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Brother V 05-06-2010 04:49 PM

Day 250. Ezekiel 25-27
Ezekiel 25-27

Ezekiel 25

The long anticipated Ezekiel 25.

2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

God is mad at the Ammonites because they were mean to Israel.

6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;

7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Because the Ammonites were happy when Israel (both kingdoms) suffered, God is going to blot out the memory of the Ammonites. Oddly, he did a relatively good job. The Ammonites really aren't mentioned anywhere in history, other than in the Bible.

10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.

In order to truly remove the Ammonites from all existence, they must be removed from the Bible.

11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

God is going to take out Moab next.

15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.

The Philistines are the Palestinians. They aren't quite destroyed yet.

17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.


There's nothing about shepherds in there. There's nothing about poison. What bible is he reading from?

Ezekiel 26

2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:

3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

Tyrus is a town in Lebanon.

7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.

It's actually NebuchadNezzar.

Nebuchadnezzar attacked Tyre from 586 to 573 BC, without success. A compromise was reached, whereby Tyre paid tribute to the Babylonians. It did eventually fall to the Persians.

17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!

Although, maybe it wasn't fully destroyed. At least our God was smart enough to not say that he was going to remove Tyrus out of the memory of mankind.

18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.

We don't necessarily know who these isles were.

21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.


Ezekiel 27

Zeke is again told to talk about Tyrus.

3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

Tyrus was apparently a very nice city.

Verses 5 through 9 discuss the ships and sailors of Tyre.

Verses 12 through 24 discuss the people who traded there.

24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

I didn't realize blue jeans were a popular commodity back then.

27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.

Alexander the great did siege the city for seven months in 322 BC.

36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.

This would have to be prophecy that hasn't happened yet, as Tyre still exists.

So what have we learned today?

1. Movies don't really know the bible.

2. Sometimes, the bible is the only place that keeps the memory alive of places that are to be blotted out from history.

3. Tyrus was a great trading city. It will be destroyed, and built again and again.


Cranky Old Man 05-06-2010 05:10 PM

Re: Day 250. Ezekiel 25-27
Impressed as always!

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