The period of mourning, usually forty days, ended with Tammuz' triumphant return to life. "A likeness as of the appearance of fire ..." (Ezekiel 8:3). "That I should go far off from my sanctuary ..." (Ezekiel 8:6). There he sees the glory of the Lord in the same manner as he did by the river Chebar. vv. And I came and saw, and behold there were all kinds of figures of reptiles, and beasts, abominations, and all kinds of idols of the house of Israel, drawn on the wall round about. lib. Chapter#9: Six executioners and man with inkhorn. Ezekiel 4: 8 "Now behold, I will put ropes on you so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have completed the days of your siege. "The image of jealousy in the entrance ..." (Ezekiel 8:5). Sinai (Exodus 3:3-4). All of the things mentioned here were seen "in this vision." vv. This is the substance of the eleventh chapter. "[1] (1) There is presented in chapter 8 a detail on the horrible defilement of God's temple by apostate Israel, which God forewarns will cause the removal of his presence from it (Ezekiel 8:6). John Trapp Complete Commentary. : -. This is the substance of the tenth chapter. The women weeping for Tammuz, Ezekiel 8:13,14. Yechezkel - Ezekiel - Chapter 8 ... Menachem (p. 79) explained: “and behold they send the disgrace into their nose” is a matter of disgrace and shame; and according to his explanation, He compares the aroma of their censers and (Ezek. The worship of such idols was vile, licentious, depraved and disgusting. Ezekiel 8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me. And there stood before them seventy men of the house of Israel; and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, every man with his censor in his hand; and the odor of the cloud of incense went up. Then the Divine Presence left the cherubim, and took post at the entrance of the temple, and gave orders to the man with the ink-horn to put a mark on the foreheads of those who sighed and prayed because of the abominations of the land; and then commanded the men with the swords to go forward, and slay every person who had not this mark. The heads of the twenty-four courses of the sacred priesthood, led by the High priest, making up the "twenty five men" mentioned here, were not only worshipping the sun, but they were doing so in the very temple of God, with their backs turned upon the sacred temple of Jehovah! But that was all that he could do. The prophet, being left alone among the dead, fell on his face, and made intercession for the people. 8:1 and 11:24). on StudyLight.org The first thing Ezekiel witnessed was the presence of Then I beheld, and, lo, a likeness as the appearance of fire; from the appearance of his loins and downward, fire, and from his loins and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as it were glorying metal. "Human sacrifice, castration, sexual indulgence, etc. This arrogant attitude of the citizens of Jerusalem had reached the exiles, who were grieved and distressed by it. But because those carried away captives with Jeconiah acknowledged their sins, and their hearts turned to the Lord, God informs them that they shall be brought back and restored to a happy state both in temporal and spiritual matters, while the others, who had filled up the measure of their iniquities, should be speedily brought into a state of desolation and ruin. They wove hangings for the worship of Ashera (2 Kings 23:7), and they also burned incense to the Queen of Heaven (Jeremiah 44:9; 15-19). The leaders of the *exiles came to the house of Ezekiel. ii. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O Son of man? The hand of God was upon him. This vision of so many elders offering incense to pagan gods is thought by some to be a "Representation of the widespread guilt of the whole nation in their clandestine worship of pagan idols. Chapter 8. Ezekiel 8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel [was] there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.. Ver. [5], Moshe Greenberg, a very able scholar, has calculated that the long period when Ezekiel lay upon his side ended just "three weeks before the date given here. The answer is Ezekiel was keeping time by the current king of Judah. A. This was the Persian worship, as their turning their faces to the east plainly shows they were worshipping the rising sun. This is what the marginal reference here has, "the appearance of a man enthroned," of course, a representation of God Himself. Calmet supports this opinion by the following reasons: -. 2 I looked, and there was a form with the appearance of a human being. He said unto me, Go in, and see the wicked abominations that they do here. He told them about the *vision that God had given to him. 9-14 — God prepares Ezekiel for the resistance of his people. 