EZEKIEL

An Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel – In Hebrew: the book is titled ‘laqzhy’ meaning God strengthens – In Greek: the book is titled ‘IESEKIHL’ the Hebrew is simply transliterated [sounded out letter for letter] – DATE: 593/2 to 562 B.C. Ezekiel’s prophecies seem to be dated around the exile of king Jehoiachin (597…

DANIEL

Introduction: The Book of Daniel – The Prophet Daniel [from the Tribe of Judah] is the Old Testament counterpart to the New Testament “beloved” Disciple John – The prophet Daniel is the only person in the Old Testament to be directly called “beloved” Daniel is called “greatly beloved” three times – At a young age…

HOSEA

Hosea 1-3 – Hosea is a prophet primarily to the Northern Israel Kingdom – Hosea will prophesy until the captivity of the Northern Kingdom by Assyria – The ministry of Hosea will be very similar to the later ministry of Jeremiah when 100 years later the Southern Kingdom of Judah is taken into captivity by…

JOEL

Wikipedia.org: The Book of Joel is part of the Hebrew Bible – Joel is part of a group of twelve prophetic books known as the Minor Prophets or simply as The Twelve; the *distinction ‘minor’ indicates the short length of the text in relation to the larger prophetic texts [Isaiah, Jeremiah, The Lamentations of Jeremiah,…

AMOS

Amos 1-3 – Amos is one of the early prophets of Israel his ministry was attempting to deal with the divided Israel and Judah as one Nation reminding them that they are both a part of the same plans of God — ‘Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa…

OBADIAH

THE MINOR PROPHETS – The Book of Obadiah – The name Obadiah means “Servant of Yahweh” literally “One who serves or worships Jehovah” – This prophecy has the distinction of being the shortest book in the O.T. PERSONAL BACKGROUND: The name Obadiah means “Servant of Yahweh” (literally — “One who serves or worships Jehovah”). This…

JONAH

Jonah 1 – Jonah a Jewish Prophet is called by God to go prophecy to the Gentiles in Nineveh the capital of Assyria [modern Mosul, Northern Iraq] — ‘Jonah 1:1-2 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it;…

MICAH

Introduction to the Book of Micah: “Micah the Morasthite” – Morasthite is thought to be a village near Nazareth – Jonah a fellow ‘early prophet’ is also a “Galilean” from the Nazareth area village of Gath-hepher – Micah is a contemporary in Jerusalem with the prophets Isaiah and Nahum – As a part of the…

NAHUM

The Book of Nahum – Nahum stands in contrast [completion] to the book of Jonah [Nahum is Jonah II], [Jonah] which depicts at an earlier time, Yahweh’s [God’s] concern for even His [Israel’s] bitterest enemy, Assyria – But now [a generation after Jonah] Assyria’s sin has “reached its full measure” (Genesis 15:16) – The book…

HABAKKUK

Wikipedia.org: The Book of Habakkuk – The Book of Habakkuk is the eighth book of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible – It is attributed to the prophet Habakkuk and was probably composed in the late 7th century BCE (606 B.C.) – A copy of chapters 1 and 2 (of 3) is included…

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