Ezekiel (e-ze'-ke-el). One of the four great Hebrew prophets. The son of Buzi, and one of the sacerdotal race. Ezekiel was carried to Babylon as a captive by Nebuchadnezzar in 598 B.C. Favored by God with the gift of prophecy, he soothed, comforted, and admonished his countrymen, until at length he was stoned to death by order of the Babylonian authorities.