Ezekiel: God will strengthen.
(1 Chronicles 24:16) "Jehezekel."
2. One of the great prophets, the son of Buzi the priest
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
(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
(Ezekiel 8:1; 24:18) He held a prominent place among the exiles, and
was frequently consulted by the elders
(Ezekiel 8:1; 11:25; 14:1; 20:1)
His ministry extended over twenty-three years
(Ezekiel 29:17) B.C.
595-573, during part of which he was contemporary with Daniel
(Ezekiel 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