The doom that EzekielA prophet during the Babylonian exile who saw visions of God's throne-chariot, new life to dry bones, and a new Temple. More predicts for Jerusalem will affect every social institution, including religious ones.
This chapter is a long oracleAn oracle is a divine utterance of guidance, promise, or judgment delivered to humans through an intermediary (who is often also called an oracle). In the Bible oracles are given by Balaam (in the book of Numbers) and by David (in 2 Samuel). A number... More of doom upon JudahJudah was the name of Jacob's fourth son and one of the 12 tribes. More and Jerusalem for their many sins. When the promised day of destruction comes, every segment of Jewish society will fail. Prophets will not see visions, priests will have no teaching from the law, and the wise will find no counsel of wisdomWisdom encompasses the qualities of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The Old Testament book of Proverbs, which sometimes invokes a Woman as the personification of Wisdom, is a collection of aphorisms and moral teachings. Along with other biblical passages, it teaches, "The fear of the... More (7:26). Each of these offices represents a key aspect of Israelite religion: prophecyProphecy is the gift, inspired by God, of speaking and interpreting the divine will. Prophets such as Amos, Isaiah, and Ezekiel spoke words of judgment and comfort to the people of Israel on behalf of God. More, law and ritual, and wisdom. Kings and rules also will fail, along with the people of the land (7:27). Thus all of Israelite society will fail and fall into destruction, according to God’s word.