V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Ezekiel's Vision Call (1:1-3:27)
    1. When and Where It Happened (1:1-3)
    2. Vision of God (1:4-28)
    3. Ezekiel's Call and Commissioning (2:1-3:27)
  2. Four Acted Parables (4:1-5:17)
    1. Siege of Jerusalem Depicted (4:1-3)
    2. Length of the Exile Demonstrated (4:4-8)
    3. Rationing During the Exile Dramatized (4:9-17)
    4. The People's Destruction and Dispersion (5:1-4)
    5. Consequences of God's Judgment Discussed (5:5-17)
  3. Oracles Against Judah's Wicked High Places (6:1-14)
  4. Doom Is at Hand (7:1-27)
  5. Ezekiel's Return in Vision to Jerusalem (8:1-11:25)
    1. Four Foul Abominations in the Temple (8:1-18)
    2. Death Pronounced Upon Jerusalem (9:1-11)
    3. The Glory of Yahweh Leaves the Temple and Jerusalem (10:1-22)
    4. Judgment Upon the Wicked Leaders (11:1-15)
    5. Divine Promise of Judah's Restoration (11:16-25)
  6. More Acted Parables (12:1-28)
    1. Exile Journey Dramatized (12:1-16)
    2. Fear and Trembling Before the Approaching Enemy (12:17-20)
    3. The Vision of Destruction Will Not Be Delayed (12:21-28)
  7. Oracles of Divine Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah (13:1-24:27)
    1. Judgment on False Prophets and Idolatry (13:1-14:23)
    2. Jerusalem Depicted as a Useless Vine (15:1-8)
    3. Jerusalem as the Unfaithful Bride (16:1-63)
    4. Allegory of the Two Eagles and the Vine (17:1-24)
    5. Alibis Do Not Work (18:1-32)
    6. An Allegorical Lament Over Jerusalem's Leaders (19:1-14)
    7. God's Heartbreak Over Judah's Rebellion (20:1-49)
    8. Babylon as God's Instrument of Judgment (21:1-32)
    9. More Judgment Against Jerusalem (22:1-31)
    10. Israel and Judah, the Harlot Sisters (23:1-49)
    11. Allegory of the Cooking Pot (24:1-14)
    12. Death of Ezekiel's Wife and Mourning of the Exile (24:15-27)
  8. Judgment Pronounced Against the Nations (25:1-32:32)
    1. Judgment Against Surrounding Nations (25:1-17)
    2. Judgment Against Tyre and Sidon (26:1-28:26)
    3. Judgment Against Egypt (29:1-32:32)
  9. The Promise of Israel's Restoration (33:1-39:29)
    1. Ezekiel as God's Watchman (33:1-33)
    2. Judgment on the Bad Shepherds of Judah (34:1-31)
    3. Another Judgment Against Edom (35:1-15)
    4. Divine Consolation and Hope to Judah (36:1-38)
    5. The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones (37:1-28)
    6. Gog and Magog (38:1-39:29)
  10. Vision of the New Jerusalem (40:1-48:35)
    1. The Restored Temple (40:1-42:20)
    2. The Return of God's Glory (43:1-27)
    3. The New Priesthood (44:1-31)
    4. New Rules for the New Temple (45:1-46:24)
    5. New Life From the New Temple (47:1-12)
    6. New Boundaries for the New Land (47:13-48:29)
    7. The New Name for the New Jerusalem (48:30-35)