CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION In Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah mentions the citation of YHWH that He is about to “create new heavens and new earth” and gives some details of the things that will occur in the new creation. One of the things that YHWH will do is that “the youth will die at a hundred years” (Isa 65:20). Isaiah reiterated this declaration of a new creation in 66:22-23. Isaiah‘s statement in Isaiah 65:20 has received a considerable amount of debate among scholars. Scholarship is divided on the interpretation of the creation of “new heavens and new earth,” where death will re-appear a phrase which is found in the Old Testament only in the book of Isaiah.
In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished. But then the great disobedience supervened and we needed to be redeemed. In redemption the Holy Spirit provides the gift of repentance and the Word provides atonement.
10:25-29 Luke in his Gospel refers to those who were learned in the Law of Moses as Lawyers (Comfort 2001: 806) the familiar name would be scribes, one stood up from his seat. In this setting Jesus could probably have been preaching in the Synagogue and this Scribe had it in him to put him to the test as he, as one who knows the Law he knew very well the answer to what he asks. The question he asked was a popular one amongst the Jews “how can I inherit eternal life.” (Calvin n.d: 44) states that the occasion that led the Lawyer to ask the Lord this question, is that being an expounder of the Law, he was offended at the doctrine of the gospel, by which he supposes the authority of Moses to be diminished. And in his mind when he asked this, the lawyer probably thought Jesus might contradict the teaching of the Law of Moses, he being a Lawyer knew very well, and had he contradicted it, then something would have been done to him, maybe he was going to be arrested for teaching what contradicts their Laws. The Lord Jesus having been asked this question is not hesitant in his response since he is dealing with one who knows the Law, two questions the Lord asks are these, what is written in the law?
In Chapter 43 of Second Isaiah, the prophet argues that “even when proper sacrifices have been offered, they have not been satisfying because of other iniquities” (Ackerman 1016). The people of Israel believe that if they do everything they can to make sure that their sacrifices are worthy and appropriate, God will accept them. However, Isaiah points out that the behavior and actions beneath the sacrifice will not be ignored. Similarly, in Chapter 58 of Third Isaiah, the Lord speaks to the prophet and seeks to define what is considered false and true worship. According to the book of Third Isaiah, “The Lord rejects fasting that is accompanied by oppression (v.3) and strife (v.4).” (Ackerman 1037).
Meaghan Griffin Professor Zank February 27th, 2018 Assignment #8- Minor Prophets Jonah The historical setting in which Jonah occurred was no later than 760 B.C when Assyria was forced out of Damascus while Nineveh was part of an extensive complex of cities that compromised Aramean’s power. During this time God referred to Nineveh and Jonah in regards to his own resurrection, death. Jonah ministered in a time when the reign of King Jeroboam took place, while Jeroboam II restored the territory of Israel to the entrance of Hamath to the sea of Arabah. During this time Jonah prophesied Israel would expand her boundaries and the prophecy had been fulfilled. The expansion of Israel led followers to believe Jonah was a well-liked prophet and used
And as the Omega, He will bring to complete finality the world of evil, and usher in a new beginning for a perfect world of righteousness. This is what the book of Revelation is all about. In this chapter, Jesus is revealed as walking among the seven lampstands (representing the church), holding the seven stars in His right hand (representing the angels of the seven churches), His eyes like flames of fire, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and His face like the sun shining in all its brilliance. He stands as the Judge of the whole
Jeremiah made an important prophesy that the land of Jerusalem will be under the army of Babylonian. However the authorities of the King’s court and Pashur who was the head cleric, strived to prove to the King Zedekiah so as to punish Jeremiah with a death sentence, since he was dispiriting the army as well as the public. The King however told that he will not act against them. As a result of this, Zedekiah’s army caught Jeremiah and
The narrator of Genesis gives us information on Jacob’s family, who will reside in Egypt and work as slaves. Later on, God takes them to be a nation in which they will enter Canaan, showing that God works in mysterious ways, by blessing Jacobs’ family. Joseph’s dreams in Genesis 37 hold a special message. Jealousy, hatred, and lying are formidable obstacles, but God tells his followers to trust in his word, be patient, and trust in Gods’ promises. Josephs’ dreams also revealed to us that God works through us in many ways.
Write an essay outlining your understanding of two of the following New Testament images of Jesus. Jesus as a Rabbi/Teacher and Jesus as a Healer. The New Testament can be viewed as God at work in Christ. It is through the New Testament we can examine the images of Jesus as a Rabbi and a Healer. Generally people view the New Testament as more modern and realistic than the Old Testament which allows us to see a clearer image of Jesus.
Revelation 3:12: «Him who overcomes, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God, and I will also write on him my new name». From the above it is clear that after the events of Revelation 3, God will still have his unchangeable name, but Jesus will have a new name. This will definitely be his name in the new