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).
In Genesis chapter 1, for each of the six days of creation, the Hebrew word yom is used with a number and the phrase, “evening and morning’. There is no doubt that the writer is being emphatic that these are ordinary days.” This article piece explains the word Yom. Everywhere in the Bible in the same context means a literal
No matter if you do it, it’s not justified by the time of social injustice, bribery, or corruption that caused us to do so. I believe that the insight God has brought to me after reading Amos is he brings nice and luxurious things to those who listen, work hard, and are honest. He believes those things are blessings to his people and we should enjoy them. Micah Micah prophesied during a time when the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. While Micah predicted the fall of Samaria that took place in the seven hundred B.C.
The Fulfillment of Isaiah’s Immanuel Prophecy in the Gospels “Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” What does this name Immanuel mean and where did it come from? When Jesus was born in 4-6 B.C.E, and given the name Immanuel, it fulfilled a prophecy from the book of Isaiah that was hundreds of years old, “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel”. The fulfillment of the Isaiah prophesy in the New Testament is crucial to Christian faith and to the significance of the birth of Jesus expressing the true presence of God on earth. Let’s examine the meaning behind this prophesy that Isaiah spoke, the significance of the fulfillment of the prophesy in Matthew, and the reasons as to why the fulfillment of this prophesy is not mentioned in the other three gospels, Mark, Luke, and John. After taking a closer look at the Immanuel prophesies in Isaiah, there are actually some disagreements to the prophecy.
Mordecai is given control of Haman’s house and the king’s signet ring(which he had recovered from Haman). The King retracts Haman’s degree as per Esther’s request and authorizes the Jews to protect themselves if necessary. On the day intended for the massacre, the Jews gather together and destroy their enemies, which is eventually celebrated as the holiday Purim. The canonical book of Esther that is present in the Hebrew bible today stands out among other scripture in the cannon due to its noticeably more secular tone. In the text, God is neither mentioned nor addressed in prayer, yet the prosperity of Judaism over her enemies undoubtedly elevates Esther in standing with other significant figures of the Old Testament.
Instead they understood divine justice to be enacted on the level or families or nations in a historical not eschatological setting. In the Jewish understanding no true life was possible without the body, therefore the existence of the soul without a body in Sheol was a mere shadow compared to real life. Pre-exilic prophecy begin to emphasize the worth and responsibility of the individual and also a change in Israel’s understanding of covenant from merely temporal success to an eschatological hope. This shift in consciousness can be seen in the Isaian Apocalypse where the origins of the concept bodily resurrection can be traced, in which the prophet Isaiah proclaims that the, "dead shall live, their corpses shall rise." According to theologian Joanne E. McWilliam Dewart, in her book, "Death and Resurrection," Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones uses a dramatic, "physical re-constitution of the dead," to indicate hope in an "eschatological re-establishment" of Israel.
We will soon learn that Eve had been more than lied to. Blinded by his lies this again will be Satan’s first attempt to destroy the seed line that was to lead to the birth of Jesus. “The Man Adam” had now gone against God and thus brought “The Sin”, which is death to the whole Earth including the sixth day creation “Mankind”. To really understand what happened in the Garden of Eden will be revealed in Chapter 7 “Apple or the Truth 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; (shame and “The Sin” had come to the 2nd Earth Age); and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.- Not covers for their mouth they had not eaten an “apple” as falsely taught.
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
In 1 Samuel, the Israelites ask Samuel for a King for their people. Samuel then asks God for a king of the Israelites. God replies, “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king,” (1 Samuel 8:7). Samuel then tells the Israelites about what God has said, and warns them to to no longer ask for a king. However, the Israelites do not listen and allow Saul to be their first king.