Notes On The Lord God

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“1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know…show more content…
And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.’” Background of the book of Ezekiel The book of Ezekiel covers the dates between Ezekiel’s call in July 593 B.C. through his last vision in April 571 B.C. Before the book of Ezekiel can be properly understood some previous dates must first be discussed. When King Solomon died the nation of Israel split into two kingdoms. The first kingdom was still known as Israel, the Northern Kingdom, whose capital was Samaria. The second kingdom became known by the name of the tribe of Judah, the Southern Kingdom, whose capital was Jerusalem. Israel fell to the nation of Assyria in 722 B.C. In 604 B.C. Josiah became king of Judah. Josiah attempted to have a revival in the nation. Though it worked superficially, it was not a genuine revival for the nation. Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, fell in 612 B.C. Most in the nation of Israel took this as a sign that Josiah’s reforms had work. Josiah took the fall of Assyria as
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