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Confusion regarding how God punishes sin in light of 1 Samuel 3:11

The main issue I have stems with 1 Samuel 3:11-14 and 1 Samuel 2:31-33 11 And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about ...
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Was the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy created at Mount Sinai and given to the Israelites only?

Exodus 31:12-17 (NIV) reads: 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may ...
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Is Ezekiel 33:10-20 relevant to the contemporary Church, and what are its theological implications for soteriology?

God says that a righteous person who sins will not be saved by their past righteousness. Conversely, if a wicked person repents and turns from their sins, they will live and not be punished for their ...
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What is the significance of the little book/scroll that John and Ezekiel must eat (Rev. 10:10, Ezek. 2:9-3:3)?

There are two references to these "little books" or "scrolls", one in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 10:2: "and having in his hand a little scroll being open. And he ...
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Why does the prince offer six lambs on the Sabbath in Ezekiel 46:4?

Ezekiel 46:4 NASB 4 The burnt offering which the prince shall offer to the Lord on the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish; In Ezekiel the prince offers six ...
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Who is the "David" in Ezekiel 37:25?

Who is the David in Ezekiel 37:25 They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell ...
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If Ezekiel is muted by God, why are there records of him talking prior to being given back the power of speech?

Ezekiel 24 in particular (Good News vers.) v.19-20: 'The people asked me, "Why are you acting like this?" So I said to them, "The LORD spoke to me and told me'... Then later: v.27: 'That same ...
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Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?

Most of what Christians know about Lucifer comes from Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. Especially in Ezekiel, however, the oracles are clearly addressed to the King of Tyre. 11 The word of the LORD came to ...
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Is Satan the master of music?

Many argue that Satan is the master of music, referencing the KJV, NKJV and others, of Ezekiel 28:13 "the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast ...
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In Ezekiel 29:3, was the writer addressing the office of pharaoh in general?

According to, The IVP Bible Background COMMENTARY Old Testament. P.716 Ezekiel 29:3. identity of pharaoh. The reigning monarch in Egypt at this time was Apries (Ho- phra), who ruled 589-570 B . C . ...
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Did any Early Christian exegesis interpret Ezekiel 29:3 to mean 'pharaoh made himself'?

In Latin Vulgate Old Testament Bible: Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I come against thee, Pharao king of Egypt, thou great dragon that liest in the midst of thy rivers, ...
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Can a person's spirit leave its body miraculously without causing death?

Ezekiel was sitting in his house. Then was Ezekiel's spirit leaving his body in Ezekiel 8: 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of ...
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Why would God create vessels of wrath prepared for destruction (Romans 9:21-22) if He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11)?

Ezekiel 33:11 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways,...
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Why do some think that Ezekiel had his first vision on his 30th birthday?

Why do some think that Ezekiel had his first vision on his 30th birthday in [Ezekiel 1]? The Bible Project mentions the vision happening on Ezekiel's birthday in this video
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Did God "change His mind" in Ezekiel 4?

Others have asked similar questions pertaining to passages such as Amos 7:3, 6, Numbers 22, 1 Samuel 15, and 1 Kings 19 regarding this topic. My goal in asking this is not ask the same old question ...
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Ez. 16:8 "...behold, thy time was the time of love;"---What does this phrase suggest?

Ezekiel 16:8 KJV Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love;... What exactly is "time of love" referenced by this verse?
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Why were Artaxerxes and Nebuchadnezzar called "king of kings"?

Ezekiel26:7 YLT For, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, From the north -- a king of kings, With horse, and with chariot, and with horsemen, Even ...
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How long was the weeping of Tammuz?

In the book of Ezekiel, it describes women weeping for the god, Tammuz, in the Temple. I've heard that supposedly the weeping lasted for only a couple of days, while others say it lasted for the month ...
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Forgiveness of sins in Ezekiel 18

Ezekiel 18:21-22 (NASB) But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statues and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not ...
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Is Ezekiel 20:26 intimating that God actually commanded child sacrifice?

Ezekiel 20:25-26 So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live; 26 and I defiled them through their gifts—the sacrifice of every firstborn—that I might ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

When I hear people ask who the Two Witnesses are, responses often jump to Moses and Elijah, Enoch and Elijah, Zechariah, Haggai, and others guesses. It seems to me the Bible tells us who the Two ...
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Why is the Priest Ezekiel Called "Son of Man"?

If the Daniel 7 reference to "Son of Man" is in any way Messianic, why would this distinction be given to the prophet Ezekiel, a descendant of Aaron, if the king was to be of Judah? Does Ezekiel's ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

In Ezekiel 18:2, Ezekiel conveys a message from God to the people of Israel. Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s ...
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Does God command you to walk in his law

Does Ezekiel 36:27 “… and I will cause you to walk in my statues and be careful to obey my rules“, imply that God would require individuals with his spirit to follow the law?
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Difference between the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of the Servants?

