Ezekiel


Eze·kiel

noun \i-ˈzē-kyəl, -kē-əl\

Definition of EZEKIEL

1
:  a Hebrew priest and prophet of the sixth century b.c.
2
:  a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture written by Ezekiel — see bible table

Origin of EZEKIEL

Late Latin Ezechiel, from Hebrew Yĕḥezqēl
First Known Use: 1568

Eze·kiel

biographical name \i-ˈzēk-yəl\

Definition of EZEKIEL

Moses Jacob 1844–1917 Am. sculptor

Ezekiel

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(flourished 6th century BC) Priest and prophet of ancient Israel. He was the subject and partial author of the biblical book of Ezekiel. He began to prophesy to the Jews in Palestine c. 592 BC, pronouncing God's judgment on a sinful nation. He witnessed the conquest of Jerusalem by Babylon and saw his fellow Israelites taken away into captivity. He offered a promise of Israel's restoration in his famous vision of a valley of dry bones that revive and assemble themselves. He envisaged a theocratic community revolving around a restored Temple in Jerusalem.

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