Ezekiel Chapter 4Apr 7th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Miscellanious Topics, Prophetic
Ezekiel Chapter 4
This Bible study on the 4th Chapter of Ezekiel is significant in that it proves that the period of the Kings (Saul to Zedekiah) is 513 years. This is an important figure in Chronology. Ezekiel is instructed to make special cakes to eat and to lie on his side for 390 days. We are told that the 390 days prefigure 390 years. Which is where we get the usage of a day for a year in prophetic matters. We have the 40 year reign each of Saul, David and Solomon, which gives us 120 years. Then we have 3 years of Rehoboam before the dividing of the land. We are now at 123 years. It is from this point that the 390 years comes into play, terminating in the reign of Zedekiah the last king of Israel. The division of the Kingdom in Rehoboam’s day was 996 BC and 390 years later would bring us to 606 BC the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. The prophecy also talks about a 40 year period which corresponds to the 13th year of Josiah King of Judah. What happened at this date? Josiah started his great reformation cleansing out the land of idolatry and held a great Passover. Also this was the year Jeremiah the great prophet started his ministry. At the end of the 40 years the land lay desolate.
This study was given June 2, 1985