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Author: Ron Graham


Ezekiel Chapters 21, 22 and 23
—Outline and Notes

1 Context Overview

In these chapters (Ezekiel 21,22,23) there is a long history in view of Israel’s involvement with other nations. In particular God speaks to Ezekiel about six kingdoms, some past and some present: the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Ammonites, Judah, and Samaria.

After Solomon died, the kingdom of Israel divided. Judah and Benjamin remained with Jerusalem, and the other tribes made their capital, Samaria.

Later God allowed the Assyrians to destroy Israel because of it's participation in the idolatry and corruption of Egypt and other smaller nations. However Judah,with its capital Jerusalem, was preserved because of its good kings Hezekiah and Josiah.

But now, in Ezekiel’s time, the kings of Judah were evil, so the Chaldeans, whose empire was ruled from Babylon, were appointed by God to destroy Jerusalem, to kill, scatter, and take captive, the inhabitants of the kingdom.

2 Outline of Ezekiel 21 and 22

Babylon God’s Sword - The Sword Trilogy

A signpost for the sword

A sword against the Ammonites

The Sins of Jerusalem Exposed

In the Midst of a Furnace

3 The Sisters Oholah and Oholibah (Ezekiel 23)

A Parable of Two Harlots

God’s message to Oholibah thrice repeated.

Ezekiel to declare Oholibah’s abominations

The Conclusion

4 What it Means for Us

What we are studying is not just history, it's history with a message for us. Here are a few random points for example. No doubt you can think of several more...


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