Ezekiel the Prophet
Ezekiel - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic and Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper

For more information about this painting, email the artist at adam@hebrewart.com
He said to me ‘Prophecy over these bones! Say to them “O dry bones, hear the words of the Lord! Thus said the Lord G-d to these bones: Behold, I bring a spirit into you, and you will come to live. I will put sinews upon you, I will bring up flesh upon you, and I will coat you with skin; then I will put a spirit into you and you will come to life; then you will know that I am the Lord. Yechzekial/Ezekiel 31:4-6

Though Yechzekial lived in a time after the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple) and the exile into Babylonian slavery, he is considered a prophet of hope. His prophecies promise a time when the Lord would rescue the Children of Israel from the other nations and return them to the Promised Land.

His most well-known prophecy is that of the “Dry Bones” that rise and become whole again, a metaphor for the exiles of Israel who would be reborn into a new nation.


Text from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"