Previous Lessons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Read Ezekiel 38-39
Questions to Consider
1. Review your notes from our last lesson and be reminded of the things that lead into, and set the stage for, this week’s passage.
2. Using a good Bible map of your choosing, attempt to locate all of the geographical places mentioned in 38-39. Where were each of these places in relation to Israel?
3. Read chapters 38-39.
In your own words, summarize the events that take place in these two chapters. Use your cross-references to help you gain better understanding.
Are 38-39 a “near” prophecy (something that will happen right away to Ezekiel’s original audience) or a “far” prophecy (something that will happen far in the future, perhaps at the second coming of Christ, or in eternity), or a bit of both? Have any/all of these events taken place yet? Cite the verses that back up your answers.
4. What can we learn about the nature and character of God from this passage?
5. Once you feel like you have a good handle on this passage, you might wish to examine these resources for a little more insight:
What are Gog and Magog? at Got Questions
Who are Meshech and Tubal in the Bible? at Got Questions
Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 in the Geneva Study Bible
Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 in John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 in Matthew Henry’s Commentary
• Add 38:23, 39:6,7,22,28 to your “And you/they shall know that I am the Lord” list. Write down who will know that He is the Lord, what will cause them to know He is the Lord, and why God wants them to know He is the Lord.