Closely Related: - Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary? Is there a difference between the "Mark of the Beast", and the "Seal of the Servants"? If so, what is the ...
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Is this verse in Ezekiel 21:10 obscure due to difficulties in the Hebrew text? If so, how are those difficulties best explained

I have checked a variety of translations of this verse, and they all seem to have differences, indicative of unclear Hebrew language. For example (the relevant part of the verse following the ...
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Most Holy Place

Where is this & what building does it refer to 'Most Holy Place' - Ezekiel chapters 40-43 relate to this Ezekiel 41:4 New Living Translation The inner room of the sanctuary was 35 feet long and ...
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Could the "7 Thunders" be in reference to the "7 Bowls" of God's wrath, which are heralded by way of the "7th Trumpet"? Rev, 10:3,4

As John has already written about the first 6 trumpet blasts, there can only be 1 more trumpet blast to come, which is to herald God's ultimate wrath, by way of the pouring out of the bowls of His ...
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What does "no pleasure" mean in Ezekiel 33:11?

Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your ...
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Does righteousness come from the law or not? [closed]

In Ezekiel 18:9 it says (ESV): "walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord God." And in Ezekiel 14:14 (ESV) it ...
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Must Ezekiel 44:1-3 be fulfilled prior to the new Eden of Revelation 22?

When analyzing biblical Temples of YHVH in context to the Tanakh & Gospels, Yerushalem (יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם) has already experienced the construction of 3 Temples built to honor YHVH (prior to 70 AD) : ...
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Were the sins of Judah greater than those of Sodom as alluded in Ezekiel 16:48?

.Ezekiel 16:48-51 NASB 48 As I live,” declares the Lord God, “Sodom, your sister and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister ...
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Which version of Ezekiel 37 is accurate?

I was comparing various passages in the KJV (translated from the Masoretic Text) with the Septuagint (LXX) to see what the differences would be. One of the passages that I used was from Ezekiel 37, ...
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Is the Mark of the Beast the Satanic imitation of Phylacteries (Dt. 6) and/or the 'Mark' of Ezek. 9

Note: This Question was inspired by a friend's report after she read 'Hebrew Insights from Revelation,' by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg and Pinchas Shir In Det. 6, God instructs Moses to institute the ...
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Ezekiel's vision of the living creatures and the wheels

Why are the living creatures and the wheel within the wheel of Ezekiel 1:4-24 lifted up off the earth? See especially Ezekiel 1:19-21. 1:19 When the living beings moved, the wheels beside them ...
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What's the point of God tying Ezekiel up?

Ezekiel 4:4“Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the people of Israel upon yourself. You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side. 5I have assigned you the same ...
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What does Eden represent in Ezekiel 31?

In comparing Egypt to Assyria in Ezekiel 31, Eden is used in the metaphor. Ezekiel 31:8-9: The cedars in God's garden could not match [Assyria]; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And ...
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Ezekiel 20:31 - Narrative congruence

Ezekiel 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house ...
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Who is the Assyrian in Ezekiel 31:3

Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. This Assyrian mentioned ...
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The elapsed time in Ezekiel 1:1

In the first verse of the book of Ezekiel, it reads: Now in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were ...
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Did David choose the pestilence in 1 Chronicles 21:13?

After having sinned David is given three options from which to choose 1 Chronicles 21:12 NLT You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by your enemies, or three days of severe ...
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What statutes and ordinances does Ezekiel 11:19-20 refer to?

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (NASB): 19 And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may ...
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When was Egypt uninhabited for 40 years?

Ezekiel 29:10-11 (NLT - emphasis added): I am now the enemy of both you and your river. I will make the land of Egypt a totally desolate wasteland, from Migdol to Aswan, as far south as the border of ...
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Is the great altar in Ezekiel 43:13-17 still in the future?

KJV Ezekiel 43:13-17 13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border ...
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What is the meaning of "the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels" Ezekiel 1?

Ezekiel 1:19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and ...
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Ezekiel 40-48 - Why are sin offerings made in the new temple?

Why are sin offerings necessary in 43 & 45? This seems contrary to the idea that Jesus is the final sacrifice. I've read a few different interpretations such as memorial sacrifices, or non literal,...
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Are the forty years of Ezekiel 4 related to the seventy years of Jeremiah 25?

Ezekiel portrays the siege & destruction of Jerusalem for forty years Ezekiel 4:1-6 NIV 4 “Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. 2 ...
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Ezekiel 44:9 no one of uncircumcised heart or uncircumcised flesh can enter my sanctuary

Being told here that in the 3rd temple which he gives us detailed dimensions and floor plans for that no one of uncircumcised heart or uncircumcised flesh can enter the sanctuary. How do christians ...
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Did Josephus misinterpret Ezekiel 12:13?

According to Josephus: Ezekiel also foretold in Babylon what calamities were coming upon the people, which when he heard, he sent accounts of them unto Jerusalem. But Zedekiah did not believe their ...
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Why are the righteous cut off together with the wicked in Ezekiel 21:3?

KJV Ezekiel 21 : 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the ...

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