Study the book of Ezekiel in the Bible when you use this printable outline to discover historical events, timelines and themes.
DIGGING DEEP FOR UNDERSTANDING
Historically, there’s so much in the Old Testament to unpack…So if you’re confused, join the club.
I was content with reading the Bible and brushing off the history-type elements for YEARS of my life as if they didn’t really matter much. But guess what, if you want to grow spiritually, these facts matter!
There’s good news and bad news:
The good news is that I can help you. The bad news is that the Bible is so complex, you’ll have to be patient! It will take time to learn these things.
If you really want to dig deep, there is no crash course. Spiritual growth is a discipline, and with any discipline, it will require a lot of work on your part.
But if you’re ready to do a little thinking (which I think you are!), I know you will enjoy going on this life-long journey of learning how to dig for treasure in your Bible.
THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL IN THE BIBLE
Ok, so if you haven’t followed along since the beginning, you might want to go back and start at Genesis with me. Otherwise, here we go!
Ezekiel is a priest and prophet from the Israelite tribe of Levi. He was born in the southern kingdom of Judah around 620 BC during the time right after the Israelite kingdom has been exiled to Assyria.
Eventually the nation of Babylon overthrows Assyria and then proceeds to overthrow Judah as well. So by the time we reach 586 BC, all Israelites (from Judah and Israel) are in Babylonian captivity.
There are three groups in Judah that are taken captive before the entire nation of Judah is overthrown.
JUDAH EXILED TO BABYLON:
- 1st Group Exiled: 605 BC (the prophet Daniel is taken with this group)
- 2nd Group Exiled: 597 BC (the prophet Ezekiel is taken with this group)
3rd/Final Group Exiled: 596 BC (the prophet Obadiah is taken with this group)
The book of Ezekiel focuses on his story. Ezekiel’s ministry starts after he’s taken captive and ends right before his death (also during exile). Ezekiel is known for his strange visions and rituals he undergoes as a prophet to God.
Many of his teachings come through the form of parables (which we will see again through Jesus’ ministry).
There’s a lot to unpack, so I’m here to help. While I can’t give you all the answers in this overview, I can break down the main ideas as you read along.
Open up your Bible, read through the book of Ezekiel and print out these visual notes to guide you as you read.
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You can find all of my Bible Timelines as I work my way through the ENTIRE BIBLE in my shop.
For more Biblical history, check out these other posts:
- Understanding the Old Testament Timeline
- Genesis Printables
- Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs
- Isaiah Printables
- Jeremiah and Lamentations Printables
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