Book of Ezekiel

Written in Babylon about 622-600 B.C.  Ezekiel was commissioned by God to rebuke Israel in captivity for her many sins, for constant and ever deepening hardness against Him, and for rebellion against His word. He was inspired by the Holy Spirit (who gave him messages by direct revelation) to give many of his prophecies in pantomime (see Twenty-five Pantomimes of Ezekiel). His prophecies are of 4 general kinds. First, those concerning the immediate captivity of Israel and the complete destruction of Jerusalem, and the reasons for such judgment. These are found mainly in the first 24 chapters, with a few latter-day predictions. Second, prophecies of judgments upon other nations for their part in the sins and rebellions of Israel (Ezekiel 25-32). Third, prophecies concerning Israel in the last days just before and up to the coming of the Messiah and Armageddon, with a few predictions of immediate judgment of Babylon (Ezekiel 33-39). Fourth, prophecies exclusively of the millennial temple and the eternal reign of the Messiah over Israel (Ezekiel 40-48). There is not a prediction in this section regarding anything before the Millennium. The focus of the book was to bring the ungodly Jews of Ezekiel's day to repentance that they might avert further judgment of God; to encourage the godly ones to continue being true; to reveal punishment of other nations for their part in the rebellions of Israel; to reveal a future restoration of the nation and the eternal reign of their Messiah on earth.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would come from the lineage of David and be king of Israel.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Luke 3:23-31

The Messiah would come from the lineage of David.

Ezekiel 34:23-24

Matthew 1:1

Prophecies Table