Ezekiel 1:2

2 On the fifth day of the month (it was 1the fifth year of 2the exile of King Jehoiachin),

Ezekiel 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 1:2

In the fifth [day] of the month
The month Tammuz, as before:

(which [was] the fifth year of Jehoiachin's captivity)
; the same with Jeconiah and Coniah, as he is sometimes called; he was taken by the king of Babylon, when he had reigned but three months, and his captivity held seven and thirty years, ( 2 Kings 24:8 2 Kings 24:12 ) ( 25:27 ) .

Ezekiel 1:2 In-Context

1 In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin),
3 the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.
4 As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal.
5 And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Ezekiel 8:1]; See Ezekiel 20:1
  • 2. 2 Kings 24:12, 15; [Ezekiel 17:12; Ezekiel 19:8; Ezekiel 33:21; Ezekiel 40:1]
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