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”?

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