Ezekiel or Ezechiel (ᵻˈziːkiəl; יְחֶזְקֵאל Yəḥezqēʾl jə.ħɛzˈqeːl; in the Septuagint written in Ἰεζεκιήλ Iezekiḗl i.ɛ.zɛ.kiˈel) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.
In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel, which includes prophecies about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jews' restoration to the land of Israel.
The name Ezekiel means "God is strong" or "God strengthens".
In the Bible
The author of the Book of Ezekiel presents himself as Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, born into a priestly (kohen) lineage. Apart from identifying himself, the author gives a date for the first divine encounter which he presents: "in the thirtieth year". Ezekiel describes his calling to be a prophet by going into great detail about his encounter with God and four "living creatures" with four wheels that stayed beside the