Israel and the Temple: Gasping with Ezekiel

November 19, 2014
Israel Temple

In our last post we discussed the conviction of many evangelicals that the modern state of Israel owns the land of Palestine by a divine grant. In this post we will examine the ancillary claim that modern-day Israel is divinely predestined to rebuild the Temple on its old site.

Ezekiel’s Temple-Shaped Hope

In chapters 40-48, Ezekiel, under the guidance of an angelic intermediary, gives an elaborate description of a future, eschatological temple: its layout and dimensions, its priestly and Levitical staff, and its sanctifying and healing role in a restored nation of Israel.

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