These two chapters of Ezekiel beat a familiar drum: Jerusalem is doomed (21) because of her unrelenting wickedness and apostasy (22). Chapter 21 consists of four oracles “clarifying” for hard-of-hearing Israelites what fate awaited them as Nebuchadnezzar moved toward Jerusalem. Chapter 22 is comprised of three separate sermonettes targeting the evils of the city’s politicians, prophets, priests, and population. The city is cast as worse than Sodom and Gomorrah, as God charges he cannot find a single person (Ezek 22:30) in the city who will put himself on the line to oppose its evil.
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Could you please explain Ezekiel 22:30 (“…but I found none.”) concerning that in that time Jeremiah (and Baruch) were in Jerusalem?
The point is that God was looking for a man among the guilty to do what was right. Jeremiah and Baruch weren’t part of the multitude that needed to repent. “among THEM” = the people God was describing.