Apparently Ezekiel’s prophecies aren’t just restricted to human beings. God tells him to speak directly to the mountains, the topography of the land of Israel. In some ways it makes sense – we do treat the land like its own being a great deal of the time, so why wouldn’t God have instructions for it as well? He tells the mountains (and the hills and valleys) that their high places will be destroyed and altars broken. “And the slain will fall in your midst, and you will know that I am the Lord (Ezekiel 6:7).” The sins of the people are so great that the land will fall victim as well, becoming barren and desolate.