EZEKIEL, a major prophet who is said to have begun prophesying in the fifth year of Jehoiachin's exile in Babylonia, seven years before the final fall of Jerusalem; his prophecies are recorded in the book that bears his name. The contents of the book may be subsumed under these two major rubrics, with further specification by subject and date.
The era of the exile thus began in Nisan (April) 597, and its years, like Babylonian regnal years, ran from Nisan to Adar. 39:2; 52:6 f., 12), the 19th (Nisan–Adar) year of Nebuchadnezzar and the 11th (Tishri–Elul) year of Zedekiah. Rosh Ha-Shanah; LXX: first month (Nisan [April]); tradition, comparing Lev. Tradition thus makes the 25th year of exile a jubilee year; since 20 years before is called the 30th year (1:1, taking 1:2 as its gloss), tradition interprets it as counting to a jubilee that coincided with the discovery of the Torah in the reign of Zedekiah (see Targum and Kimḥi at 1:1).(cf. Marcus) a reference to the fact that chapters 1–24 are, on the whole, prophecies of Israel's doom, while chapters 25–48 are prophecies of consolation.
Josephus believed that the book of Daniel was shown to Alexander the Great, when he came to Jerusalem in 330 BC.
Of course, Daniel predicted the life of Alexander the Great.
While modern critics hold to this perspective, there are a number of reasons for believing in the biblical authorship of Daniel: . If Daniel wasn’t historical, then Jesus was either lying, or he was ignorant. However, Ezekiel places Daniel alongside Noah and Job (Ezek. By contrast, Daniel—the son of Aqhat—from Pagan mythology was a Baal worshipper!
Jesus said, “You [will] see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet” (Mt. Here Jesus believed Daniel was a real person, who was a “prophet.” As Jesus said this, the Temple was still standing, so he trusted that Daniel’s future prediction would come to fruition. Why would Ezekiel refer to this man as a hero of faith?
They were eager to return to Jerusalem, but he taught them that they must first return to their God.
He continued to prophesy for at least twenty-two years, that is, to the twenty-seventh year of the captivity ( Ezekiel the rest of his life.
Writing from a first-person perspective, Ezekiel recorded the visions and revelations he received from the Lord.
Ezekiel was a priest who was among the Jewish captives carried away to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar in approximately 597 (see Ezekiel 1:3).
Tradition represents Sarera as the land of his nativity.
His call to prophesy was in the fifth year from the date of his being carried away with Jehoiachin (see 2 Kings -15 Nebuchadnezzar, 599 B. The best portions of the people seem to have been among the first carried away ( Ezekiel ; Jeremiah 24:2-7 Jeremiah 24:8 Jeremiah ungodly were willing to do anything to remain in their native land; whereas the godly believed the prophets and obeyed the first summons to surrender, as the only path of safety.
) seems to be derived from יְחַזֵּק אֵל "may God strengthen" (namely, "the child" (so Noth, Personennamen, 202; others cf., Ezek. The talmudic arrangement of the major prophets is Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, the departure from the true historical order being justified thus: "The Book of Kings ends with doom, Jeremiah is all doom, Ezekiel begins with doom but ends with consolation, while Isaiah is all consolation, so we place doom alongside doom and consolation alongside consolation" (the Ben Asher tradition (e.g., Leningrad, Aleppo) and the early printings follow the proper chronological order (Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel) as in present texts (cf.