Ezekiel the Prophet

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According to religious texts, Ezekiel was a priest in the Bible who prophesied for 22 years sometime in the 6th century BC in the form of visions while exiled in Babylon, as recorded in the Book of Ezekiel. Christianity regards Ezekiel as a prophet. Judaism considers the Book of Ezekiel a part of its canon, and regards Ezekiel as the third of the major prophets. The Book of Ezekiel gives little detail about Ezekiel's life and mentions him only twice by name, in 1:3 and 24:24. Ezekiel was a prophet, the son of Buzi. He was one of the Israelite exiles who settled at a ####place called Tel-abib (mound of the deluge), on the banks of the Chebar River "in the land of the Chaldeans. Traditionally, the book is thought to have been written in the 500s BC during the Babylonian exile of the southern Israelite kingdom, Judah. This estimate is supported by evidence. Ezekiel was said to be already active as a prophet while in the Land of Israel, and he retained this gift when he was exiled with Jehoiachin and the nobles of the country to Babylon. Ezekiel's greatest "miracle" consisted in his resuscitation of the dead, which is recounted in chapter 37 of the Book of Ezekiel.

Islamic view of Ezekiel (Hizqil)
Ezekiel Ibn Buzi succeeded him as the prophet to the Israelites. The people had fled from Judea for fear of the plague and settled on a plateau. Allah said to them: "Die you all", and they all perished. A few centuries passed, and then Ezekiel, passing by, stopped over them, wondering. There came a voice: "Do you want Allah to resurrect them while you watch?" He said: "Yes." Then he was commanded to call those bones to join one to the other and to be covered with flesh. So he called them by the power of Allah, and the people arose and glorified Allah in the voice of one man.

Tomb of Ezekiel
The tomb of Ezekiel is a structure located in the central part of Dezful in Iran, is the final resting place of Ezekiel, close to Daniel, who is buried in Susa. It has been a place of pilgrimage to both Muslims and Jews alike. Another tomb attributed to him, Ezekiel's Tomb, lies in Iraq. After the Jewish exodus from Iraq, Jewish activity in the tomb ceased although a disused Synagogue remains in place.




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