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Bible Commentaries

Bell's Commentary on the Bible

Ezekiel 27

Verses 1-36

  1. A MAJESTIC SHIP! (27)
    1. Tyre is pictured here as a majestic ship!
    2. (1-3) Her description of herself? – Sounds like the Laodicean church in Rev.3: 17.
      1. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.
    3. DESCRIPTION OF THE SHIP! (4-11)
    4. Defense – a large shield(Buckler) [הָנִּצ] tsinah {shield & buckler Ps.91:4}
      1. Large shield, rectangular (4’ x 2 ½’) made of a thick plank of wood.
        1. Covered with leather soaked w/water (treated to extinguish the fiery pitch on the arrows)
        2. These were also able to interlink so as to make a phalanx, a wall of protection.
      2. Phillip of Macedon, who was hostage in Thebes, paid attention to this Egyptian style of fighting sought to perfect it.
        1. Passed it onto his son…Alexander.
      3. Many analogies from this:
    5. CARGO ON THE SHIP! (12-25)
    6. She was loaded with riches & growing wealthy as it did business w/all the nations.
    7. SHIPWRECK! (26-36)
    8. Though majestic loaded with riches…she was going down.
      1. The ship would be broken & would sink.
        1. All the merchants would lament the loss of their great wealth.
          1. Remember right after 9-11 & they wouldn’t let any freighters dock in LA Harbor? – We were all affected by it.
    9. End:
      1. ​​​​​​​Ps.107:23-32
    10. Q: Whose Waves are these? “The Lord’s Waves!”
      1. Here is Gods Providence, ruling in what appears the most ungovernable province of nature.
      2. It is God who raises the storm (25) & God who stills it (29).
    11. Q: What waves does He use today to drive us to our knees?
      1. ​​​​​​​Waves at Work? - High Tide Teenagers? Billows of Bills? - Wedlock Whitecaps?
    12. He guides us into our desired haven!
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Bell, Brian. "Commentary on Ezekiel 27". "Bell's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/cbb/ezekiel-27.html. 2017.