1 In the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, I was sitting at home and the elders of Judah were sitting with me, when suddenly the hand of the Lord Yahweh fell on me there. He is fabled to have been a beautiful youth beloved by Venus, and killed by a wild boar in Mount Lebanon, whence springs the river Adonis, which was fabled to run blood at his festival in August. The mythological basis of this tale was the death of vegetation in winter and its return in spring. In this chapter the prophet is carried in vision to Jerusalem, Ezekiel 8:1-4; and there shown the idolatries committed by the rulers of the Jews, even within the temple. The prophet then finds himself transported to the east gate of the temple, where he saw twenty-five men, and among them Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people, against whom the Lord commands him to prophesy, and to threaten them with the utmost calamities, because of their crimes. There, Ezekiel saw how wicked the people had become. Something like this we saw actually come to pass, for the water was stained to a surprising redness; and, as we observed in travelling, had stained the sea a great way into a reddish hue." "And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall. That was the specific date of … Ezekiel 24:21 " Speak unto the house of Israel, … The love tale. "This indicates that Ezekiel did indeed have a certain amount of prestige with the exiles. Yechezkel - Ezekiel - Chapter 8 « Previous Chapter 7. "[2] For a list of all the dates given in Ezekiel, see our introduction. Ezekiel 18:8 "He [that] hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, [that] hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man," This man does not take advantage of his brother in trouble. The Scripture often gives to the heathen idols names of degradation; as Baal-zebub, god of flies; Baal-zebul; god of dung. Then the glory of the Lord arose out of the city, and rested for a time on one of the mountains on the east of Jerusalem, and the prophet being carried in vision by the Spirit to Chaldea, lost sight of the chariot of the Divine glory, and began to show to the captivity what the Lord had shown to him. [4] There are too many uncertainties regarding ancient dates to leave much room for dogmatism. The Lord commands the same person to go in between the wheels of the cherubim, and take his hand full of live coals, and scatter them over the city. Here begins a section of prophecy extending to the twelfth chapter. The prophet then proceeds to describe the three principal superstitions of this unhappy people: the Egyptian, Ezekiel 8:6-12, the Phoenician, Ezekiel 8:13, Ezekiel 8:14, and the Persian, Ezekiel 8:15, Ezekiel 8:16; giving the striking features of each, and concluding with a declaration of the heinousness of their sins in the sight of God, and the consequent greatness of their punishment, Ezekiel 8:17, Ezekiel 8:18. The Lord gives him the reason of his conduct; and the man with the ink-horn returns, and reports to the Lord what was done. The name agrees perfectly with him. This, and all that follows, to the end of Ezekiel 8:16, was done in vision only, as appears from the expression here used: and brought me in the visions of God, &c. — In a similar manner, it was represented to the Prophet Elisha’s mind, (2 Kings 5:26,) what Gehazi was doing when he took the presents from … He sees the same God-like figure, with fiery loins and legs and an amber torso. The people want Ezekiel to explain exactly, what is going on. Next » Chapter 9. 1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me. Ezekiel was not bodily transported to Jerusalem. This section occurs fourteen months after Ezekiel's original vision of God by the River Chebar; compare 1:1-3 with 8:1 (August-September 592 b.c.). This introduces a scathing sermon against the sin of idolatry because the people went “a whoring after their idols” (in verse 9). for they say, Jehovah seeth us not; Jehovah hath forsaken the land. Ezekiel 8:10. Chapter# 8: Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem, is shown the image of jealousy. 4. And he put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the gate of the inner court that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoked to jealousy. Five and twenty men - These most probably represented the twenty-four courses of the priests, with the high priest for the twenty-fifth. In the beginning of the vision Ezekiel sees the glory of the LORD at the temple in Jerusalem. "And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord Jehovah fell there upon me. Watts has outlined what he believed to be the reason for this visit of the elders to Ezekiel. I might add that some imagine the image of jealousy to be a personification of idolatry itself. They had come to the *prophet in order to hear from the *Lord. (Note: we have not cited our source for every statement in this glimpse at the worship Tammuz; but we have given a composite of the opinions of F. C. Cook, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, C. L. Feinberg, Anton T. Pearson, G. A. Cooke, E. H. Plumptre, and others). Of a man, likely. Ezekiel 8. For the seller shall not return to what has been sold, Though he may still be alive; For the vision concern… "[19] From this, it appears that the fallen Israelites had adopted sun-worship with all of its variations and embellishments. Afterwards God himself speaks, and shows that the Jews who should be left in the land should be driven out because of their iniquities, and that those who had been led captive, and who acknowledged their sins and repented of them, should be restored to their own land. One might have wondered if Ezekiel could have seen anything else more shameful than this group of women weeping for Tammuz; but Ezekiel 8:15 at once warned Ezekiel that "greater abominations than these" he would yet behold. Immorality and idolatry are inseparable twins throughout the history of the world."