Ezek 24:1

24:1 year. The date is ordinarily identified as January 15, 588 b.c. (see also 2 Kin. 25:1; Jer. 52:4). The beginning of the siege of the city was commemorated with a fast among the exiles (Zech. 8:19). God revealed to the prophet information about events taking place hundreds of miles away in Jerusalem.