Ezekiel Chapter 16 Star Chart: Clockwise from 1031 B.C. when David became king of Judah at age 30 (2 Sam. 2:4; 5:4-5) "In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months and in Jerusalem he reigned 33 years over all Israel and Judah" (2 Sam. 5:4-5) till 586 B.C. when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem is 445° years (360° + 85°).
(1) Ezekiel 16:1-7. The exposed infant adopted and reared to womanhood -- 1031 B.C. (2 Sam. 5:1-15)
(2) Ezekiel 16:8-14. The now grown up, fair woman, taken in marriage by her benefactor. The Ark of the Covenant is returned by David into Jerusalem and placed in the Tabernacle Moses built there. (2 Samuel 6:1-18, 1 Chronicles 15:1-16). David plans to build the First Temple but is not permitted because he is a man of war. He purchases Araunah's threshing floor and erects an altar of sacrifice on Mt. Moriah. This is the site of the First Temple.Is this the first temple of Solomon built in 950 B.C.? Solomon with the help of Hiram of Tyre and 183, 600 workers builds the First Temple and royal palace. He uses local limestone, cedar from Lebanon and great amounts of gold and silver. (1 Kings 5:9, 2 Chronicles 2). Solomon also enlarges the city. (1 Kings 7:1-12). Building of temple takes seven years.
(3) Ezekiel 16:15-34. Her numerous infidelities.
910 B.C. Solomon's Temple is plundered by Shishak (Sheshonk) Pharaoh of Egypt. Much gold and silver are taken. (1 Kings 14:25-28, 2 Chronicles 12:1-11).
720 B.C. Ahaz king of Judah dismantles Solomon's bronze vessels and places private Syrian altar in the Temple (2 Kings 16:1-20, 2 Chronicles 29-31). He later stripped the gold to pay tribute to Sennacherib.
716 B.C. Hezekiah, king of Jerusalem, with help of God and the prophet Isaiah resists Assyrians attempt to capture Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 32). Wells and springs stopped up.
(4) Ezekiel 16:35-58. Punishment of the adulterous wife.
604 B.C. Jerusalem plundered by Nebuchadnezzar
598 B.C. Jerusalem is plundered by Nebuchadnezzar for a second time.
597 B.C. King Jehoiachin is carried captive by Nebuchadnezzar and the second wave of Jews is taken into Babylon, Ezekiel among them (2 Kings 24:10-16; 2 Chronicles 36:10; Ezekiel 1:2).
587 B.C. Zedekiah rebels against Nebuchadnezzar. He is blinded and taken to Babylon where he dies. Zedekiah is the last king in the line of David to reign in Israel until the Messiah reigns during the millennium (Ezekiel 34:23-24; Jeremiah 23:5; 2 Kings 24:18-25:21; 2 Chronicles 36:13-21; Jeremiah 9:1-8).
586 B.C. 9th of Av. Nebuchadnezzar burns the city, and destroys the Temple. He murders many of the inhabitants and carries off a great number into captivity. (2 Kings 24-25, 2 Chronicles 36). The destruction of Jerusalem is the starting date for the "Times of the Gentiles"--Yeshua said, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the gentiles until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24 ). Messiah's return in glory will close this period of Israel's history.
(5) Ezekiel 16:59-63. Her receiving again.539 B.C. Cyrus, having established himself in control of the Medo-Persian empire in 549 B.C., captures Babylon, and the second world empire to dominate the Jews during the times of the gentiles comes upon the world scene. 538 The edict of Cyrus opens the way for the Jews in Babylon to return to the land (Ezra 1:1-4).
But Ignores Her Benefactor-Husband
2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite (Castor), and thy mother an Hittite (Pollux).
4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born (1003 B.C.) thy (red radius umbilical cord) navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not (white lunar) salted at all, nor (white lunar) swaddled at all.
5 None (lunar) eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open (black Zodiac with red radius line boundaries) field, to the lothing of thy (solar) person, in the day that thou wast born.
6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own (red radius line) blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy (red radius line) blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy (red radius line) blood, Live.
7 I have caused thee to multiply as the (solar) bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy (solar and lunar) breasts are fashioned, and thine (red radius line) hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my (lunar white half moon) skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.
9 Then washed I thee with (lunar) water; yea, I throughly washed away thy (red radius line) blood from thee, and I anointed thee with (solar) oil.
10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with (black half moon) badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with (white lunar) fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put (lunar) bracelets upon thy (Virgo) hands, and a (red radius line) chain on thy neck.
12 And I put a (red radius line) jewel on thy (Gemini) forehead, and (solar) earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful (solar) crown upon thine (Gemini) head.
