Commentary on
Ezekiel 24:1-8

Parable of the Boiling Pot
24:1  Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying,
24:2  Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day.
24:3  And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it:
24:4  Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
24:5  Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.
24:6  Wherefore thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.
24:7  For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;
24:8  That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.

Commentary on 24:1
[21 November 2007]:  The date on this prophecy is 28 November 1971, 9y 10m 10d, based on 19 November 1971 being the first day of the tenth month with the moon at 3%.

Commenatry on 24:2 [21 November 2007]: This was a significant day pointed out with profound emphasis: “Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day.” To comprehend what was so important about this day, we must determine the date (28 November 1971), who Israel is, who this King of Babylon is,  and whether to consider Jerusalem as geographical or allegorical. Knowing the historical event will assist in answering all other questions.

Commenatry on 24:3-8 [21 November 2007]: With this parable being dated, it is clear that as of late November 1971, only four and a half years after the astonishing victory of the Six Day War, Yehuveh considered Israel to be a “rebellious house.” Already the nation of Israel had gone far away from Yehuveh and His government.
        In the 22nd Zionist Congress in late 1946, Chaim Weismann had urged the people to place Yehuveh foremost. 
“‘Would that I had a tongue of flame, the strength of prophets,’ he said, ‘to warn you against the paths of Babylon and Egypt. “Zion shall be redeemed in judgment,” and not by any other means.’” David Ben-Gurion and those whom he gathered to his side, took the opposite stance: “I have no more confidence in this Congress. It’s full of small-time politicians, pathetic defeatists. They won’t have the courage to make the decisions that are needed at this time.” With earth-minded eyesight, he openly led the new nation into the very “paths of Babylon and Egypt” that Wiezmann so longed to keep them from taking, and in doing so, clearly defined Israel to be “the rebellious house.”
Now, at the end of the seventy years of Yehuveh’s indignation, as we face the same decisions Israel faced in 1948, 1967, and 1971, Yehuveh appeals to us, “Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith Yehuveh of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto Me, saith Yehuveh.” We must listen and not be rebellious. Zechariah 1:4.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:            
21 August 2007
Latest Update:                  
24 December 2007

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