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Ezekiel

[ih-zee-kee-uh l] /ɪˈzi ki əl/
noun
1.
a Major Prophet of the 6th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Ezek.
3.
Moses Jacob, 1844–1917, U.S. sculptor, in Rome.
4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God strengthens.”.
Also, Douay Bible, Ezechiel (for defs 1, 2)
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Ezekiel

/ɪˈziːkɪəl/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century bc, exiled to Babylon in 597 bc
2.
the book containing his oracles, which describe the downfall of Judah and Jerusalem and their subsequent restoration
Douay spelling Ezechiel
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Word Origin and History for Ezekiel

masc. proper name; in Old Testament, name of a book and of one of the great prophets of Israel, from Late Latin Ezechiel, from Greek Iezekiel, from Hebrew Yehezqel, literally "God strengthens," from hazaq "he was strong, he strengthened" + El "God."

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