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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 8

Ezek 8.1-18 tells us months after Ezekiel’s call, the kivod (glory) of Yehovah appeared to him a second time. This is another Maaseh Merkavah vision where concepts are described in human terms. Ezekiel is taken to Jerusalem in the spirit

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 7

Ezek 7.1-27 is a prophecy about the destruction of the Jewish people coming very soon. It describes those judgments and the affliction that comes with it upon the people. This judgment is near and coming very suddenly with no mercy.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 6

Ezek 6.1-14 is a scathing rebuke of idolatry, idolatrous places and idol worshipers. Several parts of the land are signified by the mountains, hills, ravines and valleys on which the Babylonian sword will come. The destruction is described and the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 5

Ezek 5.1-17 continues on with the same theme as the previous chapter and has more object lessons about the destruction of Jerusalem and why these lessons were used. These afflictions were understood by the people as instruction and rebuke, hopefully

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 4

Ezek 4.1-17 contains a prophecy about the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and a famine that coincided with it. Ezekiel will portray this siege by acting out the scenario using object lessons as commanded by Yehovah. v 1…Now you,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 3

Ezek 3.1-27 continues with the account of the commission and his preparation. It will tell us to whom he was sent and what follows. Ezekiel must consume the content of the scroll he has been given before he can communicate

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 2

Ezek 2.1-10 contains Ezekiel’s commission and instructions to prophesy. In contrast to the glory of God and his angelic beings, Ezekiel is called a “ben adam” or a “human being.” He must be empowered by God to do what he

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezekiel-Chapter 1

The book of Ezekiel has always been named after Ezekiel, who is not mentioned anywhere else in Scripture. His Hebrew name is “Yechezkel” meaning “God has strengthened.” He was taken captive to Babylon about 597 BC along with ten thousand

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Lamentations-Chapter 5

Lam 5.1-22 tells us about the many afflictions and problems facing the Jewish people by Babylon. In a spiritual sense, “Babylon” is still doing this with God’s people. Judah should have listened before all this calamity came upon them. This

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Lamentations-Chapter 4

Lam 4.1-22 is again written in acrostic form with each verse beginning with the next successive letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Jeremiah writes about the destruction of the Temple, Jerusalem, and the people because of their sins. But there is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Lamentations-Chapter 3

Lam 3.1-66 is arranged in an acrostic form in Hebrew, with each Hebrew letter containing three verses. For example, Lam 3.1-3 begins with the letter “aleph” in Hebrew. Lam 3.4-6 begins with “beit” and so on. That is why there

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Lamentations-Chapter 2

Lam 2.1-22 is also written in order according to the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This chapter gives new and even more bitter lamentations about the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem because of their sins. v 1…How (“eichah”) the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Lamentations-Chapter 1

The book of Lamentations gets its name from the Latin Vulgate and it carries the concept of “loud cries of sorrow.” The Hebrew name of the book is “Eichah” (“How”) and this word is used in Lam 1.1, 2.1, 4.1.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 52

Jer 52.1-34 tells us about the siege of Jerusalem and eventual destruction and the cause, which was the wicked reign of King Zedekiah, and his fate is discussed. It also mentions the liberation of Yehoiachin from imprisonment. v 1…Zedekiah (whose

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 51

Jer 51.1-64 continues with the prophecy against Babylon, who we believe is the USA eschatologically. v 1…Thus says the Lord: “Behold (take note of), I am going to arouse against Babylon and against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai (“the heart rises

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 50

Jer 50.1-46 is a prophecy about the conquest of Babylon by the Medo-Persians around 539 BC, but not all aspects of this happened at that time or apply to Babylon. For example, Babylon was not the “last of the nations”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 49

Jer 49.1-39 continues with prophecies about the nations, and this one is about Ammon, Edom, Syria, the Arabians and the Elamites, or Persians. Nebuchadnezzar attacked Ammon first, then Moab. This area is northern Jordan, and other prophecies about Ammon can

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 48

Jer 48.1-47 is a prophecy concerning Moab, meaning “seed of the father.” Other prophecies can be found in Isa 15.1-9, 16.1-14; Ezek 25.8-11; Amos 2.1; Zeph 2.8-11. Eschatologically speaking, this is a picture of the battle for Jordan in the

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 47

Jer 47.1-7 is a prophecy against the Philistines and their neighbors. Eschatologically this alludes to the Palestinians in the day of the Lord. Palestinians is Latin for “Philistines” so there will be a Gaza in the Birth-pains or “tribulation.” v

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jeremiah-Chapter 46

Jer 46.1-28 gives us a change in themes. It goes from prophecies about Egypt and the overthrow of Pharaoh Necho to the devastation of the land. Other prophecies about Egypt can be found in Isa 19, Isa 30-31, Ezek 29

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