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Also included are high-quality color images and maps that highlight important archaeological finds and critical geographical information about the Land of Israel and beyond. Charts and timelines will help you simply and easily understand the timing of events and all the people mentioned throughout the book.
The Book of Ezekiel (Yechezkel) contains prophesies between the years 593-571 BCE. His messages are intended mainly for the Jews already living in Babylonia, who were exiled from Jerusalem in 597 BCE. In addition to his prophecies of rebuke, one of Ezekiel’s central roles involves offering strength to the Jews who had been torn from the Holy Land.
The Book of Ezekiel is full of unusual symbolic acts and allegories which are intended to help the prophet convey his messages. For example, Yechezkel is told to lie on his side for over a year, to shave his hair, and to refrain from mourning for his deceased wife.
Ezekiel’s other-worldly descriptions of the Heavenly Chariot became the focal point for the study of Jewish esoteric mystical traditions. In fact, there were many who felt that it was not appropriate to include the Book of Ezekiel within the Biblical canon. The rabbis, however, chose to include the Book of Ezekiel, as the messages in it are critical for all generations.
If you haven’t read the Book of Ezekiel, you have no idea what you’ve been missing. It’s filled with prophesies that you have to read to believe!