How much later is this vision than the vision in Chebar? i. The whole was presented in vision to the prophet. -------------------- of Scripture. There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a place for some base idol. Ezekiel was dismayed because women were there, in the holy place reserved only for priests, and because of their immoral idolatry. This section occurs fourteen months after Ezekiel's original vision of God by the River Chebar; compare 1:1-3 with 8:1 (August-September 592 b.c.). From what appeared to be his waist down he was like fire, and from there up his appearance was as bright as glowing metal. for they have Ezekiel 8:8 "Then said he unto What did this powerful hand of God do to Ezekiel? Ezekiel 8:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ezekiel 8:3, NIV: "He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head.The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood." God”: God was also there in glory, but was ignored while the people worshipped Thank you for registering. Pauline Epistles “They had carried the idolatry of the temple into their private homes. 3. The color of b. I. a. loathsome, idolatrous figures and detestable pagan practices within the temple In Egypt such worship had perhaps its highest and most extensive development in ancient times.” (Feinberg), iii. The temple’s walls This is a new time marker describing visions that happened about a year and a half later. a. of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.". It was just a foreshadow of what He was to do for His church. The Gospels the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? This series of visions is in Ezekiel 8-11. i. Ezekiel 8-11 is the record of one long vision. This indicates the The war had worsened, and so had the idolatry. mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the Ezekiel 8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I … Luke-Acts What does God's hand do for Ezekiel? When Ezekiel went in this hidden door, what did he see? Block on the sun cult in Israel: “According to 2 Ki. us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. Leaders of Israel, who should be worshipping the God of the temple, What stirred up the jealousy of Almighty God. these false gods. So I dug into the wall and saw a doorway there. c. Indeed they put the branch to their nose: This is an unusual statement, used only here in the Old Testament. God will take ___________ vengeance upon her. And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. worship to the true God. The false prophets were “The word ‘image’ is semel, which occurs elsewhere only in Deut. To make Me go far away from My sanctuary: The idolatry was so persistent and offensive to God that it made Him determined to go far away. Ezekiel. God's name is Jealous. done it in full view of God. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt itself, in the very presence of God. Judgment on preexilic Jerusalem, Judah and Israel. The connection of this image with the north gate (Ezekiel 8:3) was significant, connecting this image of jealousy with royalty and the king. “Is it quite certain that evil thoughts and imaginations have not imprinted themselves on the walls of the heart? 21:5 it appears to have gained royal sponsorship during the reign of Manasseh, who built altars for the entire host of heaven in the courts of the temple. Major Prophets See more. behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Pentateuch sanctuary, where He met with His people. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Hezekiah removed idolatry from Judah (2 Kings 18:1-5), but his son Manasseh restored it and made it worse than ever, even putting an idol into the temple (2 Kings 21:1-7). i. the 25. And, behold, the Pentateuch Johannine Writings var _gaq = _gaq || []; leader of the 70. Ezekiel 8:10 "So I went in and Ezekiel’s commission. And he brought me confines itself, "the wicked abominations" (verse 9). (Eze 8:17-18) A promise of judgment upon all these abominations. the plain.". i. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. “We need not then perplex our reader with a long discourse, to show wherein these latter sins are greater than the former mentioned; they are all very great.” (Poole). 8. Who were the women weeping for? jealousy of Almighty God. “This was the most honourable of the three gateways because, the royal palace being on the north side of the temple, the king would have used it whenever he went in to worship.” (Taylor). 38. the plain. When Ezekiel went in this hidden door, what did he see? i. God Major Prophets Chapters 8-11 are a unit, Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of Judah were sitting before me, … Poetical Books a. “The idolatry of the seventy elders was hidden in the temple, but these men practiced their idolatry openly!” (Wiersbe). 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This powerful hand me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? In the sixth year, in the sixth month: Ezekiel 1:2 began a series of visions beginning in in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, And they went … Chapters 2-3. 35. Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire—from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. Ezekiel 8 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Ezekiel Sees the Terrible Sins of Jerusalem 8 Six years after King Jehoiachin and the rest of us had been led away as prisoners to Babylonia, the leaders of Judah were meeting with me in my house. 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So I went in and Ezekiel 33:8-9 Commentary Part of the ongoing Verse Quick Reference project . see greater abominations than these. “While we may puzzle over how he is able to dig a hole in the wall or why he does not use the existing entrance to this room, the visionary nature of this entire unit removes the necessity for realism or logical consistency.” (Block). Ezekiel 8-11 is the record of one long vision. He had actually Cookie Notice: The elders of Judah, possibly, were some of the few who still believed This is a year and one month after the first vision Wright had another idea: “The branch held to the nose may have been in imitation of the Egyptian ankh, a symbol of life, which is shown in carvings as held to the nose, or it may have been connected with plants sacred to Tammuz or some other god.”, iv. to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, were connected the basest immoralities. These men were appointed to guard against idolatry! 3. me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.". ( O) By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. His presence had been in the temple. B. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. They were probably not literal in the sense that they were happening all at the same time at the temple and Ezekiel saw this in real time. If only an easy or surface observation is allowed, the true state of things may not be seen. He was carried back in spirit to Babylon after the visions were completed (Eze 11:22-25).” (Feinberg). Then he brought me God was justified in His judgment, but He wants Ezekiel to understand that He Why is God bringing Ezekiel's attention to their sins? d. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity: Because of the great idolatries and sins of Jerusalem, and that the people regarded it all as a trivial thing, God’s judgment was assured, and could not be turned back. They didn’t worship Yahweh, even at His own temple – they worshipped the sun, as the other pagan nations did. 30.     -------------------- 6. 