Ezekiel was a great prophet of Israel who bore the burden of warning the nation of the impending destruction of the First Temple. Ezekiel had been exiled to Babylonia and his messages were intended mainly for the Jews already in exile who watched from afar as their Temple and homeland in Judah were destroyed. In addition to his prophecies of rebuke, one of Ezekiel’s central roles was to offer strength to the people who had been torn from the Holy Land. His prophecies ultimately foretold of God’s promises for redemption, great blessings and the building of a new Temple. He also had the famous Vision of the Chariot.