Ezekiel 46 – “Laws of the Prince; Places for Priestly Cooking”

beef-stew meat cookingHebrew-English Text

I. Summary

Ezekiel teaches the laws of the gate, offerings, and inheritances of the prince. Yahweh shows Ezekiel the places in the temple for cooking.

II. Photo

Yahweh teaches Ezekiel: “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering” (v. 20).

III. Select Verses

8: When the prince enters, he shall come in by the vestibule of the gate, and he shall go out by the same way.

9: When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed festivals, whoever enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate; and whoever enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: they shall not return by way of the gate by which they entered, but shall go out straight ahead.

13-14:  He shall provide a lamb, a yearling, without blemish, for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning he shall provide it.  And he shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning regularly, one-sixth of an ephah, and one-third of a hin of oil to moisten the choice flour, as a grain offering to the LORD; this is the ordinance for all time.

18: The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people, thrusting them out of their holding; he shall give his sons their inheritance out of his own holding, so that none of my people shall be dispossessed of their holding.

20: He said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so communicate holiness to the people.”

IV. Outline

1-15. Yahweh’s rules #1

    1-12. The prince

        1-3. The prince’s eastern temple gate for the Sabbath and new moons

        4-5. The prince’s sabbath offerings

        6-7. The prince’s new moon offerings

        8. The prince shall enter and exit through his gate

        9. The people shall enter the south gate but exit the north gate

        10. The prince’s entrance and exit on the holidays

        11. The prince’s meal offering for the holidays

        12. The prince’s gate can be opened for his free will offerings

    13-15. The daily lamb offering

16-18. Yahew’s rules #2: princely gifting and inheritances

19-24. Yahweh guides Ezekiel

    19-20. The place for cooking and baking the guilt, sin, and grain offerings

    21-24. The four places for cooking the peoples’ sacrifices

V. Comment

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VI. Works Used

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