"The shepherds of Israel" were whom?
(Consider the meaning of shepherds in Jer. 23:1-8. Do verses 9-13 speak of
the same group as verses 1-8, or of a new group? Also see Jer. 3:15;
10:21; Is. 44:28; Jer. 25:32-38; Zech. 11:1-17; 1 Kings 22:17; Ps.
"The flock" represented whom?
What had the shepherds done, and what
had they failed to do?
Where had the flock wandered, and what
is perhaps the significance of this particular figure? (cf. Ezek. 6:13; 1
Kings 14:23; 2 Kings 16:4; Is. 57:7; Hos. 4:13. However, Keil denies this
significance, attributing the language of Ezek. 34:6 to 1 Kings 22:17.)
In what sense would God demand his sheep
from the shepherds? (34:10; cf. Jer. 23: 2)
The scattering of the sheep (34:5,6, 12)
represents what? (cf. 34:13; also note Ezekiel's use of the word "scatter"
throughout the book as well as the use of the word in Leviticus, from
whence much of Ezekiel's language is taken.)
Verses 11ff speak of what?
(Note that the KJV speaks of sheep as
cattle) What division is suggested by verses 17-22?
God would set over his sheep one
shepherd, namely _______________________.
"David" represents whom? (cf. Jer.
Give another example of an O.T.
character being used to represent a N.T. character.
What statements in this chapter indicate
that God thought of his people, not in terms of actual nationality, but in
terms of spiritual nationality?