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Yechezkel after having been exiled with Yehoyachin to Babylon prophesised outside the land of Israel about the Divine Chariot and punishment of the nations who slaughter the Jewish people, and the dimensions of final Beis Hamikdash to be rebuilt in our days.

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Sources on the house of Ithamar before and after the Babylonian exile

According to Ezekiel 44, the sins of the house of Ithamar contributed to the exile of the Jewish people to Babylon. I'm interested in learning more about: What specific sins are attributed to the ...
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Why Pharaoh of Exodus, in Ezekiel 29:3?

Ezekiel 29:3: "Speak these words: Thus said the Sovereign GOD: I am going to deal with you, O Pharaoh king of Egypt, Mighty monster, sprawling in your channels, Who said, My Nile is my own; I ...
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Is it Permissible to Consume Ezekiel Bread?

In Ezekiel 4:9, Ezekiel is told to prepare/create a repulsive bread - Ezekiel Bread - as an omen of the imminent hunger to come upon Israel due to siege (See Rashi). Assuming that today's recipes are ...
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Did the Battle of Gog Umagog happen already?

I’ve been reading a lot of Ezekiel Chapter 38 and on with Talmud Sanhedrin 97a and on and it seems from there that the order of events before the coming of mashiach need to happen in order for ...
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Yechezkel 26-28 - a reference to America/The West?

Have there been any Rabbis claim that Yechezkel's prophecy of destruction and lamentations about צֹר/Tyre is also a reference to a modern day country? Clearly the pshat is talking about the ancient ...
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If we Jews don’t believe that we do not suffer from the sins of our fathers

I’m going to preface this first by writing a question: The Christians believe that Jesus died for our sins of the world- to which i personally do not believe that at all- the Christians believe that ...
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How Prophets Reply and Help with Rashi

In Ezekiel 37:3 Then He said to me; "Son of man, can these bones become alive?" And I answered, "O Lord God, You [alone] know." Ezekiel replies by saying Hashem knows. In 2 Kings ...
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Is there a Midrash around Rashi's claim of Terah's forefathers being from Canaan?

Rashi's commentary on Tractate Sanhedrin 44b implies that Terah and his forefathers originated from Canaan. He references the mention of 'your Amorite father' - presumably citing Ezek 16:3 - 'Thus ...
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Daniel or Danel [closed]

These days I saw an exegete argue that the Daniel in Ezekiel 14:14 and 28:3 does not refer to the Daniel of the homonymous book but to Danel of the Epic of Aqhat, who according to the Book of Jubilees ...
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Do the Sages tell us why Ezekiel's wife died?

Also the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, I am about to take away from thee the delight of thy eyes at a stroke: yet thou shalt neither mourn nor weep, nor shall thy tears run ...
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Hashem over the lav of not bearing a grudge

Hashem says in Yechezkel 16:59 "For so said the Lord God: I have done with you as you did, that you despised an oath to violate a covenant," to which Rashi comments, "that you despised ...
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Based on Sanhedrin 39a:13 & Rashi commentary on Ezekiel 4:4, how does immobility (motionlessness) atone/cleanse national sins?

Was Yechezkel 4:4 method of Israel's atonement simply : immobility? Sanhedrin 39a:13 The Holy One, Blessed be He, afflicts Ezekiel in order to cleanse the sins of the Jewish people. God instructed ...
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In the third Beis Hamikdash, will the outer gates have tall walls also on the outside?

BH In Yechezkayl 40:6 and some other pesukim it talks about the gates for the outer walls of {the Ezras Nashim of} the third Beis Hamikdash: Then he came to the gate which looks toward the east, and ...
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How should one understand the reference to ‘horsemen’, ‘bows’ and ‘arrows’ in the Gog / Magog prophecies?

Shalom. I am a bit confused by the reference of ‘horses’ and ‘horsemen’, ‘bows’ and ‘arrows’ in Yechezkel 38 and 39. It certainly would be a greater miracle than the one described if mankind were ...
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Yehudah ibn Balaam's Commentary on Yechezkel

I'm looking for Yehudah ibn Balaam's Commentary on Yechezkel. Is it available online (whether scanned, PDF or otherwise)? If so, where?
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How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month?

How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month? Ezekiel 40:1 reads "on Rosh Hashanah, on the tenth of the month". Rashi asks and answers, &...
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Sources for the Rambam's hierarchy of angels

Traditional meforshim of Yechezkel 1 (for example, the Malbim) explain that the three often-mentioned classes of angels (ofanim, chayos and seraphim) correspond to the notions of the 3 lower worlds (...
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Why "Snir" in Yechezkel 27:5?

