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What does Ezekiel 26:14 mean by 'Tyre shall never be rebuilt'?

The ancient city-state of Tyre was comprised of the erstwhile island proper (no longer extant) in addition to a cluster of sister cities on the mainland (Ezek 26:6). According to the prophecy 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)?

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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Use of "I, even I" and similar phrases

The question, launched from a rendering of Ezekiel 6:3, is: What is the purpose of "I, even I" as opposed to just saying "I"? Two observations, first on the translation, second on the Hebrew which ...
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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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Why is Pharaoh called, " The Great Dragon" in the book of Ezekiel

Here are the key lines of Ezekiel 29:3 in Hebrew: הִנְנִי עָלֶיךָ פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ־מִצְרַיִם hinĕnî ʿāleykā parʿōh melek-miṣrayim (Behold I am against you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt,) ...
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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?

Not All Speech was Removed The Muting Declared and Defined Ezekiel's muting is recorded in chapter 3, verse 26 (NKJV): I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall ...
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Ezekiel 16:4 - Why were babies rubbed with salt?

The practice is not well understood, although it has long been claimed to be part of indigenous culture from time immemorial (well, from Ezekiel's time,1 anyway!) up to the present day. From ...
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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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Ezekiel 14:14 speaks of Daniel (in modern translations), is this the same Daniel of other scriptures?

The Daniel of the biblical book is דָּנִיֵּאל, while in Ezek 14:14 and 28:3 it is דָּנִאֵל and this has led to division of opinion among scholars as to the identification of this particular individual....
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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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What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?

A "Literal" Hermeneutic The grammatical-historical (literal) hermeneutic recognizes symbolism in language, but differs from symbolic and apocalyptic interpretations of Ezekiel's temple because of its ...
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Ezekiel 14:14 speaks of Daniel (in modern translations), is this the same Daniel of other scriptures?

I will not specifically reference spelling differences, since names in Scripture often bear different spellings. While such could indicate a different person, it need not, so spelling difference alone ...
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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 is the distinction between symbolic and apocalyptic interpretations of Ezekiel's temple vision?

The Main Difference is Whether to View it as Eschatological or Not The "Christian symbolic" or "spiritual" view believes the symbolism represents aspects of the church now (during the present time, ...
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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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What does it mean to "Weep for Tammuz"?

This is a good question. The information available is very complex, so I have gleaned the most relevent information to answer the question. To begin, @lasersauce made the correct observation that ...
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Did the magic wrist bands made by the false women prophets in Ezekiel 13:18 actually work?

The Idea in Brief As was in the case of Balaam, who was not able to bring magical powers to bear on the people of God, the dark power instead lay in tempting and dissuading people from the Lord ...
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Did Ezekiel intend to contradict Exodus 20?

In one way, Ezekiel is not intentionally contradicting Exodus 20 (or the equivalent but possibly earlier Deuteronomy 5:9), but rather drawing a parallel to Deuteronomy 24:16: Deuteronomy 24:16: The ...
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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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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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What did priests do before the age of thirty?

As was described in this Mi Yodeya article, priests only actually worked in the temple for 2 days a year. This is a result of the priests being divided up into 24 groups (mishmarim) for Temple ...
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What does it mean to "Weep for Tammuz"?

According to J. R. Dummelow, Tammuz was a deity worshipped both in Babylonia and in Phoenicia—the same as the Greek Adonis. He appears to have been a god of the spring, and the myth regarding him ...
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Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?

The Idea in Brief Ezekiel was despondent, which appears to be the meaning of the ESV translation "overwhelmed." That is, the Spirit of the Lord was upon him to prophesy, but he was despondent for ...
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