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E·ze·ki·el 1

A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc who called for the Jews exiled in Babylon to return to godliness and faith.

[Hebrew yəḥezqē'l, God has strengthened : yəḥezq, he has strengthened; see ḥzq in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]

E·ze·ki·el 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Ezekiel.]


1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century bc, exiled to Babylon in 597 bc
2. (Bible) the book containing his oracles, which describe the downfall of Judah and Jerusalem and their subsequent restoration
Douay spelling: Ezechiel


(ɪˈzi ki əl)

1. a Major Prophet of the 6th century b.c.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
3. Moses Jacob, 1844–1917, U.S. sculptor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ezekiel - a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BCEzekiel - a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
2.Ezekiel - an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures


[ɪˈziːkɪəl] NEzequiel


n (Bibl) → Hesekiel m, → Ezechiel m
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The Bible's Noah was a wholly positive character (see Ezk 14.
the threat against the unfaithful shepherds (Ezk 34: 2, Jer 23: 1); in putting into one class the Northern and the Southern Kingdom and condemning both, although the prediction is also made that they shall eventually be united and pardoned (Ezk 23, 16; Jer 3: 6; Ezk 37: 15; Jer 3: 14-18; 23; 30); in the individualizing of religion (cf the fact that both reject the common saying: "The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge," (Ezk 36: 25; Jer 24: 7; 31: 27-34; 32: 39; 38: 8); in their comparisons of the coming judgement with a boiling pot (Ezk 24: 1; Jer 1: 13); and finally, in their representation of the Messiah as the priest-king (Ezk 21: 25; 45: 22; Jer 30: 21; 33: 17).