Book of Ezekiel Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Ezekiel Chapter by Chapter Summary.




DATE WRITTEN: 592 – 570

AUTHOR: Ezekiel


God’s Faithfulness and Mercy. Warning Against Rebellion. Messages of warning and comfort to the Jews in their captivity.


Ezekiel and God.


2:3-6: He said: ‘Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’ And whether they listen or fail to listen-for they are a rebellious house-they will know that a prophet has been among them.

18:4: For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son-both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

28:12-14: You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.

33:11: Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?

48:35: And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE.


Book of Ezekiel known to be written by prophet Ezekiel and is placed immediately after Lamentation in OT. It is composed of 48 chapters divided almost half before and after the fall of Jerusalem. Ezekiel was given prophethood at an age thirty after he saw a majestic vision of God’s glory during his captivation in Babylon. He was taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar at the age of twenty-five. He spent five years in Babylon in great distress. God called Ezekiel to serve as a guard for His people and to inform them the reasons for their misery and to renew their hope in God’s promises. Ezekiel does this but in different ways. He speaks in fables and allegories. He has extraordinary visions and dreams. He falls into trances, loses his ability to speak for a time, and engages in other strange behaviors such as tying himself to the ground for many days, shaving his head and burning the hair. He has visions of God appearing like a Man accompanying fire and angelic beings with four faces, wings, hands, and wheels that contained all-seeing eyes. Ezekiel believed that the old idea of children being punished for their father’s sins was wrong and he says that a righteous man who does what is just and right, he will surely live as in chapter 18:5-9 and that God said that He would judge people, each one according to his ways as in chapter 18:30. This book can be broadly divided into four parts chapters 1-24 as prophecies on the destruction of Jerusalem
, Chapters 25-32 as prophecies of Lord’s judgment on nearby nations
, chapter 33 as a last call for repentance to Israel and 
Chapters 34-48 as prophecies concerning the future restoration of Israel.