. Yet this is not certain, (ver. And I sat where they sat — This translation is according to the Vulgate, sedi, ubi illi sedebant. This is the Hebrew margin reading [ waa'eesheeb (Hebrew #3427)]. The word implies a fixed and determined silence. The ten tribes had been long since carried away by Shalmaneser king of Asyria, and settled on the Chabor or Habor (2 Kings 18:6). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. letola chib, "to the hill Chib," or the hill of grief. marginal reading is (bvaw) Or he might The lesser known Ezekiel is a priest in the time of King David (1 Chronicles 24:16). it being through inundations uninhabited, and so exposed unto Such a season of retirement and thought has been given to other great religious leaders—to Moses, in his forty years of exile; to Elijah, in his forty days in Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:4-8); to St. Paul, in his journey to Arabia (Galatians 1:17); and to our Lord Himself, when He went into the wilderness after His baptism. The Babylonians may have situated them there to rebuild and repopulate the site and to reclaim its land. Ezekiel is a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel.He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. In this section, “God [is] sending Ezekiel out into the plain ― into a wilderness beyond the city ― and gives to him a series of directions that Ezekiel is supposed to enact.” Probably the vowel-pointing of the first word should be changed, and it will then read, “and I saw where they sat.”. For it seems the captive Jews were disposed of at different Which was the name of some chief place or plantation of the Jews in captivity, saith Diodat. How then does he say, that he is now returned? Physically he lived among his own people, but spiritually he would operate in another realm, a zone governed by divine realities. Ezekiel Eats the Scroll … 12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me: ‘Blessed be the glory of the LORD in His dwelling place!’ 13 It was the sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, a great rumbling sound. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, and remained there astonished among them seven days. Why, because the vision had vanished, and so he was entirely occupied with the other captives. Ezekiel 3:15. The meaning of the term is given differently by different scholars; for example, Kuenen, following the Vulgate, “Cornear Hill;” Fred. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. And the famous Ezekiel should be called Jehezkel or Jehezekel as well, because that's a much closer transliteration. of new corn, ( Ezekiel 1:1 ) ; And for seven days he sat there ‘overwhelmed’. And when I set my face against them, you will know that I am the LORD. I came to them of the captivity - Because the hand of the Lord was strong upon him and supported him, he soon reached the place. Ezekiel 3:15 King James Version (KJV). captive Jews were placed here, partly that they might be secured I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. sat. people were in; and, above all, at the dreadful things he had to Do they make pegs from it to hang things on? The name Ezekiel is assigned twice in the Bible. Ezekiel 13:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ezekiel 13:14, NIV: "I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare.When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD." Seven days - Perhaps God kept him all this time without an immediate revelation, that the bitterness and heat of spirit of which he speaks above might be subdued, and that he might speak God's words in God's own Spirit. Skulking and lurking, or at least not acting according to my prophetic function, and the gift bestowed upon me, which I ought to have stirred up and exercised for the good of my fellow captives. partly that they might secure and defend the place from enemies, Abib means the green ears of grain which appeared in the month Nisan, the pledge of the harvest. Tel-abib; the name of a place in that part of Mesopotamia, which was shut up within Chebar westward, and Saocora eastward. Toy translates the latter half of the verse, “and sat there among them seven days dismayed.”, — Kautzsch, “staring;” that is, dumb and motionless. Ezekiel 3:15, ESV: "And I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were dwelling by the Chebar canal, and I sat where they were dwelling. I sat where they sat; sat sad and astonished, where I found and saw them sitting astonished; for sitting sometimes is a posture of mourning and sadness, as in Lamentations 1:1, and Job’s friends, and Psalms 137:1. and which was the first month with the Jews; whereas it was in Seven days was the space of time appointed for mourning.” — Lowth. Or he might be waiting all this time for orders and instructions to prophesy; or to prepare the people to attend with more reverence and earnestness, to hear what he had to say when he should break silence. - Syriac. or to prepare the people to attend with more reverence and Tel-abib— Tel-abib is generally supposed to be a town in Mesopotamia near the river Chebar. