The following work is a brief exegetical, theological, and devotional examination of the OldTestament book of Ezekiel that was produced as supplemental notes for my church Bible studygroup where we worked through the text of Ezekiel from January through September of 2010.These notes include many questions for reflection and follow the text carefully passage-by- passage suggesting points of particular note (historical, theological, exegetical, philosophical,devotional, pragmatic), related passages both in the OT and NT and points to ponder in relationto the text. There is an all too brief bibliography of works cited where one can find some helpfulcommentaries and other resources pertinent to the study of Ezekiel.The English text that was used for particular quotations in order to have some sense of continuityand a unified text in congregational reading was the
New International Version
(1977). However,I have tried everywhere to work with the original Hebrew text using the
as the base text with due consideration of the
recensions, Syriac, Vulgate,and Targumim. While the notes do not contain much information with regard to these linguisticfeatures, nor to the history of the text, yet this is simply due to the nature of the notes as such.This is not to suggest that this was not a significant part of the work that lay behind this project, but only that it was not pertinent to providing such information for a congregational setting thatneeded some form of devotional supplemental materials.These notes were developed to enhance the Wednesday night studies and are not in any wayconstitutive of the full content actually covered in those sessions. They offer material that it wasfelt might provide opportunity for further reflection outside of the church setting and it hasalready been demonstrated in our congregation’s life that this has proven to be effective as asupplement.It is hoped that this brief booklet will be a resource for others in furthering their own personalstudy of this marvelous prophet of the Spirit and will offer some further insights to spur onreflection and passion for the word of God and the life of the Spirit...that we may all knowYahweh!Rick Wadholm Jr.
Karlstad Assembly of God
October 09, 20103