The Book Of Ezekiel And The Destruction Of Jerusalem

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The Book of Ezekiel is and the man himself is in the midst of historical event associated with the demise of Judah and the destruction of Jerusalem (587 B.C.E) Ezekiel, along with other Judahites were taken into exile in Babylon in 597. In effect there were two Judahs one in the land of Judah and one in exile. One king, Jehoiachin was in exile and Zedekiah in Jerusalem. Under Babylonian bonds and rejecting prophetic advice, they refused to pay their tribute. Within a few years, the temple, city walls, and homes of Jerusalem were burned and leveled. More citizens were carried away to Babylon, and those who remained soon fled to Egypt for security. Ezekiel was told to warn God’s people that there were consequences to their lack of fidelity. God cautioned them that refusal to live by the covenant would bring its own discipline. The people did not listen to the Prophet Ezekiel: he was disliked for his words, and alienated for his message. He told the people that God would allow them to live as orphans if they chose to be orphans—to live outside of God’s covenant. After the fall of Jerusalem, the Babylonian general Nebuzaraddan was sent to complete its destruction. Solomon 's Temple was destroyed. Most of the elite were taken into captivity in Babylon. Jerusalem was razed to the ground.
This period in his life and in his ministry, calling or priesthood had an impact on his life. He was born into a priestly lineage. Ezekiel 1:3 states “the word of the Lord came in

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