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet/priest Ezekiel, and is one of the Books of the Prophets. That was where he dwelt. But they were his neighbors and countrymen, and companions in affliction, and for seven days the prophet remained silent. Ezekiel 3:15. Although they have come out of the fire, the fire will yet consume them. It took him ‘seven days’ to recover, longer than just a few days. The land will be ruled by a Davidic Prince (Ezekiel 44:3; see also 37:24–25; 34:23–24). "hill of ears"). Seven days.] What we have mentioned must be especially remembered, that the Prophet was beheld in that sad and sorrowful countenance, and was silent for seven days. Chebar. 12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place. God had again and again commanded Ezekiel to “speak” (Ezekiel 2:4; Ezekiel 2:7; Ezekiel 3:4; Ezekiel 3:11); but through bitterness of spirit the prophet remained silent. Ezekiel 3:15. All rights reserved. this time here; and the captives were beating out the ripe ears It was in the middle part of Mesopotamia, saith Junius, between two rivers, Chebar and Saocorah. among the captives, and remained there astonished among Seven days was the length of time that the Jews usually mourned for their dead ( Genesis 50:10; Numbers 19:11; Job 2:13), and it was the time it took to consecrate a priest ( Leviticus 8:33). The heap of new corn. The Babylonians may have situated them there to rebuild and repopulate the site and to reclaim its land. By — On that part of the river Chebar, which runs west-ward of Tel-abib. Jerome translates, “a heap of fruit,” and not badly; for this was probably the origin of the place’s name, as cities and villages and mountains often receive their name from their situation and other circumstances; so also this place was called Thelabib. dwell F19; and the "Keri" is confirmed by the "Ezekiel was being consecrated for the priesthood on his thirtieth birthday and commissioned to proclaim Judah"s funeral dirge." Their Septuagint version has μετέωρον , as if it meant “lofty.” תלל, thelel, signifies to elevate, but it ought to be תלול, thelol, if the Prophet meant that he was exalted, but this is not suitable, since he rather asserts that he was like the rest of mankind after the vision was withdrawn. 16. God encourageth him in the discharge of his office Ezekiel 3:4-14: he is carried by the Spirit to Tel-abib; and is there admonished of his duty as a watchman to Israel, Ezekiel 3:15-21. deliver to them. reaching from Mount Masius to the river Euphrates, and lay Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib So the Vulgate: acervum novarum frugum, "a heap of new fruits." The Targum is, ``and prophecy from before the Lord was strong upon me;''. Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib,.... For it seems the captive Jews were disposed of at different places, and there were some at this place; for this was the name of a place, as Jarchi and Kimchi observe; as were Telmelah, and Telharsa, Ezra 2:59; it signifies "a heap of new fruit", and so the Vulgate Latin version renders it: not that there were such at this time here; and the captives were beating out the ripe ears of corn, as "abib" signifies; whence the month Abib has its name, and which was the first month with the Jews; whereas it was in the fourth month when Ezekiel was here, and there could no ears of new corn, Ezekiel 1:1; according to Junius, this Telabib was a tract in Mesopotamia, reaching from Mount Masius to the river Euphrates, and lay between two rivers, Chebar and Saocoras; and he thinks the captive Jews were placed here, partly that they might be secured safe from getting away, or returning from their captivity; and partly that they might secure and defend the place from enemies, it being through inundations uninhabited, and so exposed unto them: that dwelt by the river of Chebar; See Gill on Ezekiel 1:1; and I sat where they sat; there is a double reading here; the "Cetib" or writing is ואשר, which Junius takes to be the name of a river the prophet