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Ezekiel

Ezekiel

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Prophet, Priest
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Ezekiel was a biblical prophet and priest of ancient Israel who was the subject and in part the author of an Old Testament book that bears his name.

Synopsis

Ezekiel's ministry was conducted in Jerusalem and Babylon in the first three decades of the 6th century. Before the first surrender of Jerusalem, he was a functioning priest. He was among those deported in 597 to Babylonia. Ezekiel's religious call came in July 592. He subsequently prophesied until 585 and then was not heard of again until 572. His latest utterance can be dated at about 570.

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