IV. Ezekiel — On the south side of the sanctuary, the panel closest to the bima shows the great prophet Ezekiel in a trance as he receives his revelation. The outstretched hand is God’s, offering Ezekiel the scroll upon which is written his prophetic message. The Hebrew reads: “Son of Man, I have made you a watchman over Israel.” (Ezekiel 3:17) In the circle is God’s throne being carried by the creature envisioned in Ezekiel’s dream. It had four faces and sides giving the appearance of a man, an ox, an eagle, and a lion.
The Hebrew reads: “And when I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me, holding a scroll; and God spread it before me, and it was written within and without; and there was written on it lamentations, moaning and woe.” (Ezekiel 2:9-10)