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F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

- Ezekiel

by Frederick Brotherton Meyer

Outline of Ezekiel

The Prophet of Israel in Exile

I. Prophecies Regarding Israel, Ezekiel 1-24

1. The Prophet’s Call and Commission , Ezekiel 1:1-28 ; Ezekiel 2:1-10 ; Ezekiel 3:1-27

2. The Siege of Jerusalem , Ezekiel 4:1-17 ; Ezekiel 5:1-17

3. Israel Past and Present , Ezekiel 6-24

II. Prophecies Regarding the Nations, Ezekiel 25-32

1. Ammon, Moab, and Philistia , Ezekiel 25:1-17

2. Tyre and Sidon , Ezekiel 26:1-21 ; Ezekiel 27:1-36 ; Ezekiel 28:1-26

3. Egypt , Ezekiel 29:1-21 ; Ezekiel 30:1-26 ; Ezekiel 31:1-18 ; Ezekiel 32:1-32

III. Prophecies Regarding Israel’s Future, Ezekiel 33-48

1. The Fall of Jerusalem , Ezekiel 33:1-33 ; Ezekiel 34:1-10

2. The Restoration of Israel , Ezekiel 34:11-29

3. The New Temple , Ezekiel 40-48

Introduction to Ezekiel

Ezekiel’s name means, “God will strengthen.” Like Jeremiah he was a priest as well as a prophet. He lived among the Jews who were carried away captive by Nebuchadnezzar and settled on the river Chebar, in the north of Mesopotamia. He began to prophesy about six years before Jerusalem was destroyed; and was therefore contemporary with Jeremiah, prophesying partly before and partly after the destruction of Jerusalem.

e-Sword Note: The following material was presented at the end of Ezekiel in the printed edition

Review Questions on Ezekiel


( a ) Into how many parts is this prophecy divided?

( b ) How are the first and last parts connected?

( c ) What is the theme of the second part?


( d ) What is the meaning of the name Ezekiel?

( e ) What do we know of his personal history?

Selections from Ezekiel 1-37

Each question applies to the paragraph of corresponding number in the Comments .

1. How was the divine majesty revealed to Ezekiel in a vision?

2. What commission did Ezekiel receive and how was he strengthened to perform it?

3. What is the meaning of the parable of the watchman?

4. How would God bless His people who were separated from the Temple?

5. How may our secret thoughts hinder God from answering our prayers?

6. For whose sin does God hold us responsible?

7. What hope is given to the wicked and what warning to the righteous?

8. What is the duty of a shepherd toward his flock? How is the selfish shepherd reproved?

9. What promises of blessing are given God’s flock? Who is meant by “my servant David?”

10. What alone could make the dry bones live? What explanation of the vision does the Lord God give to Ezekiel?

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