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Ezekiel 8:1

Context
A Desecrated Temple

8:1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth of the month, 1  as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting in front of me, the hand 2  of the sovereign Lord seized me. 3 

Ezekiel 11:25

Context
11:25 So I told the exiles everything 4  the Lord had shown me.

Ezekiel 14:1

Context
Well-Deserved Judgment

14:1 Then some men from Israel’s elders came to me and sat down in front of me.

Ezekiel 20:1

Context
Israel’s Rebellion

20:1 In the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, 5  some of the elders 6  of Israel came to seek 7  the Lord, and they sat down in front of me.

1 tc The LXX reads “In the sixth year, in the fifth month, on the fifth of the month.”

sn In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth of the month would be September 17, 592 b.c., about fourteen months after the initial vision.

2 tn Or “power.”

sn Hand in the OT can refer metaphorically to power, authority, or influence. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God (3:14, 22; 8:1; 37:1; 40:1).

3 tn Heb “fell upon me there,” that is, God’s influence came over him.

4 tn Heb “all the words of.”

5 sn The date would be August 14th, 591 b.c. The seventh year is the seventh year of Jehoiachin’s exile.

6 tn Heb “men from the elders.”

7 tn See the note at 14:3.



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