The elders visit Ezekiel (Ezek 20:1-20:1)

“In the seventh year,

In the fifth month,

On the tenth day

Of the month,

Certain elders

Of Israel

Came to consult


They sat down

Before me.”

Once again, with a very specific date mentioned, the 7th year of the rule of King Zedekiah, in the 5th month, the 10th day of the month, certain elders came to Ezekiel to talk to him about Yahweh. This would make it August, 591 BCE. They came and sat down in front of Ezekiel, who continued to use the first person singular.