In Ezekiel’s unique system of intersecting axes, the East-West Axis (both diagrams above) highlights what God has sovereignly done for His people, and the North-South Axis (one aspect shown on the green diagram on the Home Page) displays what He has done in them to make them His own: “I will be their God” (E-W Axis) and “they shall be My people” (N-S).
In the original context (red background) of Ezekiel’s message to “the house of Israel” (Ezek. 43.10), the axes illustrate the two sides of God’s eternal covenant and frame a Scriptural picture of the promised Messiah. But from a New Testament perspective (in the green backgrounds above and Home Page) one sees more distinctly the Person and work of Jesus.
A brief overview of the details may be read here.
The five illustrations cycling on the Home Page are explained here.
My book, Ezekiel’s Temple: A Scriptural Framework Illustrating the Covenant of Grace, is offered as an optional resource. It overlaps this website, book and site each having content not in the other. To order, see the book’s contents, or read an excerpt, go to The Book page.
Free articles on this subject may be read online or downloaded on the Free Articles page. (Familiarity with my book is not required for these articles.) The four “Christian midrash” articles reflect “anecdotal Jewishness” in my background that made me explore Ezekiel’s Temple through Jewish commentary—much of which actually points to Jesus as the Messiah.
Comments or questions? To comment publicly on my blog posts, use the comment buttons on each post. For the Free Articles, my book, or the site generally, use the Contact page, and I will reply as time permits, or respond to related comments in future articles or blog posts.
My theology. I affirm the doctrines of Reformed theology in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, and hold a non-dispensational, amillennial view of “last things.” But for me, questions about a future Temple are secondary to Ezekiel’s message for today, whatever God’s plan for the future may be, and I endeavor to treat other views with charity and respect.
Acknowledgments. Gratitude is expressed to pastor and librarian Rev. James W. Campbell for his advice throughout the writing of my four-part “Christian midrash,” and for pointing me to books and articles that shaped my thinking—though I assume full responsibility for the results. Thanks also to Mrs. Jean Pennington for preparing the diagrams for publication here and in my articles and book, and to Mr. Garison Plourde of Garison Plourde Design for his web design. I gratefully pray God may be glorified in this site and any discussion it elicits.