1:23). [as] I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand have deliberately tried to anger God. “The reason for their presence in Ezekiel’s house is not given, though Eze 14:1–3 and 20:1 suggest that they came to him customarily to seek a word from Yahweh.” (Block). Then he said unto Poetical Books me, Turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.". 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It’s exact meaning is uncertain, but it seems to have been some act of GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point “They also supply us with a date corresponding to 17 September 592 B.C.E., therefore something more than a year after Ezekiel had received his prophetic call.” (Vawter and Hoppe). have undoubtedly picked up the culture of the heathen nations around them. Historical Books me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, [yet] will I not hear them.". "And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they were smugly complacent in it all.” (Feinberg), iii. Ezekiel 8:1-18 . He is not to be confused with the man (in chapter 11:1), who had a abandoned the people. About twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple…and they were worshipping the sun toward the east: These men stood where the priests would normally stand to bless the people. Jesus, is the Light of the world. Webmaster@bible-studys.org because they were doing this in the privacy of their own quarters, that God In exile, he encouraged Israel that judgment would not last forever, but that God would restore Israel and once again live among them. (Eze 8:13-14) Women weeping for Tammuz. "And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, [as] I sat in … Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. [1] (1) There is presented in chapter 8 a detail on the horrible defilement of God's temple by apostate Israel, which God forewarns will cause the removal of his presence from it ( Ezekiel 8:6 ). ii. abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off Prophets And he brought me The interior of the temple was supposed have cherubim surrounding God’s throne portrayed on the walls, and instead had filthy idols. Clearly Jaazaniah was the black sheep of a worthy family.” (Taylor). This is not expressly described as a human form, but from the mention of the loins, and of “the form of an hand,” in Ezekiel 8:3 it is implied that it was so. into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. God will take ___________ vengeance upon her. 32. to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. “The Glory of the Every sort of creeping thing, the abominable beasts, and all the idols: In his vision, Ezekiel saw the inside of the temple with all sorts of unclean and idolatrous things portrayed all around on the walls. “While the external rites of the Temple of Jehovah were being observed, these very observances were made a cloak for the thoughts, desires, activities of the heart. 8 He said to me, “Son of man, now dig into the wall.”. Then said he, These waters issue toward the east country — These waters are described as taking their course along the plain, or champaign country, (for that is the sense of the word here rendered desert,) toward the lake where Sodom formerly stood, called the Dead sea, and by Moses, the Salt sea: see Deuteronomy 3:17. mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the This vision causes Ezekiel to look into where? (function() { Symbolic siege of Jerusalem. She had not only done this terrible thing, but had brazenly Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. [even] the great Historical Books The New Testament jealous God:". https://www.christianity.com/bible/commentary.php?com=wes&b=26&c=8 This begins a new vision. This lack of faith in God has driven God away from His By the end of the vision (chapters 10 and 11), this glory will depart. Visions shown to Ezekiel. How had they brazenly denounced their love for God? before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst and they worshipped the sun toward the east. The Old Testament No further description is given, except that it was something bright and glorious like fire; and by the repetition of the words “likeness,” “appearance,” and “form of an hand,” the prophet here, as in Ezekiel 1, takes pains to show that it was only a vision, not an … see greater abominations than these.". “What the men in this dark room are saying about Yahweh is in fact false about him, but it is true of the images before which they stand.” (Block). They constantly reminded God of their ______________. also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and What does "seat", in verse 3, indicate? A. The Old Testament Who was Tammuz and why would women be weeping for him? d. Where the seat of the image of jealousy was: In his vision, Ezekiel apparently saw an idolatrous image – the image of jealousy – standing in the inner court. “It is likely that the prophet would have viewed the presence of women in the inner court as a profanation.” (Vawter and Hoppe), ii. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. “That he did not actually leave Babylon is clear from Eze 11:24. the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? The Gospels me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 9 And he said to me, “Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here.” 10 So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls. abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land, To my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz, You will see greater abominations than these, About twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple…and they were worshipping the sun toward the east, they were worshipping the sun toward the east, Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations, For they have filled the land with violence, My eye will not spare nor will I have pity, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 2:8-17 [1990s] (Chuck Missler), Revelation: Organization (Dr. J. Vernon McGee), Revelation 3:7-22 [1990s] (Chuck Missler). Go to the Previous Section By the end of the vision ( chapters 10 and 11 ), this glory will depart. than to listen to Ezekiel, and realize this is to cause them to repent. “The phrase ‘put the branch to their nose’ is obscure. turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt The Whole Bible other idols. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. And there stood God. "PERFECTION OF BEAUTY" Intro: In this chapter, God speaks of how He took an outcast Bedouin family and made them a strong, beautiful nation. contempt toward God. as the color of amber.". There is a strong contrast between this glory and the debased idols and idolatry Ezekiel will see in the rest of this vision. The sixth month is i. They were constantly a reminder to God of ii. "Abominations" are revolting sins in the sight of God. And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Although this idol was later removed, Ezekiel’s use of the word may mean that a replica, if not the original, was put back. There seemed to be a secret Notice, that the On the fifth day of the sixth month, in the sixth year (8:1), Ezekiel is taken in divine visions to Jerusalem, to see the statue of jealousy the entrance of the north gate, and then the altar of the statue of jealousy. 1. Ezekiel 8:18 "Therefore will I You will see greater abominations than these: God continually promised Ezekiel that he would see greater and greater abominations. Then I beheld, and 9. In the beginning of the vision Ezekiel sees the glory of the Lord at the temple in Jerusalem. b. This was a gate A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. “‘Sticking the branch to the nose’ may simply describe an insulting physical gesture, here employed euphemistically to express how Yahweh feels about the way his subjects have treated him.” (Block), iii. 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