Ezekiel is the Book of Captivity. This great priest-prophet faithfully proclaimed the Word of the LORD to the exiles living in the land of Babylon. Ezekiel’s ministry paralleled Jeremiah’s ministry in Jerusalem before that city’s destruction. Ezekiel’s spiritual ministry to the captives also paralleled Daniel’s political ministry to the captors.
The Hebrew, Greek, and English titles for the book are all taken from the proper name of the prophet who delivered the message of this book.
Ezekiel the son of Buzi is a priest unable to serve in the Temple. Born in 623BC, two years prior to Hilkiah’s discovery of the Law, and King Josiah’s reforms.