In Devarim 3:9 it says that the Tzidonim would call Mt. Chermon "Sirion" and the Amorim would call it "Snir". However, when Yechezkel laments the fall of Tzor, which is in Tzidon, ...
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The meaning of Ezekiel 20:25?

Ezekiel 20:24-26 Because they did not perform My ordinances, and they rejected My statutes and desecrated My Sabbaths, and their eyes were after the idols of their fathers. (25) I, too, gave them ...
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Did Yechezkel (Ezekiel) bring the dead back to life, or did he just say a prophecy about it?

See here - https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16135/jewish/Chapter-37.htm The question is if he actually brought them to life, or if he simply said a prophecy about it and Hashem was the one ...
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Warning people/getting people to do teshuva [closed]

Based on Ezekiel 3:18-19: בְּאָמְרִ֤י לָֽרָשָׁע֙ מ֣וֹת תָּמ֔וּת וְלֹ֣א הִזְהַרְתּ֗וֹ וְלֹ֥א דִבַּ֛רְתָּ לְהַזְהִ֥יר רָשָׁ֛ע מִדַּרְכּ֥וֹ הָֽרְשָׁעָ֖ה לְחַיֹּת֑וֹ ה֤וּא רָשָׁע֙ בַּֽעֲוֺנ֣וֹ יָמ֔וּת ...
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Does Ezekiel 16:3-6 say that Jerusalem was a ravaged Canaanite/Amorite/Hittite city and that it and its inhabitants were adopted into Israel?

JPS Ezekiel 16: 3 And you shall say; So said the Lord God to Jerusalem; Your dwelling place and your birth place are from the land of the Canaanites; your father was the Amorite, and your mother a ...
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Does Ezekiel 44:22 contradict the Torah?

Ezekiel 44:22 states: "Neither shall they [the priests] take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, and a widow that is the ...
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Haftorah Parshas Emor

Why would we institute the public haftorah reading for Emor, which includes one of the pesukim in Yechezkel which almost caused that seffer to be hidden away by chazzal? See Shabbos 13b with Rashi. ...
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Ha’am ha’aretz or am ha’aretz?

In yechezk’el (45:16): כֹּ֚ל הָעָ֣ם הָאָ֔רֶץ יִהְי֖וּ אֶל־הַתְּרוּמָ֣ה הַזֹּ֑את לַנָּשִׂ֖יא בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃- Ha’am Ha’aretz. Yet just a few pesukim later, (46:3): וְהִשְׁתַּחֲו֣וּ עַם־הָאָ֗רֶץ ...
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Why does the Ba'al Haggadah cite Yechezkel 16:7 before 16:6? Why does it even cite 16:6 at all?

In my Haggadah,1 I see the following text, in the section expounding Arami Oved Avi: וָרָב. כְּמָה שֶּׁנֶּאֱמַר: רְבָבָה כְּצֶמַח הַשָּׂדֶה נְתַתִּיךְ, וַתִּרְבִּי וַתִּגְדְּלִי וַתָּבֹאִי בַּעֲדִי ...
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Change of the heart

In some places (like Mishlei 3:3 and 7:3) our hearts are compared to luchot (tablets) on which one should inscribe the words of HaShem. In another places our hearts should be circumcised: Devarim 10:...
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Rabbinic sources on (un)fulfillment of prophecy in Ezekiel 29 [duplicate]

In Ezekiel 29, the prophet predicts very specifically that Nebuchadnezzar will conquer Egypt and get lots of loot. Historically, Nebuchadnezzar attempted to conquer Egypt, but was repelled by Pharaoh ...
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Why did Hashem change Adam’s creation specifically because Chiram declared himself a god?

Bava Basra 75a-b (translation mine, bracketed insertions follow Rashbam ad. loc.): מאי (יחזקאל כח, יג) מלאכת תופיך ונקביך בך אמר רב יהודה אמר רב אמר לו הקדוש ברוך הוא לחירם מלך צור בך נסתכלתי ...
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Is Ezekiel 28 referring to the King of Tyre or Satan?

