Ezekiel 1:2

2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

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 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.