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ezekiel


ezekiel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ezekiel 
  God  will  strengthen.  (1.)  1  Chr.  24:16,  "Jehezekel." 
 
  (2.)  One  of  the  great  prophets,  the  son  of  Buzi  the  priest 
  (Ezek.  1:3).  He  was  one  of  the  Jewish  exiles  who  settled  at 
  Tel-Abib,  on  the  banks  of  the  Chebar,  "in  the  land  of  the 
  Chaldeans."  He  was  probably  carried  away  captive  with  Jehoiachin 
  (1:2;  2  Kings  24:14-16)  about  B.C.  597.  His  prophetic  call  came 
  to  him  "in  the  fifth  year  of  Jehoiachin's  captivity"  (B.C.  594). 
  He  had  a  house  in  the  place  of  his  exile,  where  he  lost  his 
  wife,  in  the  ninth  year  of  his  exile,  by  some  sudden  and 
  unforeseen  stroke  (Ezek.  8:1;  24:18).  He  held  a  prominent  place 
  among  the  exiles,  and  was  frequently  consulted  by  the  elders 
  (8:1;  11:25;  14:1;  20:1).  His  ministry  extended  over 
  twenty-three  years  (29:17),  B.C.  595-573,  during  part  of  which 
  he  was  contemporary  with  Daniel  (14:14;  28:3)  and  Jeremiah,  and 
  probably  also  with  Obadiah.  The  time  and  manner  of  his  death  are 
  unknown.  His  reputed  tomb  is  pointed  out  in  the  neighbourhood  of 
  Bagdad,  at  a  place  called  Keffil 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ezekiel,  the  strength  of  God