[16]. See the plates to Belzoni's Travels, the Isaic Tomb in the Bodleian Library, and the Egyptian hieroglyphics in general. So I went in and saw; and behold, every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O Son of man? Cooke explains how these different calculations are made. EZEKIEL'S ` JOURNEY' TO JERUSALEM (Ezekiel 8-11) Ezekiel's prophecy in these four chapters "form a connected whole." We cannot be sure. B. Doom has gone out; The rod has blossomed, Pride has budded. The sixth day of the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year, which answers to August A.M. 3410. Of the appearance of the river at this season, Mr. Maundrell thus speaks: "We had the good fortune to see what is the foundation of the opinion which Lucian relates, viz., that this stream at certain seasons of the year, especially about the feast of Adonis, is of a bloody color, proceeding from a kind of sympathy, as the heathens imagined, for the death of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountain out of which this stream issues. (Read Ezekiel 8:1-6) The glorious personage Ezekiel beheld in vision, seemed to take hold upon him, and he was conveyed in spirit to Jerusalem. Here the reason for that removal is clearly tied to the abominations practiced there by the apostate children of Israel. And Ezekiel saw that the leaders, the women and the priests were all guilty of this *sin. Although some modern literalists explain this vision as spacecraft, it has a much deeper meaning. Ezekiel 8-11 is the record of one long vision. "Elders ... censors ... cloud of incense ..." (Ezekiel 8:11). (1-7) The Divine glory departing from the temple. for they have filled the land with violence, and have turned again to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the branch to their nose. Chapters 8-11 are one literary unit (cf. ", Here is the climax of the abominations witnessed by Ezekiel in the vision. "All kinds of gods, monsters, and barking dogs.". ", THE WORSHIP OF BEASTS; REPTILES AND CREEPING THINGS, The best comment we have found on this is in Romans 1:22-23. C. This is a literary unit which encompasses a vision of Ezekiel's of the abominations that were occurring in the Temple in Jerusalem. It was as if God laid his hand upon Ezekiel … Ezekiel 8:2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the … Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Chapter 8. B. C. 593. Ezekiel chapter 8 1611 KJV (King James Version) 1 And it came to passe in the sixt yeere, in the sixt moneth, in the fift day of the month, as I sate in mine house, and the elders of Iudah sate before me; that the hand of the Lord God fell there vpon me.. 2 Then I beheld, and loe, a likenesse as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loines euen downeward, fire: and from … It was here called "the image of jealousy," because of God's reaction to it. The cherubim, wheels, wings, etc., are here described as in the first chapter. The love-tale infected Zion's daughters with like heat, Whose wanton passions in the sacred porch. With the greatest abandon, women gave themselves up to the most shameful practices. And then appeals to him whether such a provoking people should have any pity shown them, Ezekiel 8:17,18. These chapters constitute a vision that the prophet had while transported by the Spirit of God from Babylon to Jerusalem (verse 3). "[12], "Then he brought me to the door of Jehovah's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat the women weeping for Tammuz. Even in God’s holy *temple, people were *worshipping false gods. Chapter 8: This vision took place in 592, one year after Ezekiel's great inaugural vision by the river Chebar. His vision was possibly like that of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12, where it is recorded that the apostle was caught up into the third heaven, "whether in the body or out of the body," he did not know. "[9] God's removing his presence from the Jewish Temple is the principal theme of Ezekiel 8-11. Read Proverbs Chapter 26. L’Exagoge d’Ezéchiel le Tragique. "Behold, there sat the women weeping for Tammuz ..." (Ezekiel 8:14). The Vision of the Divine Glory. The Glory of the Lord led Israel out of Egypt.The Glory of the Lord appeared to Moses, in the burning bush on Mt. Some have mistakenly interpreted this chapter as a composite of all of the various idolatries practiced previously to the times of Ezekiel; but the