problem we encounter regarding exactly when the event occurred and the “posture” of the prophet himself and the Elders?

9. Who does the “appearance” represent and what was the idol of provocation?

10. What is significant of the repeated question “do you see what they do” what is the implication, why does Adonai keep asking this throughout the chapter?

11. Why was Jaazaniah mentioned and his censer; what is significant about that?

12. Why was the Temple constructed in such a way that the doors of the entrance faced the West? AND why was the actions of the 25 most abominable?

Ezekiel 10 28 17 - VIDEO

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 3 (ch. 5-6)

Students: This week's study questions are below - also check out the video from last week's class in the prior post....

1. As if the last prophecy given to Ezekiel was not “inconceivable” enough (i.e. eating bread cooked over feces); according to Torah regulation; now what seemingly violation of Torah is Ezekiel commanded to perform, and what part of Torah does this affect?

2. What is Ezekiel commanded to do with the clippings of his hair, and what does each portion symbolize?

3. How bad was Jerusalem’s “disobedience”, how is it described in vs 6; and specifically what example does Scripture give on “how” the people of the city acted in this manner?

4. What exactly is the unprecedented punishment that Adonai now says he will execute and never will again; and was this prophetic penalty ever fulfilled in Israel’s history, if so, how?

5. What does vs. 13 mean when Adonai says “Then I will rest”?

Ezekiel 6
Woe to the Mountains

6. Why does the Lord now tell Ezekiel to prophecy to the “mountains”?

7. What is the positive result of the calamity described in ch. 6, and how is this paralleled with Jewish revival in the Last Days according to the writings of the Brit Chadasha?

8. What is the Wilderness of Diblah?