The prophets arrived to rescue Israel and point to messianic redemption: “Every prophet only prophesied for the days of the Messiah and the penitent” (Ber.34b). Note the Rabbinic implication of repentance and atonement in this wonderful statement. Prophetic writings ended with Malachi who ushered in the Messiah and His
In his article, "Jonah and Intertextual Dialogue," Anthony Abela has noted parallels between Jonah and Jeremiah in that both prophets face great distress and life-threatening circumstances.33 The prayer of Jonah 2 draws upon the language and imagery of the Psalter to portray Jonah as a righteous worshipper expressing his thanksgiving that Yahweh has delivered him from drowning in the sea.34 The threats to Jeremiah's life are reflected in his "confessions" where he laments the hardships and difficulties of his prophetic calling (cf. Jer 11:18-12:6; 15:10-21; 17:14-18; 18:18-23; 20:7-18) and in the various narrative accounts where Jeremiah's enemies seek to put him to death (cf. Jer 11:19-23; 20:10-11; 26:1-15; 38:1-6). Both Jonah and Jeremiah experience great distress as prophets for Yahweh, but the irony is that they experience these hardships for entirely different reasons. Jonah's downward "descent" of disobedience leads him to the brink of Sheol as he is engulfed by the waters of chaos.35 Jonah suffers because he has rejected his prophetic commission and refuses to speak the word of Yahweh, while Jeremiah suffers because of his faithfulness to his prophetic commission and the compulsion to proclaim the word of Yahweh that he cannot escape (cf.
The issues that Isaiah addresses in vv. 17-25 point to the immediate fulfillment after the return of the people of Israel from exile. Ekkehardt Mueller aptly posits that Isa 65:20 is to be considered as a “conditional prophecy for Israel, pointing for an ideal state that was never fulfilled on a local scale but that looks forward to the ultimate fulfilment on a universal scale found in Revelation 21-22.” From the immediate and larger context as indicated above, Isa 65:17-65 is not yet the description of the new heavens and the new earth as found in Rev 21-22. In Isa 65:20 it is seen that death is still present. The description here fix within the post-exilic period where God will restore literal Jerusalem to its
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
God made a provision for this plant to protect Jonah. Jonah was exceedingly [repetitious, substantiation] Question: What was Jonah supposed to understand from the episode with the gourd? Does the episode answer Jonah’s complaint? If not, what is its function? Why did Jonah need a shadow when he already had shade from the “booth”?
Lamentations 1-3 and Psalms 137 describes the aftermath of the tragedy of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC by the Babylonians. The tribulation is written in the form of poems or hymns. In the passages, the people of Jerusalem mourn their city and express their sorrow over the suffering brought by their conquerers. A main focus in the texts is God’s judgement on the people for their sinful nature. God’s wrath is exemplified through the complete dissemination through the Babylonian empire.
The solution to our problem is not to be found in the Book of 1 Samuel, it is not even to be found in Psalm 34, but the key to our dilemma is contained in Psalm 56 is based on the same event in David's life will help us to see the folly of David's fears from which God delivered him: “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid, what can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4; v.10-11). In 1 Samuel 21:12 reads: And David took these words to heart, and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.” It was David's fear of Saul that prompted him to flee to Gath to seek protection of the Philistines in the book of (1 Samuel 27:1). It was David's dread of man which caused him to deceive others with his lips. It was David’s panic that led him to the conclusion that he must feign madness before Abimelech if he were to survive.
God has designed our heart uniquely where only God can fit into it and the moment man trade that desire with other things than God, that is when the 40 years of Israel’s journey begins in our heart. The second reason that caused these Kings of Israel and Judah failed is: The lack of priorities (2 Kings 17:7-10). For the Israelites, it was hard for them to focus on the One that matters the most because they lacked to se their priorities. Even throughout this book, we can see more than five times where God clearly told them to put Him first by obeying His commands and to be loyal in worshipping Him only. However, each king that ruled over Israel and Judah failed to prioritize Him first because they compromised too
1503 Sherry 2015213420 Plague --The God’s Punishment From the Genesis Chapter 6-9, we learn the Abrahamic “Great Flood” story. It tells about that the Lord destoryed the world by a flood for the evil of the men. Then in the Genesis Chapter 18-19, the Lord destoryed the city Sodom and Gomorrah because people’s sin there became grave. Similarly, in Exodus Chapter 5, it mentioned that the Lord would strike people with plague or with the sword if they did not respect him or sacrifice to him. Then in Exodus Chapter 9, it mentioned that the Lord would smite the people with pestilence again.
He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made". In II Chronicles 12:2-4,9 it states again how Sheshonq or Shishak in Hebrew attacked Jerusalem “ Because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam. With twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen and the innumerable troop of Libyans, Sukkites and Cushites that came with him from Egypt, he captured fortified cities of Judah (ARK OF THE COVENANT - JewishEncyclopedia.com, n.d.) (Institute for Biblical and scientific studies, 2018) and came as far as Jerusalem...When Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem, he carried off the treasures of the temple of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including the gold shields Solomon had made". The Hebrew name Shishak matches the Egyptian name of Sheshonq I so it matches with the history correctly.