Seven days was the length of time that the Jews usually mourned for their dead ( Genesis 50:10; Numbers 19:11; Job 2:13), and it was the time it took to consecrate a priest ( Leviticus 8:33). 6 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem. Hillerum de Arcano Kethib & Keri, l. 2. p. 329. ; and the "Keri" is confirmed by the Targum, which we follow. I have also listed up to 15 things you can learn particularly from this verse of the Holy Bible. (Haydock) --- Many suppose that he never spoke. 15.Tel-abib — This was the name of the village where most of the Hebrew community seems to have resided, on the river Chebar. For it seems the captive Jews were disposed of at different ", "For a week he struggles inwardly with Yahweh, with his calling, and with the message he is charged to proclaim. ... Ezekiel 36:26(NASB) Verse Thoughts. I came to them of the captivity - Because the hand of the Lord was strong upon him and supported him, he soon reached the place. Chebar. It is perhaps significant that seven days was required for the consecration of a priest (Leviticus 8:33). people were in; and, above all, at the dreadful things he had to of a place, as Jarchi and Kimchi observe; as were Telmelah, and 3 Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? them seven days: Ezekiel 3:15. Ezekiel (/ ɪ ˈ z iː k i əl /; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאל ‎ Yĕḥezqēʾl [jəħ.ɛzˈqeːl]; in the Septuagint written in Koinē Greek: Ἰεζεκιήλ Iezekiḗl [i.ɛ.zɛ.kiˈel]) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.. The text is rather [ wa'eesheer (Hebrew #7788) from shuwr (Hebrew #7788), to look] 'I beheld them sitting there', (Gesenius); or 'And those that were settled there,' namely, the older settlers, as distinguished from the more recent ones alluded to in the previous clause. Whatever the prophet"s relationship to the rest of the exiles in the past, when he finally submits, he is a man set apart, under orders from God. Ezekiel 3:15. Then I came to them of the captivity — To those of my countrymen who were captives, at Tel-abib. And the famous Ezekiel should be called Jehezkel or Jehezekel as well, because that's a much closer transliteration. Ezekiel 47 is the forty-seventh chapter of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.. Tel means an 'elevation.' What we have mentioned must be especially remembered, that the Prophet was beheld in that sad and sorrowful countenance, and was silent for seven days. The text is rather, “I beheld them sitting there” [Gesenius]; or, “And those that were settled there,” namely, the older settlers, as distinguished from the more recent ones alluded to in the previous clause. letola chib, "to the hill Chib," or the hill of grief. the fourth month when Ezekiel was here, and there could no ears Ezekiel 3:15 KJ21 Then I came to those of the captivity at Telabib, who dwelt by the River of Chebar; and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. Had he gone in a better spirit he had probably been employed in his work as soon as he had gained the place of labor. The lesser known Ezekiel is a priest in the time of King David (1 Chronicles 24:16). This was the Chebar whither he was sent. i. And I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.’. Delitzsch, “Forest Hill;” more recently, “Mound of the Storm” (Pinches), or, “Hill of the Deluge” (Haupt). Skulking and lurking, or at least not acting according to my prophetic function, and the gift bestowed upon me, which I ought to have stirred up and exercised for the good of my fellow captives. among the captives, and remained there astonished among Question: "What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37?" . ‘Three days’ would mean anything from one and a half days to six days, ‘seven days’ would indicate a little longer period. Seven days - Perhaps God kept him all this time without an immediate revelation, that the bitterness and heat of spirit of which he speaks above might be subdued, and that he might speak God's words in God's own Spirit. (Ezek. Or he might The vision was over, and he found himself, as if carried by the wind, before the very people whom Jehovah had commanded him to rebuke. Whatever it was, we see that this silence was a preparation for the discharge of his duty with greater fruit and efficacy, since his speech ought afterwards to be received with greater reverence when he had been silent for seven days, Then he says, I came to the exiles who sat in Thelabib I willingly accord with the opinion of those who take this for the name of a place, and ancient interpreters even have left these two words. But they were his neighbors and countrymen, and companions in affliction, and for seven days the prophet remained silent. So