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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)?

Paul was drawing an illustration from an Old Testament passage of Scripture, Jeremiah 18:3-6. In that passage, God sent Jeremiah to the potter’s house to learn a lesson. The potter was making a vessel;...
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Why the vulgarism in Ezekiel 23:20?

Through the prophet Ezekiel HaShem expresses his extreme disgust for both the northern (Israel / Samaria) and southern (Judah) kingdoms, giving them the names Aholah (something like "tent-girl&...
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What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE & THE 'MILLENNIAL' PERSPECTIVE: The question posed is (as I understand it): “How does the ‘millennial’ interpretation of Ezekiel's temple prophecy, found in Ezekiel chapters 40-...
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Mark on the forehead in Ezekiel 9:4

I wonder about OP's teacher... Be that as it may, the explanation is fairly simple. Here's the Hebrew and English for Ezekiel 9:4 וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ [אלו] אֵלָ֔יו* עֲבֹר֙ בְּת֣וֹךְ הָעִ֔יר בְּת֖וֹךְ ...
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Romans 1:23 an allusion to Ezekiel 8:10?

Be careful not to claim too much here. Several verses in the OT have the same references to "birds and beasts and creeping things" such as: Eze 38:20 - The fish of the sea and the birds of ...
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Who is the Pharaoh of Ezekiel?

The pharaoh was Apries, who ruled from 589 to 570 BCE and was known as Pharaoh Hophra in Jeremiah 44:30. Peter C. Craigie (Ezekiel, page 220) explains that Hophra sent an army to assist King Zedekiah ...
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Did Ezekiel fulfill the 430 days of lying on his left & right side?

In Ezekiel Chapter 4 Ezekiel is told to lay on his left side for 390 days and then on his right side for 40 days while prophesying against Jerusalem (facing toward the drawing he made of Jerusalem's ...
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What does perfection mean in Matt 5:48?

This question involves the meaning of the much misunderstood (and sometimes mis-translated) word, τέλειος (teleios). BDAG provides four basic meanings of this adjective: pertaining to meeting the ...
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What does it mean to "Weep for Tammuz"?

Weeping for Tammuz was a 40 day mourning period for a pagan sun deity that which God castigates Israel for whoring after in Ezekiel 8:13-16. Today this period of mourning is called Lent. The ...
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Were the sins of Judah greater than those of Sodom as alluded in Ezekiel 16:48?

Jesus' words sheds light on this: 20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! ...
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In what sense is Ammon not remembered among the nations?

זָכַר / zakar is used here for 'remember', but does have overlap with a few different English words. We tend to use the word 'remember' in a sort of lazy, reminiscing way - I remember something that ...
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In Ezekiel 23 what acts of prostitution did Israel commit while she was a youth in Egypt?

The 'prostitution' referenced by Ezekiel is in most senses a reference to idolatry: "They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food ...
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Does the Bible prohibit wearing face masks in public?

Matthew Poole correctly observes - Cover not thy lips: it was a custom among them to cover either the upper lip, or mustaches, as the leper did, Leviticus 13:45, and as Micah 3:7; and this also is ...
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Does righteousness come from the law or not?

We need to read on and follow through the logic of the next Galatians chapter, so that we can understand why Paul is saying this. It is the case, as Ezekiel affirms, that keeping of the law WOULD lead ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

No discussion of the olive trees/lampstands should ignore Zechariah ch4, where they are first seen in a vision. They are identified in vv13-14 as "the two anointed who stand by the Lord of the ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

The two witness of Revelation 11:1-13 are actually given several titles including: two lampstands two olive trees two prophets In understanding these symbols, we seek their echo from other places in ...
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What is the point of Ezekiel not mourning his wife?

I've read this passage a few times and admit to being awed by it. I can't imagine Ezekiel's pain, but feel very deeply for him. My heart cries for him. However, this really isn't all just about ...
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Why is the plural "ones" used in Ezekiel 37:17?

The Idea in Brief The use of this plural-form of the word appears to stem from its necessity to “fit” into the cantillation scheme of the second half of the verse. In other words, if the singular form ...
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What is the significance of the LXX translator adding 3 stones to the King of Tyre’s covering?

The JPS Tanakh translates the Masoretic Text version of Ezekiel 28:11-13 as: The word of the LORD came to me: O mortal, intone a dirge over the king of Tyre and say to him: Thus said the Lord GOD: ...
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Why is the Priest Ezekiel Called "Son of Man"?

Actually the "son of man" in Daniel 7 is not written the same as "son of man" in Ezekiel. For example the first use in Ezekiel is at 2:1: And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I ...
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What is the meaning of "the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels" Ezekiel 1?

This is an interesting question. This entire chapter is a highly cryptic chapter in which Ezekiel intended the reader to read the Hebrew text outload several times. Because of the nature of this ...
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Can a righteous person lose their salvation according to Ezekiel 33:12-16?

Since all men die, the "death" and "deliverance" that Ezekiel is discussing must refer to the man's eternal salvation. This passage in Eze 33 is one of many passages in the ...
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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)?

It’s always a good idea to collate biblical references to a topic/word/subject, in order to get a full picture of the significance of the matter, especially if it is about prophecies and/or visions. A ...
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Ezekiel 28:14 question Hebrew wording

You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. (Ezekiel 28:14 ESV) את כרוב ממשח הסוכך ונתתיך בהר קדש אלהים ...
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What does it mean to "Weep for Tammuz"?

Tammuz was a pagan god or idol that the women were weeping for on the north side of the temple. According to T.Jacobson page 100 in Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays, the myth was that ...
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Is Ezekiel 28:22-24 an allusion to 1 kings 16:29-31?

No. The passage in Ezekiel 28:20-26 works this way: 28:20-23 Oracle against Sidon 28:24-26 Israel Secure 28:24 Safe from surrounding people 28:25-26 Gathered by God in security Note these ...
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Did Ezekiel fulfill the 430 days of lying on his left & right side?

The solar year is about eleven days longer than twelve lunar months. The Bible does not directly mention the addition of "embolismic" or intercalary months. However, without the insertion of ...
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Did Ezekiel fulfill the 430 days of lying on his left & right side?

If it is admitted that not all chapters in Ezekiel were written in strict chronological order (e.g. Ezekiel 20:1, more appropriately 29:1-2/26:1-2, 33:21-22/32:1-2), then it remains to be proven that ...
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Difference between the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of the Servants?

There are two marks: the mark or seal of God the mark of the beast A mark represents ownership. They that worshiped the beast received his mark (Revelation 13:8,12 - 18). In Revelation 7:2 we read ...
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