jr chap. 2 p. 18 par. 9 Serving in “the Final Part of the Days”
- Just as Jeremiah’s delivering of such messages did not change the Jews, so it did not alter the fact that surrounding nations were jostling to gain ascendancy. In 632 B.C.E., the combined forces of the Babylonians and the Medes conquered Nineveh, the Assyrian capital. Three years later, Pharaoh Necho of Egypt led his army north to assist the beleaguered Assyrians. For reasons not stated in the Bible, Josiah tried to turn the Egyptian forces back at Megiddo, but he was mortally wounded. (2 Chron. 35:20-24)
PURE WORSHIP OF JEHOVAH RESTORED AT LAST! P 14
- AN OVERVIEW OF EZEKIEL Generally speaking, the book of Ezekiel may be divided as follows:
CHAPTERS 1 TO 3 In 613 B.C.E., while living among the Jewish exiles in Babylon, Ezekiel sees visions of Jehovah and is commissioned to prophesy to the Jews living by the river Chebar.
CHAPTERS 4 TO 24 Between 613 and 609 B.C.E., Ezekiel delivers prophetic messages consisting primarily of judgment against Jerusalem and her rebellious, idolatrous people.
CHAPTERS 25 TO 32 Starting in 609 B.C.E., the year the final Babylonian siege of Jerusalem began, Ezekiel’s message of judgment shifts from Jerusalem to surrounding enemy nations—Ammon, Edom, Egypt, Moab, Philistia, Sidon, and Tyre.
CHAPTERS 33 TO 48
Starting in 606 B.C.E., with Jerusalem and its temple lying in ruins hundreds of miles away, Ezekiel focuses on a message
of hope—the thrilling restoration of the pure worship of Jehovah God.