Ezekiel’s Prophecy of the new Temple
Submitted To Dr. Joel Ajayi, In Partial Fulfillment
Of The Requirements For The Completion Of The Course
Evan 535 do7 comtempory evangelism
Thessalon M. Harrison
September 13, 2015
The Bible has many passages that require interpretation for a deeper understanding of its meaning and purpose. For example, Ezekiel’s vision in chapters 40-48 is a difficult interpretative passage because of the eschatological and hermeneutical discrepancies in Ezekiel’s prophetic vision of a new temple. Ezekiel’s descriptive details of the new temple leads many scholars to sift through an exegetical interpretative methodology in order to, decipher whether …show more content…
Particularly, Hebrews 10, declares the sacrificial system is powerless can only show a person their guilt, but there is only one, Jesus, who can forgive sins. The symbolic viewed Ezekiel as the beginning of the new Israel where all believers Jews and Gentiles worship together in the Ezekiel’s futuristic temple. In addition, the post-exilic second temple built its specification according to the Mosaic Law with the incorporation of animal sacrifice. Additionally, Paige Patterson indicated Ezekiel’s temple vision was a figurative temple with literal implications transcending any temple with size and immaculate beauty Yates expounds on the reason Ezekiel’s temple was unique because Christ replaced the temple. In Hebrews 10:7, Mark Rooter declared, Paul reflects back on the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16:33 illustrating the mercy seat refers to Christ as the pacification to appease the wrath of God on humanity. This displayed Ezekiel’s temple as the transcendence of Christ as the embodiment of temple. Ezekiel’s temple is transcendent because Christ became the literal temple and dwelt among mankind that God may have residence with his children. This was the original covenant given to Abraham. Comparatively, Eugene Cooper contributed the doors to the entry ways into the temple in Ezekiel 40: 5-42 self-characterize Jesus as the entrance way to obtain access to God.