Ezekiel

Coals of fire over Jerusalem – Cherubim, a wheel within a wheel, and living creatures by the Kebar River (Ezekiel 10:1 – 10:20)

After the man clothed in linen returned with word that all the righteous in the city had been marked to be spared from the slaughter, Ezekiel saw the likeness of a throne of lapis lazuli (a beautiful precious stone) above the vault that was over the heads of the cherubim.…
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Daniel

King Nebuchadnezzar demands the wise men tell him his dream – then Daniel and the wise men are sentenced to execution (Daniel 2:1 – 2:18)

  In the second year of his reign (603 BC), Nebuchadnezzar had more dreams. His mind was troubled and he could not sleep. The king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. Whey the arrived and stood before the king, he said to…
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Genesis

Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers – and offers them a home in Egypt (Genesis 45:1 – 45:28)

After Judah plead with Joseph to allow them to return home with their younger brother, Benjamin, Joseph could no longer contain himself and cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” Everybody left the room except for Joseph and his brothers. Joseph revealed to them that he was the “lost” brother…
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Ezekiel

Ezekiel witnesses the execution of the wicked idolaters (Ezekiel 9:1 – 9:11)

God continued pointing out the wickedness of the exiled people to Ezekiel. Ezekiel heard him call out in a loud voice, “Bring me those who are appointed to execute judgement on the city. Have each bring a weapon in hand.” Ezekiel saw six men coming from the direction of the…
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Daniel

Nebuchadnezzar raids Jerusalem and takes Daniel and his companions to be his personal servants (Daniel 1:1 – 1:21)

It was the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, besieged Jerusalem. Nebuchadnezzar took King Jehoiakim and objects from the Great Temple to the temple of his god(s) in Babylonia. Nebuchadnezzar ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring some members…
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Daniel

An introduction to Daniel – Detailed outline and introduction to the book of Daniel

Daniel is an account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a Jew of noble heritage who was exiled to Babylon. The message of Daniel demonstrates that just as the God of Israel saved Daniel and his friends from their enemies, so he would save all of Israel from their…
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Genesis

Joseph’s stolen cup – Judah accepts responsibility when Joseph tests his brothers one last time (Genesis 44:1 – 44:34)

After Joseph dined with his brothers, he gave instructions to his steward: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack,…
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Ezekiel

God shows Ezekiel idolatry in the temple and promises to punish without pity (Ezekiel 8:1 – 8:18)

In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day (mid-September, 592 BC), Ezekiel was sitting in his home with the elders of Judah when the hand of God came over him. Ezekiel described what he witnessed. “I saw a figure like that of a man. From what…
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Genesis

Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt to buy grain and are rebuked unless they agree to return the youngest brother, Benjamin, to Egypt (Genesis 42:1 – 43:34)

While the region was in the grip of a great drought. Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt so he told his sons, “Why are you just standing around? There is grain in Egypt. Go there and buy some so we can survive the drought.” Ten of Joseph’s brothers…
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Genesis

Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams – becomes the second most powerful man in Egypt (Genesis 41:1 – 41:57)

Two years after Joseph interpreted the dreams for the cupbearer and the baker, Pharaoh had a dream. He was standing by the Nile when out of the river comes seven beautiful, healthy cows that begin grazing among the reeds. After that, seven other cows, gaunt and mangy, come up out…
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