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Bible Commentaries
Ezekiel 35

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-15

Israel’s Glorification Ezekiel 35:1 to Ezekiel 48:35 deals with the topic of Israel’s glorification. The description of the restored land of Israel and the new Temple and its worship (36-48) reveals a building and nation more majestic and beautiful that that found during the time of Solomon. These passages reveal the glorification that God has in planned for His people Israel. This glorification is different than what He has planned for the Church. The prophecies of this passage signify the fact that God has a much greater blessing in store for His people than any earthly kingdom in the past, even greater than Israel in its golden age of King Solomon. The future glories of the heavenly kingdom will far exceed the earthly. The Book of Jubilees (4.26-27) tells us that this Mount Zion will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth; through it will the earth be sanctified from all (its) guilt and its uncleanness throughout the generations of the world.

From these last chapters in the book of Ezekiel we know that the full restoration of Israel involves three key events that will take place in order to make their restoration complete and everlasting. These events will involve the restoration of Israel as a nation (36-37), the battle against Gog and its allies (38-39), and the restoration of the Temple and its worship (40-46) and its land (47-48).

Here is a proposed outline:

1. Judgment upon Edom Ezekiel 35:1-15

2. The Restoration of Israel as a Nation Ezekiel 36:1 to Ezekiel 37:28

3. The Battle against Gog and its Allies Ezekiel 38:1 to Ezekiel 39:23

4. The Restoration of the Temple and its Worship and Land Ezekiel 40:1 to Ezekiel 48:35

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Ezekiel 35". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/ezekiel-35.html. 2013.
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