13 Thus wast thou decked with (solar) gold and (lunar) silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine (white lunar) flour, and (golden solar) honey, and (golden solar) oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.
15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the (Virgo) harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy (red radius line) fornications on every (Gemini) one that passed by; his it was.
16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours (gold, black, white), and playedst the (Virgo) harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my (solar) gold and of my (lunar) silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself (red radius line dildoe) images of (Gemini) men, and didst commit whoredom with them (Gemini red radius line dildoes),
18 And tookest thy broidered (lunar and solar) garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine (solar golden) oil and mine (red radius line) incense before them.
19 My (solar) meat also which I gave thee, fine (lunar) flour, and (solar) oil, and (solar) honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them (red radius obelisks) for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God.
20 Moreover thou hast taken thy (Gemini) sons and thy (Gemini) daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou (solar fire) sacrificed unto them ("images" -- v. 17) to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
21 That thou hast slain my (Gemini) children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the (solar) fire for them?
22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;)
24 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent (red radius line) place, and hast made thee an (red radius mountain) high place in every (Milky Way) street.
25 Thou (Virgo) hast built thy (red radius mountain) high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy (solar and lunar) feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the (Gemini) Egyptians thy neighbours, great of (solar) flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to (solar) anger.
27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them (Gemini) that hate thee, the (Gemini) daughters of the Philistines, which are (red radius line) ashamed of thy lewd way.
28 Thou hast played the (Virgo) whore also with the (Gemini) Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the (Virgo) harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy (red radius line) fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied therewith.
30 How weak is thine (lunar) heart, saith the Lord God, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish (Virgo) woman;
31 In that thou buildest thine (red radius line) eminent place in the head of every (Milky) way, and makest thine (red radius mountain) high place in every (Milky Way) street; and hast not been as an harlot (Virgo), in that thou scornest hire;
32 But as a (Virgo) wife that committeth adultery, which taketh (Gemini) strangers instead of her husband!
33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy (Gemini) lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
34 And the contrary is in thee from other (Gemini) women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
35 Wherefore, O (Virgo) harlot, hear the word of the Lord:
36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy (red radius line) filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy (Gemini) lovers, and with all the (Gemini) idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy (Gemini) children, which thou didst give unto them;
37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy (Gemini) lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they (Gemini) may see all thy nakedness.
38 And I will judge thee, as (Gemini) women that break wedlock and shed (red radius line) blood are judged; and I will give thee (red radius line) blood in fury and jealousy.
39 And I will also give thee into their (red radius line Gemini) hand, and they (Gemini) shall throw down thine (red radius line) eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy (solar and lunar) clothes, and shall take thy fair (solar and lunar) jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
40 They shall also bring up a (Gemini) company against thee, and they shall stone thee with (lunar and solar) stones, and thrust thee through with their (red radius line) swords.
41 And they shall (solar) burn thine (red radius line) houses with (solar) fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many (Gemini) women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the (Virgo) harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.
42 So will I make my (solar) fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the (Gemini) mother, so is her (Gemini) daughter.
45 Thou art thy mother's (Virgo) daughter, that lotheth (despises) her husband and her (Gemini) children; and thou art the sister of thy (Gemini) sisters, which lothed (despises) their (Gemini) husbands and their (Gemini) children: your (Virgo) mother was an Hittite (Pollux), and your father an Amorite (Castor).
46 And thine elder sister is (Virgo) Samaria, she and her (Gemini) daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger (Virgo) sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is (Virgo) Sodom and her (Gemini) daughters.
47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
48 As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy (Virgo) sister hath not done, she nor her (Gemini) daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy (Gemini) daughters.
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her (Virgo) and in her (Gemini) daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy (Gemini).
50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
51 Neither hath (Virgo) Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy (Gemini) sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.
52 Thou also, which hast judged thy (Gemini) sisters, bear thine own (red radius line) shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy (Gemini) sisters.
53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of (Virgo) Sodom and her (Gemini) daughters, and the captivity of (Virgo) Samaria and her (Gemini) daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy (Gemini) captives in the midst of them:
54 That thou mayest bear thine own (red radius line) shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
55 When thy sisters, (Virgo) Sodom and her (Gemini) daughters, shall return to their former estate, and (Virgo) Samaria and her (Gemini) daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou (Virgo) and thy (Gemini) daughters shall return to your former estate.
56 For thy sister (Virgo) Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride,
57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the (Gemini) daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the (Gemini) daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.
58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the Lord.
59 For thus saith the Lord God; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy (Gemini) sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.
62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord:
63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy (red radius line) shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.