Ezekiel, y’-khez-KAYL, יְחֶזְקֵאל
Ezekiel (Wikipedia)
This article is about the main speaker in the biblical Book of Ezekiel. For the book itself, see Book of Ezekiel. For other uses, see Ezekiel (disambiguation).
Ezekiel the Prophet
Ezekiel by Michelangelo, restored - large.jpg
Ezekiel, as depicted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Prophet, Priest
Born c. 622 BCE
Died c. 570 BCE
Venerated in Judaism
Christianity (Protestantism, Roman Catholic Church, Armenian Apostolic Church, Eastern Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church)
Bahai Faith
Major shrine Ezekiel's Tomb, Al Kifl, Iraq
Feast August 28 - Armenian Apostolic Church
July 23 - Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism
July 21 - Lutheranism
The Prophet Hesekiel by Peter Paul Rubens (1609-1610) in the Louvre

Ezekiel (/ˈzki.əl/; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאל‎, Y'ḥez'qel, Hebrew pronunciation: [jəħezˈqel]) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.

In Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel that reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some call the Millennial Temple visions, or the Third Temple.

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