many days Job's friends kept silence, when they came to visit him, and saw his distress, Job 2:13. The Babylonians may have situated them there to rebuild and repopulate the site and to reclaim its land. --- Mourning; or Protestants, "astonished," like Job's friends, for people dead in sin. (rva) is from (hrv) , which in Chaldee signifies to And I sat where they sat — This translation is according to the Vulgate, sedi, ubi illi sedebant. The hearts of the people will have been changed (Ezekiel 36:26–27), and even Gentiles have a place in the restored kingdom (Ezekiel 47:22). - Syriac. Hereafter his people could expect no more idle or mundane chatter from him. dwell F19; and the "Keri" is confirmed by the ‘Then I came to those of the captivity at Tel-Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar, and to where they dwelt. Physically he lived among his own people, but spiritually he would operate in another realm, a zone governed by divine realities. The Targum renders it, "silent"; through grief But they were his neighbors and countrymen, and companions in affliction, and for seven days the prophet remained silent. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet/priest Ezekiel, and is one of the Books of the Prophets. Telharsa, ( Ezra 2:59 ) ( Nehemiah Their Septuagint version has μετέωρον , as if it meant “lofty.” תלל, thelel, signifies to elevate, but it ought to be תלול, thelol, if the Prophet meant that he was exalted, but this is not suitable, since he rather asserts that he was like the rest of mankind after the vision was withdrawn. Ezekiel 3:17-19 New International Version (NIV). In this section, “God [is] sending Ezekiel out into the plain ― into a wilderness beyond the city ― and gives to him a series of directions that Ezekiel is supposed to enact.” The ten tribes had been long since carried away by Shalmaneser king of Asyria, and settled on the Chabor or Habor (2 Kings 18:6). Toy translates the latter half of the verse, “and sat there among them seven days dismayed.”, — Kautzsch, “staring;” that is, dumb and motionless. The word implies a fixed and determined silence. and which was the first month with the Jews; whereas it was in Remained there astonished; either at the sight of that woeful change of the Jews from freedom and honour to servitude and shame; or astonished at foresight of that which the roll contained, or at the Jews’ impenitence and unreformed manner of living under all these afflictions. Not the Chebar of Ezekiel 1:3. Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. “To be silent was the characteristic of mourners (Lamentations 3:28); to sit, their proper attitude (Isaiah 3:26; Lamentations 1:1); seven days, the set time of mourning (Job 2:13).” By this act the prophet shows his deep sympathy with his people in their affliction. This does not seem to have been a silence commanded of God, such as occurred later (, ). Ezekiel 23 is the twenty-third chapter of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet/priest Ezekiel, and is one of the Books of the Prophets.This chapter forms part of a series of "predictions regarding the fall of Jerusalem", and is written in the form of a message delivered by God to Ezekiel. Compare the use in Genesis for ‘three day’ and ‘seven day’ journeys). Although they have come out of the fire, the fire will yet consume them. By — On that part of the river Chebar, which runs west-ward of Tel-abib. Ezekiel 23:20 Meaning. Salem Media Group. Ezekiel 3:13. Tel-abib - אביב תל "a heap of corn." So the Vulgate: acervum novarum frugum, "a heap of new fruits." so Kimchi interprets it of the hand of prophecy; the Spirit of the Lord, as a spirit of prophecy, came upon him, with great impulse upon his spirit, and he could not refuse going to his people, to declare it to them. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Question: "What does Ezekiel 20:25 mean when God says, ‘I gave them statutes that were not good’?" See note on Ezekiel 1:3; the modern Khabour, a tributary of the Euphrates, forty-five miles from Babylon. Since "Tel" can mean "ruined mound," it is possible that the Jewish exiles lived at the site of a destroyed or abandoned city. (Calmet) --- Tel means "a heap," and abib "new corn." The prophet was before at some distance from this place, though on the same river, and these therefore must have been a distinct colony of captives from those mentioned Ezekiel 1:1; Ezekiel 1:3 : see Ezekiel 3:23 of this chapter. Perhaps he was physically overcome by the vision, perhaps humility and lack of, self-confidence may partially explain this conduct, but more probably it was a deep repugnance to the task assigned him. Targum, which we follow. 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