11:23 the mountain. This passage probably refers to the Mount of Olives, which is very significant in prophecy (e.g., Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:10-12; Zechariah 14:4). The glory of God had finally left the temple and the city, indicating His abandonment thereof, leaving it to destruction by the wicked Babylonians. With the glory of God departed, the invaders were unhindered in their vengeance on the people and temple of God. The Spirit then carried Ezekiel back to Chaldea (Ezekiel 11:24), and the captives there by the Chebar River, ending this particular vision.