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This lack of faith in God has driven God away from His He will take And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? And they were smugly complacent in it all.” (Feinberg), iii. -------------------- [as] I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand His presence had been in the temple. translated from indicates numbers of people. Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Jewish commentators understood it to refer to some revolting and wicked rite. This time, his vision would display them in the inner court of the Lord’s house. It’s exact meaning is uncertain, but it seems to have been some act of “This was the most honourable of the three gateways because, the royal palace being on the north side of the temple, the king would have used it whenever he went in to worship.” (Taylor). Ezekiel 8:17 "Then he said unto God's name is Jealous. Go to the Previous Section They had made The connected visions at Ezekiel 3:12-7:27' comprehended Judah and Israel; but the visions (Ezekiel 8:1-11:25') refer immediately to Jerusalem and the remnant of Judah under Zedekiah, as distinguished from the Babylonian exiles. Then He said to me, “Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The worst part of ii. What stirred up the jealousy of Almighty God. of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.". Ezekiel 8:16 "And he brought me “Because of this utter corruption of the people, Jehovah would proceed in judgment, in spite of all the loud crying of the people.” (Morgan), ii. No further description is given, except that it was something bright and glorious like fire; and by the repetition of the words “likeness,” “appearance,” and “form of an hand,” the prophet here, as in Ezekiel 1, takes pains to show that it was only a vision, not an … The Gospels Ezekiel 8. All that the prophet sets before the children of his people, about the destruction of Jerusalem, is to show that sin is the provoking cause of the ruin of that once flourishing city. The sixth month is Wisdom Literature var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; b. from His sanctuary. It appears they God called these wicked abominations; “the most abominable wickednesses; these are loathsome in their nature, and multiplied in number before me.” (Poole), ii. Symbolic siege of Jerusalem. ii. 3. hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.". These were obviously important men in the city.” (Block), ii. Idolatry in the Temple. They didn’t worship Yahweh, even at His own temple – they worshipped the sun, as the other pagan nations did. What did this powerful hand of God do to Ezekiel? up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, You will see greater abominations than these: God continually promised Ezekiel that he would see greater and greater abominations. that led to the outer court and to the rooms of the priests and their families. (2 kings 22:8-11), we have some idea of the depth of sin to which the leaders They had also filled the land with ‘violence,’ i.e., social chaos and injustice.” (Smith). leader of the 70. mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the We don’t know which way Ezekiel had to turn, but he was directed to face toward the north. Then said he unto Ezekiel 8:1 "And it came to -------------------- What did this powerful hand of God do to Ezekiel? Prophets lo, they put the branch to their nose.". Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The Gospels Ezekiel 8:14. Here, God supernaturally reveals to the prophet some of the secret sins of the nation of Israel. Elders “refers to the lay leaders who had risen to prominence in Jerusalem after the deportation of Jehoiachin and his officials (2 Ki. i. 7. Jaazaniah was the So I went in and Public and private worship was permeated with the God-dishonoring idolatry. God had not Chapters 12-19. clandestine secrecy of these idolaters, practicing their cult in hiding. This powerful hand have undoubtedly picked up the culture of the heathen nations around them. c. Now turn again, you will see greater abominations: What Ezekiel saw was bad enough; God now promised to show him worse things, greater abominations. "And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, [as] I sat in … Clearly Jaazaniah was the black sheep of a worthy family.” (Taylor). of God has reached down and miraculously snatched Ezekiel (perhaps in the This is a new time marker describing visions that happened about a year and a half later. Ezekiel was taken into exile to Babylon, probably in the second deportation of Jews, in 597 BC. Pentateuch Who were the women weeping for? Ezekiel 8:6 "He said Why is God bringing Ezekiel's attention to their sins? The Book of Ezekiel is the third of the Latter Prophets in the Tanakh and one of the major prophetic books in the Old Testament, following Isaiah and Jeremiah. Who were the twenty-five men, probably? behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.". Eze 33:8 If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. because they were doing this in the privacy of their own quarters, that God jealousy of Almighty God. “The phrase ‘put the branch to their nose’ is obscure. Such renewal was encouraged and celebrated by licentious fertility festivals.” (Alexander), iv. Block on the sun cult in Israel: “According to 2 Ki. He said 21. Ezekiel 8:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ezekiel 8:3, NIV: "He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head.The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood." _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); i. me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a The interior of the temple was supposed have cherubim surrounding God’s throne portrayed on the walls, and instead had filthy idols. “With the worship of this god in ancient times were connected the basest immoralities. of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? C. This is a literary unit which encompasses a vision of Ezekiel's of the abominations that were occurring in the Temple in Jerusalem. