Ezekiel 4:6

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 4:6  (King James Version)
And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.

forty days
This represented the forty years during which gross idolatry prevailed in Judah, from the reformation of Josiah, B
C. 624, ; to the same final desolation of the land. Some think that the period of 390 ; days also predicts the duration of the siege of the Babylonians, (ver. 9,) deducting from it five months and twenty-nine days, when the besiegers went to meet the Egyptians (2 Ki 25:1-4 Jeremiah 37:5 ;)and that forty days may have been employed in desolating the temple and city. "Beginning from 2 ; Ki 23:3 23
Ending Jeremiah 52:30 ."

each day for a year
Hebrew a day for a year, a day for a
Numbers 14:34 ; Daniel 9:24-26 ; Daniel 12:11 Daniel 12:12 Revelation 9:15 ; Revelation 11:2 Revelation 11:3 12:14 13:5