Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ezekiel, the third of the Hebrew greater prophets, was a priest, son of Buzi, and was one of those carried away to Babylon in 599 B.C. By the river Chebar inspiration came to him to speak and reveal to the people the sufferings that came for their idolatry, and to announce to them a future end of their captivity, a return and restoration of prosperity, and a union of Israel and Judah. He also denounced the neighbouring nations. His words are vigorous and poetical, but their full sense is veiled.