One of the major prophets, he was the first to receive the call to prophesy outside the Holy Land (i.e., in Babylon). His earliest message (597-587 BCE) attempted to prepare the Jewish exiles for the eventual destruction of Jerusalem. After this time, he promises salvation in a new covenant and lays out the conditions for obtaining it. He was a priest, and shows a great interest in the temple and liturgy. He had a tremendous influence on the manner in which Judaism was reconstituted after the exile.
Jewish prophet during the Babylonian captivity, wrote the book of Ezekiel. Taken into captivity around 597 B.C. by Nebuchadnezzar. Babylon took the southern kingdom of Israel in three moves, first in 605 B.C., then 597 B.C., and finally destroyed Jerusalem in 586 B.C.
a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC