Lectionary Calendar
Monday, May 27th, 2024
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
StudyLight.org has pledged to help build churches in Uganda. Help us with that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Commentaries
Ezekiel 9

Gaebelein's Annotated BibleGaebelein's Annotated

Verses 1-11

Ezekiel 9:1-11 . The six men mentioned are angels, into whose hands the city is given. Angels are used in judgments past and future. (See Matthew 13:41 ; Matthew 16:27 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-12 .) Angels are likewise prominently mentioned in the book of Revelation. There is a striking correspondency between this chapter and Revelation 7:1-3 . Those who sigh and weep constitute the remnant which have no sympathy with the abominations. They are marked for preservation. Thus a remnant was then kept. Well may we remember that now, in the professing church, in the midst of the apostasy, there is also a faithful remnant who sigh and cry and who have the special promise of the Lord Revelation 3:10 .

The word “mark” in the Hebrew is “Tav,” the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Its literal meaning is “cross.” This letter “T” was a cross in the older Hebrew script as well as in the Phoenician and Samaritan. The Egyptians also used a cross in their language, with them it was a sign of life. Ancient Jewish tradition gives the information that the blood sprinkled in Egypt on the doorpost Exodus 12:23 was in the form of a cross. All this is interesting. To this we may add that in Genesis 4:15 , the mark set upon Cain, an entirely different word is used.

Then the command was literally executed.

Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Ezekiel 9". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/ezekiel-9.html. 1913-1922.
Ads FreeProfile