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Book of Ezekiel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The book of Ezekiel appears in the Hebrew canon among the Latter Prophets immediately after Jeremiah and before Hosea. In the Septuagint and Protestant canons, Ezekiel follows the book of Lamentations. This 48-chapter book, set within the sixth century bc exile in ancient Babylon, records a series of visions, sign acts, and oracles of the exiled priest and prophet, Ezekiel the son of Buzi (Ezek 1:3). His words tell of Jerusalem’s impending destruction and offer both warnings and hope to those already exiled in Babylon. According to internal indicators and extrabiblical texts, most of the oracles and visions in the book of Ezekiel are from 593–571 bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book of
Ezekiel, Book of (יְחֶזְקֵל‎, yechezqel). The book of Ezekiel appears in the Hebrew canon among the Latter Prophets immediately after Jeremiah and before Hosea. In the Septuagint and Protestant canons, Ezekiel follows the book of Lamentations. This 48-chapter book, set within the sixth century bc exile
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book of
EZEKIEL, BOOK OF. The prophet Ezekiel lived during the Babylonian Exile and was active as a prophet from 593 b.c.e. to at least 571. He lived as an exile himself and, according to the label of the book that goes by his name (1:1–2), did all his preaching in Babylonia, probably in the Jewish settlement
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ezekiel, Book of
Ezekiel, Book of. Prophetic book of the OT, originating in the time of the Babylonian exile.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ezekiel
Ezekiel ē-zēʹkyiel [Heb. yeḥezqēʾl; Gk. Iezekiēl; Lat Ezechiel]. A prophet at the time of the Babylonian Exile (Ezk. 1:1–3; 3:11, 15; 11:24), the son of the priest Buzi. In the Hebrew canon this book follows Isaiah and Jeremiah as the last of the three Major Prophets. The LXX and most versions
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book of
EZEKIEL, BOOK OF Prophetic book of the OT, originating in the time of the Babylonian exile.PreviewAuthorDate and BackgroundContentAuthor Ezekiel was the son of Buzi (1:3), a member of a priestly family. It is unclear whether he actually served in the temple as a priest, but such was his training.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ezekiel, Book Of
Ezekiel (i-zee´kee-uhl), book of, the third book of what is sometimes called the Latter Prophets, a subcollection in the Nevi’im (Prophets) section of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). It is the third book of the Major Prophets of the Christian ot. The name Ezekiel means “God is strong” or “God will strengthen.”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ezekiel, Book of (Writing)
EZEKIEL, BOOK OF. This major prophetic work is named for the prophet whose divinely inspired messages and visions are recorded in it. It is the 12th book (of 24) in the Heb. Bible, the 26th book in the English OT.Authorship and DateNot until the 1920’s did any scholars seriously challenge the genuineness
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book of (Writing)
Ezekiel, Book of. †The third book attributed to the Major Prophets, the work of the exilic prophet Ezekiel. In the LXX canon it follows Lamentations.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book Of
EZEKIEL, BOOK OF A prophetic book of the Old Testament that takes its name from the priest-prophet who prophesied in Babylon during the first phase of the Exile, from 593 to 571 b.c. The book was intended to prepare his fellow early exiles for the impending fall of Jerusalem and to teach his fellow Israelites
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ezekiel, Book of
Ezekiel, Book of. One of the three ‘Major’ Prophetic Books of the OT, the other two being *Isaiah and *Jeremiah. The Book falls into five main divisions: (1) Chs. 1–24. The message here is one of denunciation and the main theme the forthcoming destruction of *Jerusalem and *Judah at the hands of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel, Book of (Writing)
EZEKIEL, BOOK OF. This major prophecy takes the name of the prophet whose writing it records. Ezekiel was the son of a priest named Buzi and without doubt a priest himself (1:3). Together with King Jehoiachin he was taken captive to Babylon in 597 b.c. He settled in Babylonia in a place called Tel-abib
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