Ezekiel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God will strengthen. (1.) 1 Chr. 24:16, "Jehezekel."
(2.) One of the great prophets, the son of Buzi the
(Ezek. 1:3). He was one of the Jewish exiles who
Tel-Abib, on the banks of the Chebar, "in the land
Chaldeans." He was probably carried away captive
(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"
He had a house in the place of his exile, where he
wife, in the ninth year of his exile, by some sudden
unforeseen stroke (Ezek. 8:1; 24:18). He held a
among the exiles, and was frequently consulted by
(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
probably also with Obadiah. The time and manner of
his death are
unknown. His reputed tomb is pointed out in the
Bagdad, at a place called Keffil.