Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 11 (ch. 21-22)

1. Who or “what” is the “South”, and who or what is the “brush/forest”?

2. In vs. 6-12, is appears that the Righteous are punished along with the Wicked.  How is this in line with God’s character in other places in Scripture; and if not, how can this be explained?  Give sources

3. What is the significance of the repetition of the word “sword” in vs. 14 – what two individuals do scholars say this “sword” could belong to?

4. Verse 15 mentions the “rod” and “My Son” how is this interpreted, what does it mean and what is the significance?

5. What are the two paths (or “ways”) and what do they signify or “depict”?

6. What is the meaning of the “meaningless divination” and what does it have to do with the number #7?

7. What is the turban and crown a reference of?

8. Why did Nebuchadnezzar not attack Ammon and attack Jerusalem instead; and why are they now judged so harshly by the God of Israel?

9. What exactly is all the blood that was spilled; what is this a reference of; and what is meant in verse 4 about “your days brought near up to your years?

10. How many sins does Ezekiel now list and what was the final one that sealed the deal for Jerusalem?

11. Why is Israel described as a “dross of silver”; what does this description imply about the Jews?

12. In summary, what is the meaning of the phrase, her Kohanim have done violence to My Torah?

13. Was Adonai concerned about a physical wall when He says in vs. 30 that He searched for someone who would build up the wall and stand in the breach; what is the true intention of this language?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sefer Yechezekel ספר יחזקאל Book of Ezekiel Study Lesson 10 (ch. 19-20)

Ezekiel 19 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

1. Verses 1-4 describe a lamentation for the Princes of Israel, and it’s “mother”, and they are described as a lioness and her cubs.  Who is the “mother” and who is the first cub, and what did he do?

2. Describe how the cub “devoured people”?

3. In vs. 5-9 a “second cub” is described, who is this cub?

4. What did the 2nd cub do that made him different than the first?

5. What does the text mean in describing him as a “young lion”?

6. How did this 2nd cub do what is described in vs. 7?

7. What is significant about the mention of the cage with hooks?

8. Who or what is the vine that was once fruitful and full of branches and what happened to it; who does this speak of?

9. What is the “fire” that spread?

Ezekiel 20 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

10. What is the tenth day of the fifth month of the seventh year?  What is this count referring to?

11. Who were these “elders” were they coming to sincerely inquire of Adonai and how do we know whether they were or were not sincere?

12. What does vs. 7 mean by saying “throw away the detestable things from his eyes, and not defile yourselves with the idols”?

13. Why did Adonai relent from His anger at Israel while they were still in Egypt, what was the reason?

14. Why did Adonai also relent while the Jews were in the “Wilderness”?

15. Why did Adonai also relent from His anger and punishment on the generation that succeeded the Wilderness; and what is the meaning of vs. 25-26 regarding statutes that were “not good” and ordinances by which they could not live”?  What is the meaning of this?