Neviim Akharonim

Yechezk’el / יחזקאל

Ezekiel Chapter 1

Theme:- Judgment and Glory

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

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1. The Call of Yechezk'el - 1:1-3:27

A. Yechezk'el first vision: The Glory of YHVH - 1:4-28

1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month] (Tammuz), in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the Galus by the river of Khebar, [that] the shamayim were opened, and I saw mar'ot Elohim (אלהים).

1:2 In the fifth [day] of the month, which [was] the fifth year of melek Yoyakhin's galus, 15/4/593 BC 2 Kings 24:12-15

1:3 The Dvar YHVH (יהוה) came expressly unto Yechezkel ha Kohen, Ben Buzi, in Eretz Kasdiymah by the river Khebar; and the hand of YHVH (יהוה) was there upon him.

1:4 And I looked, and, hinnei, a whirlwind came out of the tzafon, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness [was] about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

1:5 Also out of the midst thereof [came] the demut of four Chayos (living being). And this [was] their appearance; they had the demut of a man.

1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

1:7 And their feet [were] straight feet; and the sole of their feet [was] like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

1:8 And [they had] the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

1:9 Their wings [were] joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

1:10 As for the demut of their faces, they four had

the face of a man, and

the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had

the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had

the face of an eagle.

1:11 Thus [were] their faces: and their wings [were] stretched upward; two [wings] of every one [were] joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the ruach was to go, they went; [and] they turned not when they went.

1:13 As for the demut (likeness) of the Chayos (living being), their appearance [was] like burning coals of fire, [and] like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the Chayos (living being); and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

1:14 And the Chayos (living being) ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

1:15 Now as I beheld the Chayos (living being), hinnei one wheel upon the earth by the Chayos (living being), with his four faces.

1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work [was] like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one demut: and their appearance and their work [was] as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: [and] they turned not when they went.

1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings [were] full of eyes round about them four.

1:19 And when the Chayos (living being) went, the wheels went by them: and when the Chayos (living being) were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

1:20 Whithersoever the ruach was to go, they went, thither [was their] ruach to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the ruach of the living creature [was] in the wheels.

1:21 When those went, [these] went; and when those stood, [these] stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the ruach of the living creature [was] in the wheels.

1:22 And the demut of the raki'a upon the rosh Ha chayah [was] as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

1:23 And under the raki'a [were] their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

1:24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.

1:25 And there was a voice from the raki'a that [was] over their rosh, when they stood, [and] had let down their wings.

1:26 And above the raki'a that [was] over their heads [was] the demut of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the demut of the throne [was] the demut as the appearance of a man above upon it.

1:27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the demut of the kavod YHVH (יהוה). And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Call of Yechezk'el

1, 2, 3,

Warning of Judgment upon Yerushalayim - use of Object lessons

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,

Judgments upon gentile Nations

25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32,

Yechezk'el's responsibility as watchman;


Prediction of events to take place at the end of the age;

Yisrael again in her own land

34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39,

The Millennial Temple, its Worship and

the Divsion of the Land during the Millennial Age

40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

Hashem's relationship with man

Observe that the glory of Hashem departed from the city just before the destruction of Yerushalayim (11:23); this glory will return to Yerushalayim in the millennial period (43:2). No temple in Yerushalayim has known the presence of the glory of Hashem in this maner

PROFILE OF YECHEZKIEL BEN BUZI (humiliated my contempt)

The Tenakh in the Brit Hashasah

The sefer of Yechezk'el is referenced over 46 times in the book of Revelation. Note especially the similarities between Yechezk'el 1 and Revelation 4 regarding the description of the glory of Hashem. During His ministry, Moshiach referred to Yechezk'el 32:7-8 as He described the Melekh's return to earth and the close of the tribulation as recorded in Mattiyahu 24:29; Markos 13:24-25; and Loukas 21:25-26. This same passage also appears in Revelation 8:12

Yechezk'el 12:2

Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house

Mark 8:18

Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember ?

Yechezk'el 17:23; 31:6

In the mountain of the height of Yisrael will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations

Mattityahu 13:32; Mark 4:32; Luke 13:19

13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

4:32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed * a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

Yechezk'el 37:24-25

37:24 And David my eved shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my mishpatim, and observe my statutes, and do them.

37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Yaakov my eved, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

Yochanan 7:42

7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Moshiach cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Beit Lechem, where David was ?

Yechezk'el 37:27

37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

2 Korintos 6:16

6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of Eloah (אלוה) with idols? for ye are the temple of the living Eloah (אלוה) ; as Eloah (אלוה) hath said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their Eloah (אלוה) , and they shall be My people. "


The Vision of Yechezk'el

Marah / Vision Yechezkiel saw

Scripture Reference

Meaning of this vision

Kavod YHVH

Yechezkiel 1:1-28

Yechezkiel is called, commissioned n empowerd with an overwhelming vision of Divine glory

Destestable in Ha Mikdash

Yechezkiel 8:1-18

He is transported to Yerushalayim where he see pagan idols in the Mikdash n Yisrael worshipping these false gods. Hashem reveals His wrath to Yechezkiel over such sinful acts.

The people slain Yerushalayim

Yechezkiel 9:1-11

Yechezkiel witness a violent vision in which Yisrael of all ages were shophat and killed because of their rebelliousness and idolatry.

Ha Mikdash and ha Keruvim

Yechezkiel 10:1-22

Yechezkiel seen Hashem's Kavod n the mysterious Keruvim departed from ha Mikdash because of the sinfulness of the people.

Twenty Five wicked Yisrael leaders

Yechezkiel 11:1-12

Yechezkiel was transported to the East Gate where he saw twenty five Yisrael leaders plotting raah. He condemns them for their evil ways.

Valley of Dry bones

Yechezkiel 37:1-14

He was transported to a valley where he sees dry white bones filled up with flesh and came alive. This vision was the restoration of Yisrael and further instruction about the two stick intertwain into one stick.

The Millenium Temple

Yechezkiel 40: 1-43:10

Yechezkiel sees a detailed vision of a new temple and the return of Hashem. A promise to Yisrael that Hashem will return to bless His people

The Ten Signs in Yechezkiel




Clay tablet (Brick)

Yechezkiel 4:1-3

Yerushalayim's siege and fall


Posture "lie upon"

Yechezkiel 4:4-8

Duration of the Golus (Exile)


Lechem (wheat, barley,beans lentiles, millet, fitches)- Bread

Yechezkiel 4:9-17

Deprivations of captivity


Shaving head,beard

Yechezkiel 5:1-17

Destruction of the people of Yerushalayim


Packing ha Navi's belongings

Yechezkiel 12:1-16

Exile to another land



Yechezkiel 12:17-20

Harshness of Mishaptim (Judgment)


Sword of Hashem -Sharpened

Yechezkiel 21:1-32

Judgment imminent - cut off


Smelting furnace

Yechezkiel 22:1-31

Judgment and purification


Death of Yechezkiel's wife

Yechezkiel 24:15-27

Blessings forfeited



Two sticks join as one Yechezkiel 37:15-28

The reunion of the Beit Yehudah and Yisrael (physical descendent)