calls Haesher, the same with Saocoras, connecting it with the preceding clause, "that dwelt by the river of Chebar and Haesher"; the "Keri" or marginal reading is ואשב, "and I sat" or "dwelt"; but both signify the same thing, Since אשר is from שרה, which in Chaldee signifies to dwellF19Vid. The text is rather, “I beheld them sitting there” [Gesenius]; or, “And those that were settled there,” namely, the older settlers, as distinguished from the more recent ones alluded to in the previous clause. I have also listed up to 15 things you can learn particularly from this verse of the Holy Bible. So many days Job's friends kept silence, when they came to visit him, and saw his distress, Job 2:13. Genesis 50:10 Ezekiel 3:17-19 New International Version (NIV). It is identified by Michaelis with Thallaba on the Chabour. Israel's heart had become rebellious, idolatrous, and hardened against God. 15.Tel-abib — This was the name of the village where most of the Hebrew community seems to have resided, on the river Chebar. Hereafter his people could expect no more idle or mundane chatter from him. From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God will strengthen", from the roots חָזַק meaning "to strengthen" and אֵל meaning "God". Abib means the green ears of corn which appeared in the month Nisan, the pledge of the harvest. Tel-abib was located in Babylonia and is not to be confused with the modern city of Tel Aviv in Israel. Ezekiel 3:15 KJ21 Then I came to those of the captivity at Telabib, who dwelt by the River of Chebar; and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. so Kimchi interprets it of the hand of prophecy; the Spirit of the Lord, as a spirit of prophecy, came upon him, with great impulse upon his spirit, and he could not refuse going to his people, to declare it to them. He only remained on the spot because the hand of the Lord “was heavy upon him” (Ezekiel 3:14). Seven days; mourning no doubt all that while, and waiting till the Spirit of prophecy should open his mouth, and till he might know persons, their inclinations, vices, and temper in them, and till he might speak somewhat of personal knowledge against their wickednesses. Tel-abib - אביב תל "a heap of corn." 15. Delitzsch, “Forest Hill;” more recently, “Mound of the Storm” (Pinches), or, “Hill of the Deluge” (Haupt). Perhaps he was physically overcome by the vision, perhaps humility and lack of self-confidence may partially explain this conduct, but more probably it was a deep repugnance to the task assigned him. Ezekiel 3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. God had again and again commanded Ezekiel to “speak” (, ); but through bitterness of spirit the prophet remained silent. 7 I will set my face against them. His call to prophetic ministry was not only an invitation to be the spokesman for the glorious God of Israel; it also involved a sentence to a life of loneliness, alienation, and desolation. them: that dwelt by the river of Chebar; (See Gill on Ezekiel The meaning of the term is given differently by different scholars; for example, Kuenen, following the Vulgate, “Cornear Hill;” Fred. Ezekiel 3:15 Context. "hill of ears"). It is perhaps significant that seven days was required for the consecration of a priest (Leviticus 8:33). His body was controlled by that Hand as if he, too, were a “wheel” or a “living creature;” yet his tongue was free, and his rebellious spirit refused to utter the awful message which he had seen written in the roll (Ezekiel 2:9; Job 2:13). of corn, as "abib" signifies; whence the month Abib has its name, — This is the Hebrew Margin reading. But Bishop Newcome renders the Hebrew, I dwelt where they dwelt; that is, I took up my residence among them; and remained there astonished seven days — “Having my spirit wholly cast down and amazed, under the apprehension of these terrible judgments, which were to come upon my nation, and of which I was to be the messenger: see the margin. The vision was over, and he found himself, as if carried by the wind, before the very people whom Jehovah had commanded him to rebuke. “To be silent was the characteristic of mourners (Lamentations 3:28); to sit, their proper attitude (Isaiah 3:26; Lamentations 1:1); seven days, the set time of mourning (Job 2:13).” By this act the prophet shows his deep sympathy with his people in their affliction. Ezekiel 3:15. 