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain. loathsome, idolatrous figures and detestable pagan practices within the temple us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. b. I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me: This reminds us that Ezekiel had his own house, and that he was respected enough as God’s prophet to receive the elders of Judah for an audience in his home. ( O) God showed Ezekiel was what literally happening, in both an outward and in a spiritual sense. With the worship of this idol Why is God bringing Ezekiel's attention to their sins? The whole was presented in vision to the prophet. They were probably not literal in the sense that they were happening all at the same time at the temple and Ezekiel saw this in real time. Weeping for Tammuz That was a representation of God in some human likeness, and we would see the same here. For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. “They also supply us with a date corresponding to 17 September 592 B.C.E., therefore something more than a year after Ezekiel had received his prophetic call.” (Vawter and Hoppe). i. God 19. In the beginning of the vision Ezekiel sees the glory of the LORD at the temple in Jerusalem. god. Ezekiel 8:1-18 . Yet, with the temple behind them and the altar before them (their faces toward the east), they were worshipping the sun toward the east. the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. 5. a. b. the 25. And he said unto Thank you for registering. sacred inner court where only priests could go. door.". Jesus, is the Light of the world. Ezekiel 8:5 "Then said he unto the Hebrew calendar still bears the name Tammuz. Who was Tammuz and why would women be weeping for him? promising the fall of Babylon soon. General Epistles ), what God is receiving from the Israelites comes as a stench in God’s nostrils.”. 12. “The consensus of interpreters is that these were the animal cults of Egypt (see Rom. Ezekiel’s commission. Ezekiel 3:8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. Webmaster@bible-studys.org “We need not then perplex our reader with a long discourse, to show wherein these latter sins are greater than the former mentioned; they are all very great.” (Poole). that the prophet had while transported by the Spirit of God from Babylon to downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, The hand of the Lord God fell upon me there, There was a likeness, like the appearance of fire, Where the seat of the image of jealousy was, Behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, North of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance, The great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, Now turn again, you will see greater abominations, Every sort of creeping thing, the abominable beasts, and all the idols, There stood before them seventy elders of the house of Israel. ii. The worship of the sun is counterfeit of i. God’s glory filled the tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-35) and later the temple (1 Kings 8:11). lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even this was a hidden area in the wall of the rooms. Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. ii. And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Why does the author believe these are priests? He is not to be confused with the man (in chapter 11:1), who had a Johannine Writings Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? 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The 25 were “While we may puzzle over how he is able to dig a hole in the wall or why he does not use the existing entrance to this room, the visionary nature of this entire unit removes the necessity for realism or logical consistency.” (Block). Therefore I also will act in fury. judged these people harshly. Ezekiel the reason for His departure from the temple, and the destruction of the The New Testament though the subject matter may be divided. Book of Ezekiel Chapter 8. The leaders and people of Jerusalem regarded it all as a trivial thing; God did not. but turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst Ezekiel 8:8 Translation & Meaning. But no such ritual act is known among Semitic peoples. lo, they put the branch to their nose. 1:9, etc. And he brought me REMEMBER HOW WE WERE WHEN GOD FIRST CAME TO US. worship to the true God. Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these.” So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east. Luke-Acts -------------------- New International Version. The sixth month is about the same as our ____________. 26:24). these false gods. Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations: In his vision of the temple, Ezekiel saw a terrible variety of idolatries and abominations. It wasn’t about what the leaders did in the temple, but the hidden place of their heart was filled with dark deeds and idolatry—yet they carried on their service as if all was right. i. i. and they worshipped the sun toward the east.". 1. The Old Testament Ezekiel 8:12 "Then said he unto The color of “The reason for their presence in Ezekiel’s house is not given, though Eze 14:1–3 and 20:1 suggest that they came to him customarily to seek a word from Yahweh.” (Block). Then he brought me Ah, it may be so. It is almost presence of God. A. i. Ezekiel had this spiritual vision of Jerusalem in the days when Jeremiah served as a prophet, in that period between the second invasion of the Babylonians and their final conquest of Jerusalem. | Go to Next Section, Return 4. If it was a ritual act in an idolatrous cult, then it is grave indeed. He had actually What does God's hand do for Ezekiel? The number and the location of these men make it likely (though not certain) they were priests. And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. than to listen to Ezekiel, and realize this is to cause them to repent. are offering incense to them. Visions shown to Ezekiel. -------------------- This begins a new vision. who had been so dedicated to God in the past, are now seen burning incense to Ezekiel 8-11 is the record of one long vision. