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Ezekiel riding in the Chariot of Fire Agape Bible Study
The Book of Ezekiel

The Book of Ezekiel is the third of the books of the Major Prophets, coming after the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah in the Christian canon. Ezekiel's mission to the Judean exiles in Babylon was to prepare them for the greatest crisis in the history of Yahweh's covenant people: the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem and Yahweh's Temple. In a first-person narrative, Ezekiel tells his fellow Judeans that their exile and suffering is not because of any failure or lack of fidelity on God's part. Their exile and suffering is because of their sins as individuals and as a covenant people, their failure to repent their sins, and their infidelity to their covenant with Yahweh that they swore to obey to receive the blessings of God's protection. The visions Ezekiel received when God called him to his prophetic ministry are some of the most vivid and dramatic images in Sacred Scripture.
All references for the course are found in the Course Bibliography.

Lesson Number Date Description Handouts
Lesson 1 Sept 6, 2017 Part I: Introduction and
Chapter 1
Handouts
Lesson 2 Sept 13, 2017 Part I: Ezekiel's Call to a Prophetic Ministry
Chapters 2-3: Ezekiel's Commissioning, the Vision of the Scroll, the Prophet as Watchman, and the First Symbolic Act
Part II: Judgment of the Covenant People
Chapters 4-5: Symbolic Acts Relating to the Siege of Jerusalem
Handouts
Lesson 3 Sept 20, 2017 Part II: God's Judgment of the Covenant People
Chapter 6-9: The Sins of Israel/Judah and Ezekiel's Vision-Journey to the Jerusalem Temple
Handouts
Lesson 4 Sept 27, 2017 Chapters 10-11  
Lesson 5 Oct 4, 2017 Chapters 12-13  
Lesson 6 Oct 11, 2017 Chapters 14-15  
Lesson 7 Oct 18, 2017 Chapters 16-17  
Lesson 8 Oct 25, 2017 Chapters 18-19  
Lesson 9 Nov 1, 2017 Chapters 20-21  
Lesson 10 Nov 8, 2017 Chapters 22-23  
Lesson 11 Nov 15, 2017 Chapters 24-25  
No Class Nov 22, 2017 Thanksgiving Week  
Lesson 12 Nov 29, 2017 Chapters 26-27  
Lesson 13 Dec 6, 2017 Chapters 28-29  
Lesson 14 Dec 13, 2017 Chapters 30-31  
No Class Dec 20, 2017 Christmas Week  
No Class Dec 27, 2017 New Year's Week  
Lesson 15 Jan 3, 2018 Chapters 32-33  
Lesson 16 Jan 10, 2018 Chapters 34-35  
Lesson 17 Jan 17, 2018 Chapters 36-37  
Lesson 18 Jan 24, 2018 Chapters 38-39  
Lesson 19 Jan 31, 2018 Chapters 40-41  
Lesson 20 Feb 7, 2018 Chapters 42-43  
No Class Feb 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday  
Lesson 21 Feb 21, 2018 Chapters 44-45  
Lesson 22 Feb 28, 2018 Chapters 46-47  
Lesson 23 March 7, 2018 Chapter 48 and Conclusion  

 

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