EZEKIEL’S FAMOUS vision of the valley of dry bones has a deeper secondary meaning — a message for a supernatural audience that had conned Israel’s pagan neighbors into believing their ancestors were divine and could return to the land of the living.
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JUST AS God used the king of Tyre to describe His judgment against the rebel from Eden, the “anointed guardian cherub,” He used the pharaoh of Egypt to describe His judgment against the spirit of chaos, which was represented by the sea monster Leviathan.
ONE OF the most cryptic and fascinating sections in the entire Bible is the focus of our study this week: On the surface, it’s a message from God to the Prince of Tyre, who, at the time of Ezekiel, was a man named Ithobaal III. However, it’s clear from the context that this was really directed at the divine rebel from Eden.