The Book of Ezekiel is the third of the Latter Prophets in the TaNaCh and one of the major prophetic books in the Old Testament, following Isaiah and Jeremiah. According to the book itself, it records six visions of the prophet Ezekiel, exiled in Babylon, during the 22 years – 593–571 BCE.

Ezekiel has the broad three-fold structure found in a number of the prophetic books: prophecies of woe against the prophet’s own people, followed by prophecies against Israel’s neighbors, ending in prophecies of hope and salvation:

• Chapters 1–29 – Prophecies against Judah and Jerusalem
• Chapters 25–32 – Prophecies against the foreign nations
• Chapters 33–48 – Prophecies of hope and salvation