Ezekiel 4:1

Overview - Ezekiel 4
Under the type of a siege is shewn the time from the defection of Jeroboam to the captivity.
By the provision of the siege, is shewn the hardness of the famine.
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Ezekiel 4:1  (King James Version)
Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:

5:1-17 12:3-16 1 Samuel 15:27 1 Samuel 15:28 ; 1 Kings 11:30 1 Kings 11:31 ; Isaiah 20:2-4
Jeremiah 13:1-14 ; 18:2-12 19:1-15 25:15-38 27:2-22 Hosea 1:2-9 ; 3:1-5
Hosea 12:10

a tile
[Lebbnh ,] {levainah,} generally denotes a brick, and Palladius informs us that the bricks in common use among the ancients were "two feet long, one foot broad, and four inches thick;" and on such a surface the whole siege might be easily pourtrayed. Perhaps, however, it may here denote a flat tile, like a Roman brick, which were commonly used for tablets, as we learn from Pliny, Hist
Nat. 1
vii. c. 57.

Jeremiah 6:6 ; 32:31 Amos 3:2