The Book of Ezekiel

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The prophet of visions of great fantasy. 48 chapters

  • Yezkeil chap 1: a fantasic multi creature, complex wheeled structure vision in the Babelonian diaspora

    28 verses. A complex description of a dynamic vision where various creatures interplay with a wheeel within a wheel structure, along with a big hallucinating storm. No interpretation given, only that it is attributed to God's message to Yehezkeil the son of Buzi on the river Kevar, in the land of Kasdim.

  • Yezkeil Chap 2: God's bidding to bring the divine word to stubborn sinners and rebels

    9 verses. God summons the prophet to stand up, see the disobedient people and read about them in a divinely revealed word of cry and mourning. God bids the prophet to stand up in attention to receive the divine commands.

  • Yezkeil Chap 3: Divine drive to preach justice to Israel

    27 verses: the chapter starts with a bizarre tale, eating a scroll to digest its contents... God: I don't send you to foreigners who may have a language problem. You talk to Israel, their language. They don't obey not because they don't understand but because they are stubborn and set in their ways. But God will make his prophet tougher. God: take my words into your heart and hear them in your ears and Yezkeil says: I was carried away by God's spirit, heard behind me a loud noise, Blessed is the Honor of God from His Location. The prophet acclimated himself to his target crowd for seven days. God tells the prophet warn the evil that he would be punched by death, and if he ignores the warning, it is not your fault. A curious moral situation: if one lays a trap before a righteous man and he fails -- he pays for it, perhaps with his life, and the trap layer is guilty too. But if one warns a righteous man and the warning is ignored then the warning giver is clean. Verse 22: God tells the prophet: go to the valley and there I will speak to you. The prophet complies and falls on his face when he sees God. Then God says: will lock you up so you can't preach because it is useless, the people of Israel are stubborn. And time will come and God will unleash his prophet.

  • Yezkeil Chap 4: The prophet is instructed to do odd things to symbolize the coming punishment of Israel

    17 verses. Specific instructions regarding taking a brick, and markings around it, for many days laying on one side, then for many days laying on the other side -- all to symbolize the coming fate of Israel paying for their sins.

  • Yezkeil Chap 5: A Furious Prophecy for a horrible destruction of sinful Israel

    17 verses. The prophet is told to cut his hair and divide it to three parts to reflect the horrible disposition of the people of Israel for disobeying God. The chapter is specific about the pain, the shame, the hunger, the plague, the carnivorous animals -- no mercy, says the prophecy, God will exhaust His anger on Israel.

  • Yezkeil Chap 7: A burst of anger describing unremittable destruction, pain, and death of corrupt Israel

    27 verses. A very revengeful, angry, poetry of divine violence; harsh color description of pain and destruction coming to Israel for its sinning ways. The corrupt wealthy will find their piles of money useless; the king, the priests, the elderly will have no recourse, no advice. God's fury will come down hard and fast, and all will know His action.

  • Yekeil Chap 8: Corruption in High Places

    18 verses. The prophet encounters a fiery electrical messenger that heaves him magically to drill holes in thick walls, to see the respectables of Israel violating all decency, worshipping idols, smoking (pot?) with oblivious self satisfaction. And for that God will punish mercilessly. The electrical fiery messenger grabs the prophet by his flock of air. Reminiscent of the stories of aliens kidnapping people.

  • Yezkeil Chap 11: Prophecy of doom and of resurrection for Israel

    The prophet is taken by the force of the spirit of his prophecy, and impetuously addresses some two dozen people by the gate of the temple, including two acquaintances, one of them dies hearing the prophecy which says: you shall be killed by the sword. But in what appears as a separate occasion prophet Yezkeil projects that the diaspora scattered in around the world will be reconvened in Jerusalem. They will clear the filthy, and reconstitute healthy worshipping: Israel will be God's people, and God will be Israel's God. This transformation will happen because of God's intervention by plucking out the stone heart from Israel, and planting instead a heart of flesh. Noteworthy verse 17: "Therefore so proclaimed Lord God, and I shall assemble you from the nations, and gather you from the countries where you are dispersed, and I shall be giving you the Land, the Ground of Israel."

