A question For Christian regarding God Holy word.?
14 So I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Indeed I have never defiled myself from my youth till now; I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has abominable flesh ever come into my mouth.”
15 Then He said to me, “See, I am giving…
4:9-17 The bread which was Ezekiel’s support, was to be made of coarse grain and pulse mixed together, seldom used except in times of urgent scarcity, and of this he was only to take a small quantity. Thus was figured the extremity to which the Jews were to be reduced during the siege and captivity. Ezekiel does not plead, Lord, from my youth I have been brought up delicately, and never used to any thing like this; but that he had been brought up conscientiously, and never had eaten any thing forbidden by the law. It will be comfortable when we are brought to suffer hardships, if our hearts can witness that we have always been careful to keep even from the appearance of evil. See what woful work sin makes, and acknowledge the righteousness of God herein. Their plenty having been abused to luxury and excess, they were justly punished by famine. When men serve not God with cheerfulness in the abundance of all things, God will make them serve their enemies in the want of all things.
Note what is said.
You shall prepare your bread OVER the cow dung. As in over a fire or stove.
Cow dung or camel dung when dried can be burnt as a fuel. It still is so in some poorer parts of the world.
The Bible is always best when it is read in the light of historical knowledge.
No , he told him to burn something different like human dung, and he knew the spiritual law of uncleanness, and he did not want to defile himself and be unclean, when you were unclean spiritually you could not enter the holy of holies, he was showing God that he knew his word and requirements, so granted him that and said use the cows, back in those days they would use dung for the fires!
It say to prepare your bread over it. as in to use the dung as a means for cooking it. maybe like fuel for a fire. Maybe a cow’s is better that human’s for this.
I do not believe that he meant it in literal terms– ‘eat cow poo’
But if you think about it, dung is used as a fertilizer for the land and to make bread, you need wheat.
Back in the day [their day] owning land and farming was used for money and food.
It may have been counted as a blessing that he would give the people a fertile land then ‘human waste’….whatever the ‘waste’ may be, it is for your interpretation.
Perhaps the most likely suggestion is that the dung was used for fuel. The prophet Ezekiel was instructed to portray the equally dire siege conditions due to come upon Jerusalem by cooking his food with dung as the fuel. (Ezek. 4:12-17) Even to this day, dried cattle dung, called by some “cow chips,” serves as a fuel in parts of the earth. If this view of dove’s dung is correct, then the account is simply stating the cost of the food (in this case an ***’s head) and the cost of the fuel to cook it. The succeeding verses indicate that the people were as yet not eating raw flesh.
That’s not an instruction to spreadcow dung on bread.
They used cow dung for fuel in their cooking fires
i think that what God was reffering to what people back then thought to be unclean… Jews back then never ate anything unclean… it included bats and insects and the like… but what God is referring to here is that nothing he made is unclean… it is man that makes it unclean… so it is better to feast on so called “unclean” animals than to wallow in the filth (sins) of man
First of all, it says “prepare your bread OVER it”. www.equip.org