Index: Ezekiel

Ezekiel is a collection of prophetic oracles. They were most likely delivered orally at various dates and only later combined into a written volume.

Ezekiel 4:12
"This verse is disgusting! What's it doing in the Word of God?"
Ezekiel 5:5
Does this verse teach a flat earth?
Ezekiel 5:10
Does this passage endorse cannibalism?
Ezekiel 12:10
Was this prophecy fulfilled?
Ezekiel 14:9
How can God deceive his own prophet?
Ezekiel 14:14, 20, 28:3
Does Ezekiel refer to Daniel -- or to a pagan figure?
Ezekiel 18:20
Do children pay for the sins of their fathers, or not?
Ezekiel 20:3
Does this verse indicate that God is not omniscient?
Ezekiel 20:25
Is God the source of evil?
Ezekiel 20:26
Does God endorse human sacrifice?
Ezekiel 24:14
Does God change his mind?
Ezekiel 26
A Defense of the Tyre Prophecy
Ezekiel 28:12-19
Is this a description of Satan?
Ezekiel 29:11-12
Was this fulfilled?
Ezekiel 29:15
Egypt shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations; for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. One Skeptic observes that "Egypt has never been the basest of nations, and in the 1820’s Egypt conquered and ruled the Sudan, another nation." Egypt was certainly humbled to a very great degree, and so after Egypt got back from Babylon, it was quite low on the Near Eastern "baseness" list. Which nation of the kingdoms in power in Ezekiel's time would we place below it, and why? In regards to exalting itself, all the text is asserting is that Egypt would never again be a world power. Notice that it says it will not exalt itself over the nations (plural), not any nation. Conquering Sudan, a nation of poverty with it's own problems, hardly violates this prophecy.

Of more relevance is that Egypt is not ruled by those who were native Egyptians. The true Egyptians, who are now called Copts, are a minority in that nation and have not been in charge of anything for centuries -- so it would not have been them who ruled over Sudan. The modern nation would not be recognized as "Egypt" as known by the people of the Biblical time; they'd see it as an entirely different nation.

Ezekiel 29:16
Israel will no longer expect any help from Egypt. Whenever she thinks of asking for it, therefore she will remember her sin in seeking it before. One Skeptic says, "Recent agreements between Israel and Egypt destroyed the validity of this prophecy." They’ve done no such thing. This verse is talking about Israel asking for military help, as they did in ages past before Arabs were the primary residents of Egypt. All Israel and Egypt have agreed to do these days is not war against each other. They have not asked Egypt for military help, and neither are they likely to in the future, as Egypt would be unwilling to fight against their Arab and Islamic brethren.
Ezekiel 39:10
Is God endorsing robbery?