1; By the resurrection of dry bones,
11; the dead hope of Israel is revived.
15; By the uniting of two sticks,
18; is shewn the incorporation of Israel into Judah.
21; The promises of Christ's kingdom.
In this vision, the dry bones aptly represent the ruined and
desperate state of both Israel and Judah; and the
revivification of these bones signifies their restoration to
their own land after their captivity, and also their recovery
from their present long dispersion. Although this is the
primary and genuine scope of the vision, yet the doctrine of a
general resurrection of the dead may justly be inferred from
it; for "a simile of the resurrection," says Jerome, after
Tertullian and others, "would never have been used to signify
the restoration of the people of Israel, unless such a future
resurrection had been believed and known; because no one
attempts to confirm uncertain things by things which have no
1:3 3:14,22 33:22 40:1 Re 1:10
8:3 11:24 1Ki 18:12 2Ki 2:16 Lu 4:1 Ac 8:39