better understanding of it indicates that all of the abominations and detestable things going on in this vision were actually being practiced in both the Temple and throughout Israel right up until the very capture and destruction of the city. "They are committing great abominations here to drive me from my sanctuary. "Then said he unto me, Son of man, Lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. The whole was presented in vision to the prophet. Ezekiel 34:8 "[As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because [there was] no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;" All who work in the ministry should be ministering because God called them to that task, not as a way … While smooth Adonis, from his native rock, Ran purple to the sea, suffused with blood, Of Thammuz, yearly wounded. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The hearts of the people will have been changed (Ezekiel 36:26–27), and even Gentiles have a place in the restored kingdom (Ezekiel 47:22). It appears that these were privately worshipped by the sanhedrin or great Jewish council, consisting of seventy or seventy-two persons, six chosen out of every tribe, as representatives of the people. There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a place for some base idol. John Milton penned these lines regarding it. Ezekiel 8:1 It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.. Young's Literal: And it cometh to pass, in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth of the month, I am sitting in my house, and elders of Judah are sitting before me, and … Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold, a door. formed part of the rites. '"[21], To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "And the elders of Judah sat before me ...", "A likeness as of the appearance of fire ...", "Behold, the glory of the God of Israel ...", "The image of jealousy in the entrance ...", "That I should go far off from my sanctuary ...", "Elders ... censors ... cloud of incense ...", "Behold, there sat the women weeping for Tammuz ...". We may see from all this what induced the Lord to abandon his people, his city, and his temple; the abominations of the people in public and in private. ‘Let not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For wrath is on their whole multitude. Ezekiel Chapter 6. A hole in the wall - This we find was not large enough to see what was doing within; and the prophet is directed to dig, and make it larger, Ezekiel 8:8; and when he had done so and entered, he says: -, And saw - every form of creeping things - It is very likely that these images pourtrayed on the wall were the objects of Egyptian adoration: the ox, the ape, the dog, the crocodile, the ibis, the scarabaeus or beetle, and various other things. Chapter 8 God, having given the prophet a clear foresight of the people’s miseries that were hastening on, here gives him a clear insight into the people’s wickedness, by which God was provoked to bring these miseries upon them, that he might justify God in all his judgments, might the more particularly reprove the sins of the people, and with the more satisfaction foretel their … The sixth day of the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year, which answers to August A.M. 3410. 1 It came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], on the fifth of the month, that I was sitting in my house, and the elders of Judea were sitting before me, and the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there. Ezekiel 8:11. In a *vision, God took Ezekiel to Jerusalem. The men worshipping the sun, Ezekiel 8:15,16. And he said unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? Its hand reaches out and grabs Ezekiel by a lock of his hair, and the spirit of God brings him to Jerusalem in a vision. "This goddess was probably Ashteroth."[13]. Milton works all this up in these fine lines: -. D. Judgment of Jerusalem,Chapter 4 (Jerusalem is not destroyed at this time.) But Ezekiel could bring no message of comfort to them. Keil pointed out that this was not the worship of Adonis, or any other sun-god, but, "The worship of the heavenly bodies, against which Moses had warned the people (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3). This vision is a foreshadowing of the Babylonian attack in 586 BC. Idolatry in the Temple 8 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of Judah were sitting before me, … There are four abominations mentioned in the balance of the chapter, where they appear in an ascending order of offensiveness to God. v. 15 — He is a prophet to the captives. II. Apparently the elders of Judah were in Ezekiel's house when this vision occurred to him, and presumably they were there when it ended, and Ezekiel explained it to them. 