Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Ezekiel: Chapter Summary
The Inscription of the book. Who was Ezekiel? Whether Buzi was a prophet? Ezekiel prophesied in Chaldea near the river Chebar. His erudition and talent. He was a contemporary of Jeremiah. His death, 1. The argument of the book, 2. The difficulty of its style, 3. Inquiry is made after the time in which he prophesied. The thirtieth year in Ezekiel 1:1, whether it was from the birth of the Prophet, or the entrance of Nabopolassar? 4. Ezekiel was opposed by the False Prophets in Judah, 5. The order of the book, 6. It has four parts: I. The Calling of Ezekiel to the Prophetic office to be attended to among the captives in Babylon (Ezekiel 1:1-3:15). II. The Visions of the Prophet concerning the destruction of the Jewish people (Ezekiel 3:16-24:27). III. Prophetic Visions against various nations, and again against the people of Israel (Ezekiel 25-39). IV. A Prophecy of the restoration of the Church, Kingdom, and people through Christ (Ezekiel 40-48). A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Hebrew, 7.