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Author: Ron Graham

Ezekiel

Ezekiel Chapters 26, 27 and 28
—Outline and Notes

1 Context Overview

Jerusalem has been under siege by Nebudchadnezzar king of Babylon, and finally the city has been ransacked and brought to ruin. Many Israelites were killed, many taken captive to Babylon, and some escaped. So Israel now consisted of the slaughtered in Jerusalem, the exiles in Babylon, and the fugitives among other nations.

Ezekiel was among the exiles in Babylon who had been taken captive years earlier. He was appointed by God to watch over the Israelite captives and teach them by sharing his visions, preaching oracles from God, and performing symbolic acts. Not many paid heed to Ezekiel.

King Nebuchadnezzar was attacking other nations besides Judah, and other cities besides Jerusalem. Prominent among these was the kingdom and city of Tyre. God promised that Tyre, because it had become corrupt, would be attacked by the Babylonians and by "many nations" and eventually be destroyed like Jerusalem.

Ezekiel delivers God’s counsel to Tyre in a series of prophecies, laments, and oracles.

2 Outline of Ezekiel 26

11th YEAR (Ezekiel 26:1).

Prophecy Against Tyre

Nebuchadnezzar will Attack Tyre

Many other Nations Will Attack Tyre

3 Outline of Ezekiel 27

Laments for Tyre

4 Outline of Ezekiel 28

Oracle to the Ruler of Tyre

A Lament for the King

A Prophecy against Sidon

The Restoration of Israel

5 Promised Return and Rebuilding.

There are other statements in Ezekiel promising that the scattered Israelites would return to Judah, and Jerusalem will be rebuilt. (We know that this indeed happened in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah.)

For example, in the early chapters of Ezekiel we find the following...

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