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. You can follow thru in your copy of the Bible. The time of celebrating his return was usually observed at the time of the summer solstice (June 21). The cult apparently had its variations in several nations. In the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month - This, according to Abp. Ezekiel 24:20 " Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, " Just as the lying on his side for nearly a year, was a sign to the people. Ezekiel 8:3-6. Usury refers to interest on loans. "This date appears to be August-September, 592 B.C. About the same time he saw six men come from the higher gate with swords in their hands; and among them, one with an ink-horn. And behold the glory of the God of Israel,] i.e., The glorious God of Israel. God’s wrath for their idolatry. vv. The mourning period, whether long or short, was always followed by the most uninhibited, wildest celebration, amounting to as vulgar an orgy as could be imagined. Tammuz signifies hidden or obscure, and hence the worship of his image was in some secret place. "[17], "They put the branch to the nose ..." (Ezekiel 8:17). There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a place for some base idol. IV. Canon Cook stated that "The great popularity of this ancient cult rested in the fact that it inevitably led to unbridled license and excess. - Paradise Lost, 1:446. Of alienated Judah. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the image that I saw in the plain. The death of his wife and his actions were a sign, as well. The one topic here is the defilement of the Temple and God's removal from it. He went as commanded, and one of the cherubim gave him the coals; at the same time the glory of the Lord, that had removed to the threshold of the house, now returned, and stood over the cherubim. Verse 1. every man in his chambers of imagery? Et je vis, et voici, il vint sur eux des nerfs et de la chair, et de la peau les recouvrit par-dessus; mais il n’y avait pas de souffle en eux» (37:7, 8). Book of Ezekiel Chapter 8. Going thence to the court of the people, he sees through an opening in the wall seventy elders of the people, who were worshipping all sorts of beasts and reptiles, which were painted on the wall. Some say it was the image of Baal, which was placed in the temple by Manasses; others, that it was the image of Mars; and others, that it was the image of Tammuz or Adonis. Cook understood Ezekiel's use of "nose" instead of "mouth" here as designed to represent the practice, "In contemptuous and derogatory terms. In this chapter and the next, Ezekiel is shown the abominations in the temple. Commentary on Ezekiel 8:1-6 (Read Ezekiel 8:1-6) The glorious personage Ezekiel beheld in vision, seemed to take hold upon him, and he was conveyed in spirit to Jerusalem. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. He tells the truth at all times, and is no respecter of persons. In chapter nine, Ezekiel witnesses the destruction of the people of Jerusalem by God. Here he sits in his own home, and before him the elders of Judah have come apparently for counsel and information."[7]. There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a place for some base idol. EZEKIEL'S `JOURNEY' TO JERUSALEM (Ezekiel 8-11). The glory of God returns (chapter 43), sacrifices are resumed (chapters 44–46), and the land is restored to the people of Israel (chapters 47–48). "[15] Feinberg added that, "The worship of this god was connected with the basest immoralities. (2) The supernatural ministers of instruments of Israel's punishment appear in Ezekiel 9. Ezekiel 8:9. "The paganism visible in this vision does not appear to be any kind of blending of paganism with the true worship of God; but, on the other hand, "It was unalloyed idolatry practiced by the defectors from the true faith in God. A vision of the burning of the city. How surprising it is that the image of God's glory Should have been visible at all in the Temple. "[14] The weeping women, gazing upon the naked statue of Tammuz (or Adonis), in time worked themselves into a frenzy of passionate desire. Beasley-Murray calculated the interval from the first vision that came to Ezekiel at the river Chebar as "fourteen months";[3] however, Plumptre stated that it was only thirteen months. They put the branch to their nose - This is supposed to mean some branch or branches, which they carried in succession in honor of the idol, and with which they covered their faces, or from which they inhaled a pleasant smell, the branches being odoriferous. Hence it was the image of him who fell a victim to jealousy. This is the sum and intent of the vision in these four chapters. As he returned to the court of the priests, between the porch and the altar, he saw twenty-five men with their backs to the sanctuary and their faces towards the east, worshipping the rising sun. Omnigenumque Deum monstra, et latrator Anubis. “Rival prophets were foretelling a speedy return to a flourishing Jerusalem (Ezekiel 24; 13.16; Jeremiah 28.1-4; 29.8,9,15,21).” (Wright) iii. These are the general contents of the ninth chapter. viii. 7, 8 — God warns of the reaction to and the reception of the message of Ezekiel. The whole was presented in vision to the prophet. 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