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.

EZEKIEL 8

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?


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 2 (ch. 3-4)

Chapter 3
1. What is the meaning behind the Lord’s point about Ezekiel “NOT” being sent to a people of “unintelligible speech”?  What is His point?

2. Next in Vs. 6, God mentions “other nations”; why does He say of them, that they “surely would listen to you”?  And do we see this same principle repeated elsewhere in Scripture?

3. What is meant by God saying that He has made Ezekiel’s face hard against their face and his forehead hard against their forehead in vs. 8?  And what does this say to us today about our calling to reach our Jewish People?

4. Why should vs. 12 be familiar with all observant Jews, and most observant Messianics as well?

5. Why was Ezekiel “bitter” in spirit in vs. 14?

6. Vs. 16 says Ezekiel was stunned silent for 7 days, what other prophet was “stunned silent” like this?

7. What happens when a Righteous person turns and sins against the Lord?

8. Why is now Ezekiel told to shut himself in at the end of ch. 3 in the second vision in the valley?

Chapter 4
1. What is the sign Ezekiel is now commanded to give as Ch. 4 opens and what is its meaning?

2. Why was Ezekiel commanded to lay on his left side, and what is the significance of 390 and 40?

3. Why was Ezekiel now commanded to eat bread from wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and rye, and why the additional command to use human feces as fuel to bake the bread?

4. What is significant about Ezekiel’s protest to this commandment regarding the use of human feces to bake the bread he was to eat?

Ezekiel Lesson 1 - Ch. 1-2 Video


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 1 (ch. 1-2)

1. Which 30 year period is Ezekiel referring to in vs. 1?

2. What is the Chebar river, explain?

3. What is significant about the fifth year of Jehoiachin’s exile?

4. What is the Hebrew word for the 4 living creatures, describe them?

5. What is the Hebrew word for “glowing alloy” in vs. 4, describe it?

6. How does the prophet describe the appearance of the 4 creatures?

7. Explain the meaning of vs. 12…

8. What is an Ofan   and how is it translated in our text vs. 15-16?

9. Who are the wheels said to be? 

10. Explain כְּקוֹל-שַׁדַּי K’chol Shaddai in vs. 24, what is it?

11. In general, explain vs. 26-28; who/what was this human form?



CHAPTER 2

1. What is the meaning of “Ben Adam” בֶּן-אָדָם why is the prophet called by this title; and what connection is there with the title “Son of Man”?

2. What was Ezekiel’s mission, explain…?

3. What was Ezekiel’s admonishment, and what was he told to eat and where else do we see this in Scripture, what is the significance of this?