2 He brought me, in visions of Hashem, to the Land of Yisrael, and He set me down on a very high mountain on which there seemed to be the outline of a city on the south.
b’-mar-OT e-lo-HEEM he-vee-A-nee el E-retz yis-ra-AYL vai-nee-KHAY-nee el HAR ga-VO-ha m’-OD v’-a-LAV k’-miv-nay EER mi-NE-gev
ב בְּמַרְאוֹת אֱלֹהִים הֱבִיאַנִי אֶל־אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיְנִיחֵנִי אֶל־הַר גָּבֹהַּ מְאֹד וְעָלָיו כְּמִבְנֵה־עִיר מִנֶּגֶב׃
40:2 And He set me down on a very high mountain
The final section of Yechezkel’s prophecy describes the building of the third Beit Hamikdash, its operation, and the re-division of the Land of Israel among the people. These chapters contain the prophet’s hopes for his people, and represent the closing of a circle that began in chapter 1. Decades earlier, Yechezkel envisioned the Divine Presence leaving Eretz Yisrael and the Temple prior to its destruction. Now, perched on the high mountain, the Temple Mount in Yerushalayim, Yechezkel can foresee the return of the People of Israel to the Land of Israel, and God’s Presence returning to His city. According to the sages, this vision comes to Yechezkel at the beginning of the yovel, the Jubilee year. Radak emphasizes how appropriate the timing of this vision is, since during the yovel, all people are freed and returned to their ancestral homes.