  • Yezkeil Chap 15: destruction of Israel as useless wood

    8 verses. The prophet reports on God asking him if from the flimsy bush of vines can one build a furniture and other wood frames? So flimsy are the people of Israel, and will be burnt like a useless vine.

  • Yezkeil Chap 17: God maintains political equity, illustrated with an allegory of an Eagle and Vine

    24 verses. God gave the prophet a riddle involving an eagle, pines, and vine as they grow and strike roots. In the allegory God decides the fate of the trees and the animals. It expressed God's effective running of the politics and power struggle in the Middle East, and how worshipping God is rewarded, and the opposite punished.

  • Yezkeil Chap 20: The ongoing cycle of Israel sinning, and God Re-Embracing

    44 verses: a recital of the rounds of opportunity and divine invitation to be good, which was squandered, and was punished, then another embrace -- that was met with another round of ill ways, time and again, and now God reconvenes his people - the people to be faithful to their creator.

  • Yezkeil Chap 22: stark description of urban corruption

    31 verses. raw depiction of a city where incest is rampant, sinning is prevalent, and greed leads the way. God will smite this society and will put it to painful shame among its human surrounding.

  • Yeskeil Chap 26: Graphic destruction of Zor for disobedience

    21 verses, graphic description of a horrific prophecy of destruction of the city state Zor in Lebanon, which was not even Jewish so it can't be an issue of straying away from the commandments. The given reason is obscure, appears that Zor lashed against Jerusalem in some way.

  • Yezkeil 28: God asserts punishment to the king of Tzor for his Arrogance, Redemption for Israel

    26 verses. The Prophet accuses the ruler of Tzor of being so impressed with his success that he deems himself God. God will bring on enemies to destruct the kingdom. It is a sad story because the king of Tzor is really gifted and talented. He is smarter than Daniel. The king was good, innocent, and accumulating a treasure of beautiful stones -- until the sin of self aggrandizing to divine status. Tsidon will be destroyed too. And eventually Israel will be reconvened in the promised land, for safe life ahead.

  • Yezkeil, Chap 30: Prophecy: Egypt will be totally destroyed by Babel

    26 verses. Very graphic, emotional description of horrendous destruction of Egypt and Pharaoh in the hands of the Babelonians led by Nevuchadnezar. The prophecy does not elaborate why Egypt deserves this divine punishment.

  • Devarim Chap 34: Anger on contamination of the Temple

    31 verses. Condemning Israel that allows dirty foreigners to serve in the holiest place. Opens with a strange tale about the eastern gate of the temple that was seen as close because Gold himself passed through this gate. Verse 5 is of interest: And God told me: man pay attention, and see with your eyes, listen with your ears to all the things I teach you, all the divine rules, and all the Godly teaching.

  • Yezkeil Chap 38: 35 verses --- accounting of the tribes and families of Israel starting with the northern territories near Damascus.

  • Yezkeil Chap 40: architectural survey of an imaginary large building -- a plan for resurrection.

    49 verses. The prophet Yezkeil is invited back to the destruction of Israel, 25 years after the calamity, and he meets there a mysterious man holding measuring rope, and walking the prophet into imaginary details of an elaborate building to be constructed, noting the dimensions of every part of the building. A message to Israel -- plan in great details and reality will pop up accordingly.

  • Yzkeil Chap 42: architectural description of the holy place in the Temple

    20 verses: remarkable specification of the chambers, exact measurements included. Protocol for changing clothes by the high priests.

  • Yezkeil Chap 44: Anger for violating the divine order, and prescribed holy rituals

    31 verses. God elaborates to the prophet on His anger towards the dirty violation of the divine order, and provides him with very specific rituals for the priests to follow. God instructs: pay attention, heart to my words, then use your eyes to see, and your ears to hear my message.

  • Yezkell Chap 46: procedures and descriptions regarding priests, and buildings

    24 verses. Routines regarding sacrifice, and passing on assets.

  • Yezkell Chap 47: fantasy regarding a big flood, and land settlement

    23 verses. water break into a house, and big stream feature a wealth of fish, land and territory is to be settled.