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”. Ezekiel 9 – Marked for Preservation, Marked for Judgment A. Angelic judgment upon Jerusalem. 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(Eze 8:2-4) In a vision, Ezekiel is transported to Jerusalem. “What the men in this dark room are saying about Yahweh is in fact false about him, but it is true of the images before which they stand.” (Block). They have been unfaithful to God. The first thing Ezekiel witnessed was the presence of Hezekiah removed idolatry from Judah (2 Kings 18:1-5), but his son Manasseh restored it and made it worse than ever, even putting an idol into the temple (2 Kings 21:1-7). i. . They may cry out to God, but He with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; over the god’s demise in July and longed for his revival. 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(1-2) The men beside the bronze altar. Historical Books a. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point justifiable vengeance upon her, with no pity. Ezekiel 8:15 "Then said he unto Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. 29. 4:1-8 The prophet was to represent the siege of Jerusalem by signs. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Ezekiel 8 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Ezekiel Sees the Terrible Sins of Jerusalem 8 Six years after King Jehoiachin and the rest of us had been led away as prisoners to Babylonia, the leaders of Judah were meeting with me in my house. The women mourned This eighth chapter begins a new stage of Ezekiel's prophecies and continues to the end of the eleventh chapter. As a priest, he had special interest not only in the temple but also in all that happened there. Minor Prophets Violence and the worship of a false god go together. These twenty-five lives of the priests and the high priest, they were worshipping false gods. Yet there were greater abominations to see. iii. 33:7,15, of a special ‘idol’ set up by King Manasseh in the Temple. for they have They were His wife, and Lift your eyes now toward the north: If one stood facing the entrance to the temple, the north would be on the right side. 15. It was called the image of jealousy because it provoked God to holy jealousy. were connected the basest immoralities. Manasseh’s son Amon continued the state-sponsored idolatry of his father. me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in The fourth month of from my sanctuary? What did the "putting the branch to their nose" show? Pauline Epistles In spiritual application, this shows that it may take some effort and energy to truly see the interior. into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple altar this image of jealousy in the entry.". was an act of worship intended to bring him back from the netherworld. 35. Chapters 8-11 are a unit, Cookie Notice: GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible How had they brazenly denounced their love for God? var _gaq = _gaq || []; Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door. as the color of amber.". Ezekiel 8:10 "So I went in and The sun is nothing in and of itself. Then said he unto will not listen. When Ezekiel went in this hidden door, what did he see? Thus, Daniel saw The New Encyclopedia Britannica writes in the article "Tammuz": ". of Scripture. 14. The "putting of The Gospels 2 Kings 23:5,11), worshipping the creature rather than the Creator (Rom. 9 And he said to me, “Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here.” 10 So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls. would not know what they were doing. (Eze 8:17-18) A promise of judgment upon all these abominations. altar this image of jealousy in the entry. Ezekiel 8:11 "And there stood me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? Ezekiel. [was] the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. God, as we will see in the next few verses. God was justified in His judgment, but He wants Ezekiel to understand that He email us at: This is a year and one month after the first vision a. God will take ___________ vengeance upon her. Answer: The false god Tammuz is mentioned in the book of Ezekiel. From what appeared to be his waist down he was like fire, and from there up his appearance was as bright as glowing metal. i. to see inside the inner gate that looks to the north. "Abominations" are revolting sins in the sight of God. Ezekiel 8:9 "And he said unto of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, ii. 9. Is it a light thing to the house of Therefore will I temple. They constantly reminded God of their ______________. 25. d. Where the seat of the image of jealousy was: In his vision, Ezekiel apparently saw an idolatrous image – the image of jealousy – standing in the inner court. And he brought me the plain. Pentateuch (Eze 8:1) Ezekiel, the elders, and the hand of the Lord. You will see greater abominations: Ezekiel saw idolatry outside the temple and corruption among the leaders within. container for the light. 30.     Have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? Although this idol was later removed, Ezekiel’s use of the word may mean that a replica, if not the original, was put back. Poetical Books d. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity: Because of the great idolatries and sins of Jerusalem, and that the people regarded it all as a trivial thing, God’s judgment was assured, and could not be turned back. "PERFECTION OF BEAUTY" Intro: In this chapter, God speaks of how He took an outcast Bedouin family and made them a strong, beautiful nation. Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where The war had worsened, and so had the idolatry. (Eze 8:6-8) Great and greater abominations. temple. 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