Jeremiah

JEREMIAH INTRODUCTION A. THE PROPHET JEREMIAH 1. Jeremiah’s Call (1) The name of Jeremiah suggests at once trouble and lamentation from the standpoint of both the prophet and the nation, although his birth was an incident of great domestic joy (2) Jeremiah was quite young when he wa
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Lamentations

The Lamentations of Jeremiah A. INTRODUCTION 1. This book is a revelation of the love and sorrow of God for the very people whom he is chastening 2. This sorrow was wrought in the heart of the prophet who sorrowed with a sorrowing God 3. The poetry of this book is unusually technical
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Ezekiel

EZEKIEL INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK 1. At the time Ezekiel began his ministry, the northern kingdom of Israel had long ceased to exist. One deportation of Judah had already taken place and the final overthrow of Judah was imminent 2. Jehoiachin, son of Jehoiakim, II Kings 24:6, had been
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Joel

JOEL INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF JOEL 1. The immediate occasion of this prophecy is the devastation of the land by locusts 2. This plague was without parallel in the memory of even the oldest inhabitants and was so severe that it brought the daily sacrifices to an end 3. Authentic acc
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Amos

AMOS INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF AMOS 1. At the time when Amos prophesied in the northern kingdom, both Israel and Judah stood high in prosperity under the reign of Uzziah king of Judah, and Jeroboam II of Israel 2. Prosperity in both kingdoms had produced its common fruits of pride,
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Obadiah

OBADIAH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF OBADIAH 1. This is the shortest book of the Old Testament but a brilliant prophetic gem 2. The Edomites were the descendents of Esau, a proud, bitter, and resentful people, ever seeking an opportunity to harm Jacob’s descendents 3. The antagonism
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Jonah

JONAH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF JONAH 1. The book of Jonah is not a prophecy, but a prophetic story 2. It is an inspired account of Jonah’s personal history in relation to his mission 3. This book forms one of the battlegrounds of modern destructive criticisms, being considered to
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Micah

MICAH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF MICAH 1. The book of Micah is notable in that: (1) It bears a striking resemblance to the book of Isaiah in its major two divisions (2) It is written in an entrancing style full of poetic beauty (3) It names the birth and birthplace of the Saviour, 5:
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Nahum

NAHUM INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF NAHUM 1. The book of Nahum is a complement to the book of Jonah, written about 150 years later 2. The theme is the destruction of Nineveh which occurred a century later in the manner predicted 3. The Ninevites had repented under Jonah, but soon relaps
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Habakkuk

HABAKKUK INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK 1. Though the Assyrian power had been broken, Habakkuk warns that punishment was now waiting at the hands of the Chaldeans 2. When Nineveh had fallen, Babylon secured its independence after which Nebuchadnezzar punished the revolt of Jehoi
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