Ezekiel 25 – Oracles against Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia


Ezekiel 25


Ezekiel’s first set of oracles against the nations, addressing Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia.


The books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Amos – to name only a few – contain collections of oracles against the nations. These oracles extend the prophetic message beyond Israel to the nations surrounding it. In Ezekiel 25, the prophet speaks against Ammon because they delighted in the destruction of the Jerusalem sanctuary. He speaks against Moab because they consider Judah to be like all the other nations, i.e., nothing special. He speaks against Edom and Philistia because they acted against Judah.