Orthodox Judaism/Eziekiel



I am wondering if you can tell me about this 'king' that is mentioned in Eziekiel 28.
I believe he was called by the Prince of Tyrus. Was there REALLY such a King or is this some sort of allegory to something else?

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Hi Roni,
       In verse 2 the Hebrew term used is nagid, which means a ruler i.e. all the practical power was in his hands. In verse 12 the Hebrew is melech, which means a king. His name was Hiram and it seems like he was more a figure head than a practical ruler.
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Rabbi Yechezkel Fox

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