Comparsion of Passages in the Book of Ezekial and the Book of Revelation

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This term paper will attempt to compare specific biblical passages from the book of Ezekiel to specific passages in the book of Revelation. These passages are comparable due to their similar use of language, visions, and symbolism. The book of Ezekiel was written by the prophet Ezekiel who was a priest. The New American Standard Study Bible suggests this book was written approximately between 597—586 B.C. It is generally divided into three sections following the introduction. The first section, chapters 4—24, discusses the judgment on the nation of Judah. The second section, chapters 25—32, expresses judgment on the surrounding nations. The third section, chapters 33—48, encompasses the future blessing of God’s Covenant People. …show more content…

The prophet Ezekiel mentions he was “among the exiles.” The word exile in Hebrew is Gola which can also mean captivity, exile, or captives (Barnes Notes, 1997). I, John, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Rev. 1:9) While analyzing the verse, we learn that John the Apostle is undergoing tribulation for testifying his faith. The Greek word Thlibo connotes “anguish, persecution, and trouble” (Strongs Numbers and Concordance with Greek and Hebrew Dictionary, 1994). According to Barnes notes of the PC Study Bible, ancient documents state that the apostle was cast into boiling oil in Rome but was not injured. Following this punishment Domitian exiled him to the Island of Patmos in 94 A.D. Patmos was a small island between Icaria and Promontory of Miletus, and was a place where ancient Rome sent their exiles. John was sent to this island for preaching the gospel and giving “the testimony of Jesus.” Testimony or Arturia in Greek means ‘to witness’ (Fosset, 1998). Ezekiel and John were thus both traditionally seen as exiles. Ezekiel was exiled because he was taken captive by the Babylonians. This is referenced in 2 Kings 24:15.
So he led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon; also the king's mother and the king's

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