Because in no sense would god call a mortal human an Anointed cherub You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your adornment: Carnelian, chrysolite, and amethyst; Beryl, lapis ...
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English Translations of Major Yechezkel/Ezekiel Commentaries

Shalom! I have been looking for some time and I cannot seem to find any resources in English. Are there any translations (into English) of the Yechezkel/Ezekiel commentaries of the following rabbis? ...
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Tradition-Based Depictions of the Third Temple

Are there any artistic depictions of the third Temple and/or future Jerusalem, available online, that are rooted in traditional descriptions, such as Ezekiel 40-47 and related midrashim?
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Ezekiel 37:27-28 My Mishkan v.s. My Mikdash

Ezekiel 37:27-28 reads something like: My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify ...
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Yechezkel 42:22-23

Yechezkel 42:22 and 23 speaks of the stranger that sojourns with the Israelites that eventually converts and is allowed to receive the tribal inheritance. How does this work if they are not members of ...
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Ezekiel's Vision of the Temple

Since the Temple built after the Babylonian Captivity did not conform to Ezekiel's vision (Chapters 40-42), why is what he wrote not considered a false prophecy? Chaim Clorphene in 'The Third Temple: ...
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Representing מִשְׁפָּט in English?

I was wondering how Jewish people understand this word with a specific interest in how it is best translated into English. In case it’s context specific here’s an example from Ezekiel (5:7) I was ...
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What is the meaning of the prophecy in Ezekiel 26?

Shalom! I am debating the issue of whether or not the Tanakh contains errors with a friend, who insists that Ezekiel 26 contains a false prophecy with regards to siege of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar. ...
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How did 'House of Israel' come to refer to Judah & Jews, not only the former northern kingdom?

At some point the phrase 'House of Israel' came to refer to all Jews, but much earlier it referred only to the northern kingdom of Israel, and not Judah. How long after the fall of Israel (c.722 BCE) ...
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What is "Pannag"?

In the book of Ezeqiel, chpater 27 verse 17 we read: יְהוּדָה וְאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵמָּה רֹכְלָיִךְ בְּחִטֵּי מִנִּית וּפַנַּג וּדְבַשׁ וָשֶׁמֶן וָצֹרִי נָתְנוּ מַעֲרָבֵךְ. What is 'Pannag' (פנג) ...
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What's the earliest source for the Third Temple?

I know Yechezkel writes about a Temple which is generally considered to be the Third. Is this explicitly identified as a Third Temple anywhere there? Otherwise, what's the earliest source that ...
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Nebuchadnezzar II failure to conquer Egypt

Ezekiel 29:19 states the G-d will give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar II. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off ...
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Why does Sanhedrin 92b conclude that the bones in Yechezkel was Ephraim?

Why does Sanhedrin 92b conclude that the bones in Yechezkel was Ephraim, when verse Yechezkel 37:11 states it is all the house of Israel? 11. Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are all ...
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Why is there a Sephardic belief that eating seuda shelishit would in part protect you from the goings on at Gog and Magog?

I read this in a siddur at a Sephardic Shul yesterday. The women around me agreed wholeheartedly with the statement, stating that it's Halacha. I don't see the connection, other than the idea that ...
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Prophesy in the book of Ezekiel

There is a prophesy at the end of the book of the prophet Ezekiel which gives a guide regarding the re-division of land between the 12 tribes of Israel. It is different to the way that Joshua was told ...
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Did the state of Israel fulfill ancient prophecy?

Does Judaism consider the state of Israel the fulfillment of ancient prophecy? Especially in reference to this Bible verse. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2037 18 “When your ...
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Help with finding a Pirkei Avot Citation

Hebrew Wikipedia writes, commenting on the well known quote "אבות אכלו בוסר, ושיני בנים תקהינה:" אבות אכלו בוסר ושיני בנים תקהינה הינה סוגיה דתית-פילוסופית מרכזית ביהדות ובדתות אחרות. פסוק זה, ...
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Isn't the concept of mamzerut in violation of Ezekiel 18:19-20?

The mention of the mamzer (traditionally, "bastard") in Devarim 23:3 is traditionally understood as the severe social stigmatization of a child born of an illicit sexual union. Such individuals are ...
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Why didn't the Israelites build Yechezkel's temple when they returned from exile?

G-d gave Yechezkel the blueprints for what is now known as the third temple. Later the Israelites returned from exile and built the second temple... according to the blueprints of the first one? Why? ...
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discrepancy between parashat emor and yechezkel regarding if it is possible for a kohen to be mitame for a spouse

In parashat Emor (Vayikra 21:2) it is written כִּי, אִם-לִשְׁאֵרוֹ, הַקָּרֹב, אֵלָיו: לְאִמּוֹ וּלְאָבִיו, וְלִבְנוֹ וּלְבִתּוֹ וּלְאָחִיו.כא,ג וְלַאֲחֹתוֹ הַבְּתוּלָה הַקְּרוֹבָה אֵלָיו, אֲשֶׁר ...
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How many wings do Chayot have

In the first chapter of Yechezkel, the Chayot are described ambiguously as having four wings. Is this per side, or a total number?
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