Ezekiel proclaims hope and encouragement for Judah in the future.
Jerusalem’s captivity is announced, thus shifting Ezekiel’s focus.
Israel will be restored to the land through a covenant of peace.
The reason for Israel’s removal from the land is reviewed.
The provision for Israel’s restoration to the land is revealed.
Israel’s false shepherds will be judged and the flock removed from their care.
Yahweh will deliver Israel through a covenant of peace and rule over them as the True Shepherd.
The process of Israel’s restoration to the land is set forth.
The Promised Land will be delivered from Israel’s enemies and filled with Yahweh’s people.
The people of promise will be spiritually renewed for acceptable obedience unto full blessing in the land.
The people will be reunited as one kingdom under one King, Messiah-David.
Yahweh will put down a final attempt of foreigners to possess the land.
Israel will worship in a temple indwelt by the glory of Yahweh.
The area of the temple is described.
A commission to declare the temple is given to Ezekiel.
The gateways of the temple are measured.
The tables of sacrifice are measured.
The chambers for singers and priests are viewed.
The inner court and vestibule are measured.
The sanctuary and bordering chambers are measured.
The whole temple and its sanctuary are described and measured.
The chambers for the priests to partake of the sacrifices are described.
The outer perimeter of the temple is measured.
The return of the glory of Yahweh is depicted.
The glory of Yahweh entered and filled the temple.
Assurance of Yahweh’s permanent residence is given.
The service of the temple is delineated.
Ezekiel is told to describe the temple to Israel for their encouragement and motivation.
The altar is measured and instructions for its consecration are given.
The closure of the east gate is explained.
Regulations for admittance to the temple are given.
Laws governing the priests are given.
The offending Levites will perform general service.
The faithful Zadokites will be granted special
33:21—48:35 33:21–22 33:23—39:29 33:23–33 34:1–31
38:1—39:29 40:1—48:35 40:1—42:20
40:1–5 40:6–37 40:38–43 40:44–46 40:47–49 41:1–11
42:1–14 42:15–20 43:1–9 43:1–5 43:6–9 43:10—46:24
43:13–27 44:1–3 44:4–9 44:10–31