|Overview - Ezekiel 4|
|1||Under the type of a siege is shewn the time from the defection of Jeroboam to the captivity.|
|9||By the provision of the siege, is shewn the hardness of the famine.|
Ezekiel 4:15 (King James Version)
Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
- cow's dung
- Dried cow-dung is a common fuel in the East, as it is in many parts of England, to the present day; but the prophet was ordered to prepare his bread with human ordure, to shew the extreme degree of wretchedness to which the besieged should be exposed, as they would be obliged literally to use it, from not being able to leave the city to collect other fuel.