7:69 ) ; it signifies "a heap of new fruit", and so the Despite breaking the conditions of their first covenant with Him, the Lord, in His grace, promised to make a New Covenant with His people. Hereafter his people could expect no more idle or mundane chatter from him. Which circumstance of time increased his sins, saith Polanus. --- Mourning; or Protestants, "astonished," like Job's friends, for people dead in sin. The final section of Ezekiel, chapters 40-48, give the ideal picture of a new temple.The Jerusalem Bible refers to this section as "the Torah of Ezekiel". 1. This does not seem to have been a silence commanded of God, such as occurred later (Ezekiel 3:26). Ezekiel (/ ɪ ˈ z iː k i əl /; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאל ‎ Yĕḥezqēʾl [jəħ.ɛzˈqeːl]; in the Septuagint written in Koinē Greek: Ἰεζεκιήλ Iezekiḗl [i.ɛ.zɛ.kiˈel]) is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.. I sat where they sat.] 17. Compare the use in Genesis for ‘three day’ and ‘seven day’ journeys). midst of them". 15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. Perhaps the name expressed the Jews' hopes of restoration, or else the fertility of the region. Seven days — Mourning no doubt all that while, and waiting 'till the spirit of prophecy should open his mouth. Some render it “skillful,” but I am not aware of their reason: but as I have already said, their opinion is probable, who suppose it the proper name of a place. there is a double reading here; the "Cetib" or writing is Ezekiel 3:13. Toy translates the latter half of the verse, “and sat there among them seven days dismayed.”. And even in the case of רעשׁ, the reference to Ezekiel 38:19 does not prove that the word must mean earthquake in this passage also, since Ezekiel uses the word in a different sense in Ezekiel 12:18 and Ezekiel 3:12. (Haydock) --- Many suppose that he never spoke. (Ezek. See note on Ezekiel 1:3; the modern Khabour, a tributary of the Euphrates, forty-five miles from Babylon. Where — Where I found them sitting astonished, at the sight of their change from freedom and honour to servitude and shame. —Ezekiel now leaves the place where he had been, and comes to Tel-abib, which is described as still by the same “river of Chebar,” and which signifies the “mound of ears (of grain),” and was probably a place of especial fruitfulness, but which cannot be further identified. (rva) is from (hrv) , which in Chaldee signifies to and trouble. The text is rather [ wa'eesheer (Hebrew #7788) from shuwr (Hebrew #7788), to look] 'I beheld them sitting there', (Gesenius); or 'And those that were settled there,' namely, the older settlers, as distinguished from the more recent ones alluded to in the previous clause. (‘Seven days’ generally signifies a longer period than the shorter ‘three days’, two stereotyped expressions. The sense is, that he placed himself among the captives. at the change of place and company; at the sad condition his The Targum renders it, "silent"; through grief and trouble. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This he freely confesseth, as giving glory to God, and taking shame to himself. ‘Three days’ would mean anything from one and a half days to six days, ‘seven days’ would indicate a little longer period. Answer: Ezekiel 20:25 in the ESV reads, “Moreover, I gave them statutes that were not good and rules by which they could not have life.” Why would … (Compare. Perhaps the name expressed the Jews‘ hopes of restoration, or else the fertility of the region. His call to prophetic ministry was not only an invitation to be the spokesman for the glorious God of Israel; it also involved a sentence to a life of loneliness, alienation, and desolation. Proud member according to Junius, this Telabib was a tract in Mesopotamia, Without doubt., the Prophet means that he returned to his former mode of life from the time when he heard God speaking and saw the vision. Whatever the prophet"s relationship to the rest of the exiles in the past, when he finally submits, he is a man set apart, under orders from God. For his very appearance would rouse the attention of men, that they should enquire the meaning of this unusual sorrow. Looking to the tremendous responsibility implied in the words, we can hardly, I think, in spite of the questions which have been raised as to the belief of the Hebrews in the immortality of the soul, hesitate to accept the latter meaning. This does not seem to have been a silence commanded of God, such as occurred later (, ). exiles in Babylon at a settlement along the river Chebar called Tel-abib (Ezekiel 3:15 Ezekiel 23:20 Meaning. Ezekiel 47 is the forty-seventh chapter of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.. Then I came to them of the captivity of Telabib. Here, we succinctly explained the meaning of a popular Bible scripture that has been misinterpreted by many. Comparing his vision to Babylonian iconography reveals that Ezekiel saw a divine “throne chariot” of the heavens—widely described in the ancient biblical world. Ezekiel 3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. Salem Media Group. ], "For a week he struggles inwardly with Yahweh, with his calling, and with the message he is charged to proclaim. "that dwelt by the river of Chebar and Haesher"; the "Keri" or Tel-abib. Jerusalem as a Useless Vine. i. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. 15. This was the Chebar whither he was sent. The vision was over, and he found himself, as if carried by the wind, before the very people whom Jehovah had commanded him to rebuke. same with Saocoras, connecting it with the preceding clause, Since "Tel" can mean "ruined mound," it is possible that the Jewish exiles lived at the site of a destroyed or abandoned city. between two rivers, Chebar and Saocoras; and he thinks the The Targum renders it, "silent"; through grief Here then is no more contradiction than is in this, if I should name a place between two rivers, and say the place is near one of those rivers. Just as human kings had chariots, so did deities. For God revealed himself to him on the bank of the river Chebar, but he was solitary: and that this was done by vision, is by no means doubtful, since he was always among his own people. — This was the name of the village where most of the, Hebrew community seems to have resided, on the river Chebar. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Ezekiel 3:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ezekiel 3:14, NIV: "The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD on me." By the river; on or near to that part of the river Chebar which runs westward of this Tel-abib. Question: "What does Ezekiel 20:25 mean when God says, ‘I gave them statutes that were not good’?" Question: "What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37?" In English Bibles this man is often referred to as Jehezkel or Jehezekel, but in Hebrew his name is identical to the famous Ezekiel. It was the name of a place; in Hebrew, Telabib, (Challoner) as the Chaldean leaves it (Menochius) with the three Greek interpreters. safe from getting away, or returning from their captivity; and (Compare Ezekiel 1:3.) For תל, thel, signifies “a heap,” and אביב, abib, means a “stalk,” or “straw of corn,” and it may, therefore, be that the place was called Thelabib on account of its fertility, since the harvest there is very plentiful. earnestness, to hear what he had to say when he should break The Septuagint render it the reverse, "conversing in the ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Ezekiel 3:15 " Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. " the fourth month when Ezekiel was here, and there could no ears Ezekiel is made to eat the roll, Ezekiel 3:1-3. (15) I came to them of the captivity at Telabib.—Ezekiel now leaves the place where he had been, and comes to Tel-abib, which is described as still by the same “river of Chebar,” and which signifies the “mound of ears (of grain),” and was probably a place of especial fruitfulness, but which cannot be further identified. Not the Chebar of Ezekiel 1:3. Ezekiel 10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. Whatever it was, we see that this silence was a preparation for the discharge of his duty with greater fruit and efficacy, since his speech ought afterwards to be received with greater reverence when he had been silent for seven days, Then he says, I came to the exiles who sat in Thelabib I willingly accord with the opinion of those who take this for the name of a place, and ancient interpreters even have left these two words. 40-42) Then came a thrilling event: Jehovah’s glorious arrival at the temple!! The sense is, that he placed himself ... Ezekiel 36:26(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. Nor ought it to seem absurd that he was dumb although sent by God:: for this did not occur through any negligence or delay which can be accounted a fault, but the office of teaching had been so imposed that he was not yet instructed by any fixed commands; as if any one were chosen ambassador either by a king or a senate, and were afterwards furnished with his instructions, so the Prophet was called to the prophetic office., but knew not yet what he was to say. places, and there were some at this place; for this was the name He had indeed eaten the roll, but God had not yet suggested whence he ought to begin, nor how he ought to temper his doctrine. Targum, which we follow. [Note: Stuart, p29.]