Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

Ezekiel encouraged God’s people to obedience and hope while they were suffering His judgment for their sins. In Ezekiel we learn how God maintains His loyal love even while judging His people for their sin. You will study how God’s prophet ministered to people living in Babylonian exile.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define “canon” and explain the meaning of the definition.
  • Describe the process of forming the Old Testament canon.
  • Name and describe the role and importance of the Apocrypha.
  • Explain what the Dead Sea Scrolls are and describe their contribution.
  • Increase your personal confidence in the validity of the Old Testament as God’s self-revelation.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
What false hope did the prophet Ezekiel confront within his fellow Israelites? What false hopes do people have today?

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