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  • Anthony Miranda

Jesus' Joy

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Ezekiel, was an Israelite priest and prophet who was taken to Babylon among the first wave of captives from Judah in 598 B.C. and a younger contemporary of Jeremiah. His prophetic activity was from around 593 to 571 B.C. The kings of Judah made some bad political choices in the struggle between Egypt and Babylon over supremacy in the area, Nebuchadnezzar eventually laid siege to Jerusalem. King Jehoiachin, and most of Jerusalem’s prominent people, including Ezekiel’s family were taken into exile and was placed in a refugee settlement south of Babylon near the Kebab River. Apparently many believed this exile was only a temporary blip on the screen of their glorious history as God’s people. But Jeremiah had already informed the exiles in writing (Jere