Yechezkel

Synonyms:
Ezekiel, y’-khez-KAYL, יְחֶזְקֵאל
Ezekiel (Wikipedia)
Ezekiel the Prophet
יְחֶזְקֵאל
Ezekiel by Michelangelo, restored - large.jpg
Ezekiel, as depicted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Prophet, Priest
Bornc. 622 BCE
Jerusalem
Diedc. 570 BCE (aged 51–52)
Babylon
Venerated inJudaism
Christianity (Protestantism, Roman Catholic Church, Armenian Apostolic Church, Eastern Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church)
Islam
Bahai Faith
Major shrineEzekiel's Tomb, Al Kifl, Iraq
FeastAugust 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 (/ɪˈzkiəl/; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאלY'ḥezqēl [jəħɛzˈqēl]) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, 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, which reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some call the Millennial Temple (or Third Temple) visions.

The name Ezekiel means 'God strengthens'.

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