Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 7 (ch. 13-14)

Ezekiel 13

1. What was the main difference between Ezekiel and the false prophets, in other words what was the main distinction between them?

2. Whitewash is mentioned no less than three times here; what is the definition of this “whitewash”; why does vs. 12 ask: “where is the whitewash”; and how does this interpretation in Ez. 13 have any influence on the teaching of the Messiah?

3. Who are the next group of people that Ezekiel is told to address in Ch. 13 after he’s already confronted the false prophets; and what were these people guilty of?

Ezekiel 14 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

4. Who were the people now approaching Ezekiel at the beginning of ch. 14; what did they wish to do and where they sincere?

5. What does the Lord promise to do to those who approach a prophet to inquire of Adonai after they have turned to idols?

6. Who are the prophets that Adonai will “deceive”; and does God actually entice people to sin?

7. What is the meaning of vs. 11 when it says that “They will be My people and I will be their God”; how does this apply when so great a sin has been committed by the people?

8. What is meant by the Lord saying “Noah Daniel & Job would only deliver their own souls; can righteous individuals change the decree against a city like Jerusalem?

9. What are the 4 judgments, and why does Adonai say that remaining survivors would comfort Ezekiel?

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?