Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,
says Yahweh of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory?
Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:9-10
BACKGROUND NOTE: The world-changing Battle of Carchemish was fought and won in 605 B.C. by Nebuchadnezzar, prince and soon to be king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire.
However, despite Jeremiah's warnings (e.g., 22:13-19), Judah twice rebels, forcing Nebuchadnezzar to return and put down the rebellion. There were three primary Judean deportations to Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar.
Therefore, Ezekiel is in Babylon during his prophetic ministry, and many of his prophecies are directed against those still left in Jerusalem and Judah. His last dated discourse is delivered in 570 B.C., some years after the fall of Jerusalem.
Yahweh names four judgments that he would send upon Jerusalem. Two of them are the sword and famine. Can you name the other two?
Describe the four faces on each of the cherubim who take part in Ezekiel's visions.
In one of Ezekiel's visions he is taken into the temple. There to his astonishment he sees women weeping. For whom are they weeping?
Two princes of Israel, Jaazaniah and Pelatiah, are singled out as evil men. Ezekiel is to prophesy against them. Why?
To which two cities does this "word of Yahweh" refer: "There were two women, the daughters of one mother. They committed harlotry in Egypt . . . Their names: Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister."
In the year 585, the 12th year of the captivity, Ezekiel receives news which marks a turning point in his ministry. Up to this time his message has not been well-received, but from this time on his prophecies begin to bear fruit, and Israel is purged of its idolatry. What is this news?
Ezekiel mentions three wonderful spiritual works that God will perform in connection with Israel's restoration. What are they?
One of the object lessons God has Ezekiel perform is to take two sticks and write, "For Judah," on one and, "For Joseph," on the other. Then he joins them together. What does the Lord say is the meaning of this object lesson?
According to Ezekiel's final vision, what will be the new name for Jerusalem?
Note 1: Ezekiel has fourteen dated prophecies, that is, there are fourteen places where he states the date on which he received that revelation from God. The following chronology questions are limited to those prophecies. We have selected twelve of the fourteen. Commentators generally convert Ezekiel's method of stating the date to our Julian calendar. We place the converted dates in our answers to the quiz questions and take the data from Ezekiel by Lamar Eugene Cooper, Sr. in The New American Commentary (1994).
Note 2: Most will find these chronology questions more difficult than most of the questions in our Bible quizzes. For those who want to take up the challenge, a quick scan of Ezekiel is probably necessary. However, every item used in these questions is specifically dated by Ezekiel in a manner such as this: "Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month...On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile..." (1:1-2). Thus it is possible to put these events in proper chronological order.
DIRECTIONS FOR CHRONOLOGY QUESTIONS: For the questions to follow, first click the "Activate" button. Then place the mouse on the event you want to move. Press and hold the left mouse button and drag the event up or down to the position where you want it. Click the "Submit" button at any time. That displays the items you have in the correct position in red. Clicking the "Correct Answer" button opens a window that displays all the items in correct chronological order.
Put the following five events in proper chronological order.
Put the following four events in proper chronological order.
Put the following four events in proper chronological order:
For a special challenge, combine questions 14-16 to put all twelve events in chronological order.
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