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Ezekiel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Judaean priest and prophet taken into exile by the Babylonians in 597 bc. Son of a Zadokite priest named Buzi. Ezekiel expresses familiarity with the Jerusalem temple. Ministry characterized by ecstatic visions, dramatic behavior, graphic depictions of Israel’s sin, and a message of divine judgment and restoration.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel the Prophet
Ezekiel the Prophet (יחזקאל‎, ychzq'l; “May God strengthen”). Judaean priest and prophet taken into exile by the Babylonians in 597 bc. Son of a Zadokite priest named Buzi. Ezekiel expresses familiarity with the Jerusalem temple. Ministry characterized by ecstatic visions, dramatic behavior, graphic depictions
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ezekiel (Person)
Ezekiel (Person). Priest and prophet during Israel’s Babylonian exile. Ezekiel was a descendant of the influential priestly family of Zadok (Ez 1:3). He was probably reared in Jerusalem and was familiar with the temple ritual, though whether he served as a priest there is not known. All that is known
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 (Person)
EZEKIEL (Person) Priest and prophet during Israel’s Babylonian exile. Ezekiel was a descendant of the influential priestly family of Zadok (Ez 1:3). He was probably reared in Jerusalem and was familiar with the temple ritual; it is unknown whether he served as a priest there. All that is known of his
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ezekiel
EZEKIEL. Ezekiel was one of the three writing prophets, along with Jeremiah and Daniel, at the time of the Babylonian Exile. While Jeremiah was ministering in Judah, and Daniel (deported in 605 b.c.) was serving at the court of Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 1:1–7), Ezekiel was preaching to the Jewish captives
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ezekiel
EZEKIEL (Heb. yeḥezqē’l, ‘God strengthens’). The name is found in approximately its Heb. form in 1 Ch. 24:16 for the head of one of the priestly orders.Ezekiel, the son of *Buzi, was deported to Babylonia, almost certainly with Jehoiachin in 597 bc (2 Ki. 24:14–17). He was settled in the village of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ezekiel
Ezekiel (Heb. yĕḥezqʾēl), BOOK OFA book of the Major Prophets, attributed to the prophet Ezekiel.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel
Ezekiel [ĭ zēˊkyəl] (Heb. yeḥezqē˒l “may God strengthen”; Gk. Iezekiēl). A prophet of the Exile whose utterances comprise the third of the major prophetic writings. The son of the Zadokite priest Buzi, he was taken into exile upon King Jehoiachin’s surrender to Nebuchadnezzar in 598 B.C. and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel
EZEKIEL (Hebrew, “God makes strong,” or “may God strengthen,” Ezek 1:3; 3:8). A prophet living during the Babylonian Exile and active from 593 to 571 b.c., author of the third book of the major prophets. Little biographical information is contained in the book, although it is declared that Ezekiel was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ezeki-el
Eze´ki-el (the strength of God), one of the four greater prophets, was the son of a priest named Buzi, and was taken captive in the captivity of Jehoiachin, eleven years before the destruction of Jerusalem. He was a member of a community of Jewish exiles who settled on the banks of the Chebar, a “river”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel
EZE´KIEL (e-zēkʹyel; Heb. yḥezqē˒l, “God will strengthen”). The son of a priest named Buzi, and one of the four greater prophets.Ezekiel was taken captive in the captivity of Jehoiachin, eleven years before the destruction of Jerusalem (2 Kings 24:12–15). He was a member of a community of Jewish
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel
EzekielGod 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