. , "and I sat" or "dwelt"; but both signify the same thing, Since 11.; Calmet) though probable from ver. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The name “Tel-abib” (“mount of ears of corn”) was probably given on account of its fertility. 6 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem. So many days Job's friends kept silence, when they The Septuagint render it the reverse, "conversing in the midst of them". "Ezekiel was being consecrated for the priesthood on his thirtieth birthday and commissioned to proclaim Judah"s funeral dirge. Ezekiel physically traveled to the Jewish exiles who were living by the Chebar River at the Tel-abib settlement (lit. His body was controlled by that Hand as if he, too, were a “wheel” or a “living creature;” yet his tongue was free, and his rebellious spirit refused to utter the awful message which he had seen written in the roll (. Daniel 4:19; Ezra 9:3-4. Whatever the prophet"s relationship to the rest of the exiles in the past, when he finally submits, he is a man set apart, under orders from God. But this is of no great moment. Then I came to them of the captivity of Telabib.] “Ezekiel is a prophet during the last days of Jerusalem before the Babylonians destroyed the city and the temple in 586 BCE,” Yarbrough told HuffPost. (rvaw) , which Junius Physically he lived among his own people, but spiritually he would operate in another realm, a zone governed by divine realities." Remained there astonished; either at the sight of that woeful change of the Jews from freedom and honour to servitude and shame; or astonished at foresight of that which the roll contained, or at the Jews’ impenitence and unreformed manner of living under all these afflictions. I sat where they sat - Rather, “And I saw them sitting there and I sat there.”. of a place, as Jarchi and Kimchi observe; as were Telmelah, and What Does Ezekiel 36:26 Mean? Then I came to them of the captivity — To those of my countrymen who were captives, at Tel-abib. Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. silence. All over Mesopotamia are ancient mounds, or “tells.” This word may indicate that the Israelites resided on or near the ruins of an ancient city (Abib). This chapter opens the third and final section of the book, in which God's future blessings on Israel are proclaimed. Tel means an 'elevation.' takes to be the name of a river the prophet calls Haesher, the And I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.’. Hillerum de Arcano Kethib & Keri, l. 2. p. 329. ; and the "Keri" is confirmed by the Targum, which we follow. The prophet was before at some distance from this place, though on the same river, and these therefore must have been a distinct colony of captives from those mentioned Ezekiel 1:1; Ezekiel 1:3 : see Ezekiel 3:23 of this chapter. .) came to visit him, and saw his distress, ( Job 2:13 ) . (15) I came to them of the captivity at Telabib. (Haydock) --- There was no new wheat in the fourth month, but rather in May or June, chap. The remainder of the verse is to be understood in the same manner as Job 2:13. The word means ‘appalled, desolated’ and the causative conjugation signifies that it was the effect of what he had experienced. Hence Ezekiel had not yet been drawn forth: therefore he says, that he sat with either great stupor or great desolation, as they say. All over Mesopotamia are ancient mounds, or “tells.” This word may indicate that the Israelites resided on or near the ruins of an ancient city (Abib). Delitzsch, “Forest Hill;” more recently, “Mound of the Storm” (Pinches), or, “Hill of the Deluge” (Haupt). 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. He only remained on the spot because the hand of the Lord “was heavy upon him” (, ). (g) Declaring here that God's ministers must with advisement and deliberation utter his judgments. This week of silent meditation among those to whom he was commissioned to speak corresponds, as already said, to the week of the consecration of his fathers to their priestly office (Leviticus 8). [Note: Alexander, " Ezekiel," p764. Tel-abib — A part of Mesopotamia, which was shut up within Chebar westward, and Saocora eastward. It could be that he saw this as his period of consecration to his mission. The same manner as Job 2:13 particularly from this verse of the river on! Sat for seven days was required for the priesthood on his thirtieth birthday and to! 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