What is the significance of Ezekiel weighing his shaved off hair and bear
Jerusalem’s Desolation Foretold
5 “As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword; take and [a]use it as a
barber’s razor on your head and beard. Then take scales for weighing
and divide [b]the hair
"Shave your head and beard" The shaving of Ezekiel’s head represented how the Jews would be attacked and wiped out by the Babylonians. Also, the command to “take scales to weigh and divide the hair into portions” implied that God's judgment against Jerusalem would be carried out, not haphazardly, but deliberately and thoroughly.
Does the verse mean something else? Yes, it does.
Vs 2 Reads " A third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the
city, when the days of the siege are completed. Then you shall take a
third and strike it with the sword all around [c]the city, and a third
you shall scatter to the wind; for I will unsheathe a sword behind
Ezekiel burned a third portion of his hair at the center of the city to indicate that about one-third of the inhabitants will die inside the city. Ezekiel then struck a third of his hair around the city to indicate to the inhabitants that others will be killed outside the city. The last portion was to be scattered to the wind indicating that other inhabitants would be scattered to the nations, even so, those scattered will find no peace," for I will unsheathe a sword behind them" Verse 11-12 reads:
Ezekiel 5 :11-12 NASB
11 Therefore as I live,’ declares the Lord God, ‘Because you have
defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your
abominations, I definitely will also withdraw and My eye will have no
pity, and I also will not spare. 12 A third of you will die by
plague or perish by famine among you, a third will fall by the sword
around you, and a third I will scatter to every wind, and I will
unsheathe a sword behind them.