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Breakdown to the Book of Ezekiel

Prophecies – pre 587 fall of Jerusalem – chapters 1 – 24

Vision and call 1:1 – 3:21
  • Introduction 1:1-3
  • Vision 1:4-28
  • Call of God 2:1-3:5
Detailed instructions 3:4 – 21

Speak to Israel 3:4 – 11

  • Speak to Israel 3:4-11
  • Personal Reaction 3:12-15
  • Be a Watchman 3:16-21
Prophecies and visions of judgement 3:22 – 7:27
  • Consequences to the Prophet 3:22-27
  • Symbolic Siege of Jerusalem – Chapter Four
  • Extent of Desolation – Chapter Five
  • Idolatry Denounced – Chapter Six
  • Punishment for Sin – Chapter Seven
Visions chapters 8 – 11
Abominations & Vison’s in Jerusalem seen – chapter 8
  • Baal Worship 8:1-6
  • Hidden Idols 8:7-13
  • Fertility Worship 8:14-15
  • Sun Worship 8:16-18
  • Vision of Complete Destruction – Chapter Nine
  • Vison of God Reappears – Chapter Ten
Denunciation and hope – chapter 11
  • Leaders Rebuked 11:1-12
  • Pelatiah Dies 11:13
  • Promise of Renewal 11:14-21
  • God’s Spirit is Withdrawn 11:22-25
Oracles concerning Jerusalem – chapters 12 – 19
Captivity predicted – chapter 12
  • Princes Escape Enacted 12:1-7
  • Captivity and Distress 12:8-20
  • Popular Proverbs 12:21-28
False prophets – chapter 13
  • Elders Denounced 14:1-11
  • No Hope in Present Situation 14:12-20
  • Future Remnant 14:21-23
Useless vine – chapter 15
Story of unfaithful lover – chapter 16
Parable of the two eagles – chapter 17
Discourse on individual responsibility – chapter 18
Parable of the lioness and cubs – chapter 19
Oracles of judgement against – chapters 20 – 24

Review of checkered history 20:1 – 44

  • Review of Checkered History 20:1-44
Judgement 20:45 – 21:32
  • Against Judah and Jerusalem 20:45-21:7
  • Song of the Consuming Sword 21:8-17
  • Prediction of Chaldean Attack 21:18-27
  • Ammon to be Conquered 21:28-32
Catalogue of Jerusalem’s Sins – Chapter 22
Story of Two Sisters – Chapter 23
Last Day’s – Chapter 24
  • The City a Cauldron 24:1-4
  • Death of the Prophets Wife 24:15-24

Concluding section 24:25 – 27

Foreign nations prophecies – chapters 25 – 32
Immediate Neighbours of Israel – Chapter 25
  • Ammon 25:1-7
  • Moab 25:8-11
  • Edomite 25:12-14
  • Philistine 25:15-17
Tyre 26:1 – 28:24
  • Destruction Foretold 26:1-4
  • Effect on Other Nations 26:15-18
  • No Memory of a Great City 26:19-21
  • Lament – Chapter 27
Chapters 28 to 32

Overthrow of proud king 28:1 – 10

  • Overthrow of a Proud King 28:1-10
  • Lament over Tyre 28:11-19
  • Against Sidon 28:20-24
  • Interlude about Israel’s Restoration 28:25-26
  • Egypt – Chapters 29 – 32
  • Prophecy Against Egypt 29:1-13
  • A Base Kingdom Re-Established 29:14-16
  • Egypt for Nebuchadnezzar, not Tyre 29:17-21
  • Babylon will Conquer – Chapter 30
  • Pharaoh Warned About Assyria’s Fate – Chapter 31
  • Final Lament for Egypt – Chapter 32
Prophesies of Restoration and Hope

After the fall of Jerusalem post 587 – Chapters 33 – 37

A Review of former oracles – chapter 33
Future promise – Chapters 34 – 37
Discussion of Shepherds: Past and Future – Chapter 34
Oracle Against Edom – Chapter 35
Explanation of Destruction and Promise of Restoration – Chapter 36
The Valley of Dry Bones – Chapter 37
Gog and Magog – Chapters 38 – 39
The Temple and City of God – chapters 40 – 48
  • Measurement for the House 40:1-42:20
  • The Appearance of the Glory of Yahweh 43:1-12
  • Regulations for the Temple and Service 43:13-46:24
  • Altar 43:13-27
  • Personnel 44:1-45:8
  • Instruction About Sacrifices 45:9-46:24
  • Healing Waters 47:1-12
  • Divisions of Restored Land 47:13-48:35

Bibliograpy

Howie , C. G., & Buttrick, G. A., +Eds., (1981), The Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, The book of Ezekiel, Abingdon, Nashville, pp. 208 – 209.

1 Comment

  • Alisha Williams
    Posted 18/01/2019 16:09 0Likes

    I like this idea very much, and will come to meet you at one of the upcoming events!

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