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Gilbert House Fellowship #193: Ezekiel 15-18

THE HARSHEST criticism of Israel we’ve encountered so far is the focus of this week’s study. God calls the people of Judah a prostitute — except that prostitutes get paid, and Judah, said God, had been whoring with other gods for free.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #192: Ezekiel 12-14

THE FAITHLESS prophets and elders of Israel were singled out by Yahweh for special condemnation in this week’s reading. We discuss those who should have been looking after the spiritual health of God’s chosen people, but who allowed Israel and Judah to fall into forbidden religious practices.

One of these was the “hunt for souls,” something the women of Judah engaged in that was apparently related to necromancy rituals common in the ancient Near East.

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