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Ezekiel

By Jeff A. Benner

In Hebrew the name Ezekiel is written as יחזקאל (yehhez'qeyl, Strong's #3168). Interestingly, this name is Latinized as "Ezekiel" whenever it is being used for the prophet associated with the book of Ezekiel, but it is Latinized as Jehezekel when it is being used for someone else (see 1 Chronicles 24:16).

This name is a combination of two words, יחזק and אל. The word יחזק is the third person masculine singular, imperfect tense of the verb חזק (Hh.Z.Q, Strong's #2388) and means "he is strong." The word אל (El, Strong's #410) means "mighty one" or "God." When these two words are combined, they mean "God is strong."




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