Friday, December 29, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 9 (ch. 17-18)

Shalom Talmidim - this lesson is for Shabbat morning Jan. 6, 2018 - you'll have extra time to study.  Happy New Year! R.E.

1. What is the difference between a riddle and a parable?

2. What is the “city” or “land” of the Merchants, and what is interesting about how it is translated from the Hebrew?

3. What is the fruitful soil?

4. Who are the two eagles, and why did the vine grow “towards the 2nd eagle” and did it need to do this; why or why not?

5. Who was the king in which the king of Babylon cut a covenant with?  Where else is this explained in Scripture; and what does this say about how significant it is to God that we keep our words and promises?

6. Vs. 22-24 end the chapter with another parable that seems to contrast the previous one.  When will the prophecy of this parable be fulfilled and to what/whom does it refer?


7. What is the intended meaning of the parable that the people of Judah used in the beginning of ch. 18; what did they intend by using this parable?

8. What is the implication of vs. 20-22 for all of humanity, and how does this compare to what is taught by Yeshua in the Brit Chadasha?

9. What is the implication of vs. 24, in relation to “once saved, always saved theology”; and how is this supported in the Brit Chadasha?

10. The House of Israel complained that Adonai’s ways were not fair especially when a wicked man repented and Adonai forgave him.  Did this actually ever happen in Tanakh, (Old Testament)?  If yes give a Scriptural example…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 8 (ch. 15-16)

Ezekiel 15

1. Explain verse 1’s meaning “wood of a vine”, and who is this vine speaking of and what kind of vine is it?

2. How does the process of “grafting” apply here in ch. 15, and what is the meaning of this parable to both Jews and Gentiles?

Ezekiel 16

3. Who is the Amorite father, and who is the Hittite mother referred to here in vs. 3; and what is the meaning behind the statement that their origin of birth was of the land of the Canaanite?

4. What is the interpretation of the allegory of a newborn left uncared for on the day of it’s birth, who is this referring to and how; explain?

5. What is the meaning of the repetition of “In Your Blood Live” – what does this refer to?  Give various interpretations…

6. What is the meaning behind the symbolism of “spreading the corner of the garment over someone” – where else in Scripture is this found?

7. Vs. 9-14 describes the radiance of the object of Adonai’s affection, what is the meaning of all the symbolism of nose and earrings and crowns and splendor, what is this referring to?

8. After describing the love lavished upon “her”, the parable continues with her infidelity – what did she do with Adonai’s gold and silver, what is the meaning of the “male images”; and what does all this refer to?

9. What is the reference of embroidered garments, oil, incense and bread… all referring to?

10. Child-sacrifice is now described in the parable, is this just allegory or did it really happen?  Give Biblical citations & commentary examples…

11. Vs. 24-26 discusses harlotry with “Egypt”, again, did this really happen or is this “allegory” explain…

12. Explain the references to Philistia, Assyria & Chaldea – what Biblical/historical examples are these referring to?

13. What is the meaning of the accusation that the harlot is really not like other “harlots”?

14. Explain what the betrayed husband does to his unfaithful wife in vs. 35-42 and how has this been fulfilled?

15. Explain the proverb “Like Mother Like Daughter” – who are all the characters in this proverb?

16. Explain the “silver lining” at the conclusion of the chapter and what does this say about God today and what should be the message to those who espouse “Replacement Theology”?