Lesson 2 of5
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Outline of Ezekiel

1. Introduction and Call (Ezekiel 1-3)

The book begins with the call of the prophet-priest and his awesome vision of the glory of the Lord and the throne-chariot of God.

2. Prophecies against Jerusalem, Judah, and the Temple (Ezekiel 4-24)

Prophetic words and symbolic acts foretell the doom of Jerusalem and its coming fall (the second siege by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E.). The glory of the Lord leaves the temple (10:18-19, 11:22-25).

3. Prophecies against the Nations (Ezekiel 25-32)

All the nations surrounding Israel are brought into the judgment of the word of God by the prophet, including Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyre, Sidon, and Egypt. Babylon itself is a glaring omission.

4. More Prophecies concerning the Israelites (Ezekiel 33-39)

Lying between the sections on the nations and the final visions of future salvation for Israel, these chapters deal with Jews in exile, Israel and its future, its leaders, land, mountains, and enemies (past and future).

5. Vision of Future Restoration (Ezekiel 40-48)

The priest-prophet has an extended vision of consolation, salvation, and blessing in the future for Israel. There is a loving, long description of the restored temple in all its glory, where God will dwell as a center of a new Israel, and this will include blessing for the whole world (chapter 47).