There will be NO class on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Classes will resume at a later date (TBD).

 

This is an in-depth study on the pre-Assyrian prophets Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, and Isaiah and the pre-Babylonian prophets Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, who foretold the coming exile of Israel and Judah. The remaining prophets are the post-exilic prophets. This study is ? hours long (recorded in 2020). This is worth 3 Bible CEUs.

 

 

Feburary 03, 2020
Pre-Exilic Prophets-Setting
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25:24 min
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Pre-Exilic Prophets-Purpose and Themes
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16:16 min
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Jonah 1:1-16
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29:54 min
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Jonah 1:17-4:11
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28:41 min
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Feburary 10, 2020
Amos 1:1-15
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26:19 min
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Amos 2:1-16
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19:17 min
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Amos 3:1-15
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22:33 min
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Amos 4:1-5:20
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19:42 min
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Amos 5:21-6:14
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26:21 min
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Feburary 17, 2020
Amos 7:1-8:2
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22:50 min
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Amos 8:3-9:15
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24:08 min
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Hosea 1:1-2:13
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33:54 min
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Hosea 2:14-6:3
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30:53 min
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Feburary 24, 2020
Hosea 6:4-14:9
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29:15 min
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Micah 1:1-3:12
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17:52 min
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Micah 4:1-13
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23:23 min
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Micah 5:1-7:20
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28:15 min
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March 02, 2020
Isaiah 1:1-2:22
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36:27 min
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Isaiah 3:1-6:13
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26:15 min
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Isaiah 7:1-8:22
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40:43 min
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Isaiah 9:1-7
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19:18 min
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March 09, 2020
Isaiah 9:8-12:6
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22:30 min
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Isaiah 13:1-23:23
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32:36 min
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Isaiah 24:1-26:21
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20:31 min
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Isaiah 27:1-39:8
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29:08 min
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March 16, 2020
Isaiah 40:1-43:28
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Isaiah 44:1-50:3
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28:18 min
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Isaiah 50:4-61:11
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31:40 min
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Isaiah 62:1-66:24
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26:13 min
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In the Bible the prophetic books are divided into the categories of major and minor prophets. These labels refer to the length of the books rather than their importance. The Bible does not order the prophetic books chronologically in their historical context. Historically speaking, the prophetic books are divided into the categories of the pre-exilic and post-exilic prophets. These are the prophets who ministered before Israel and Judah’s exile from the Promised Land and those who ministered after Israel’s return to the Promised Land. The prophetic books will be covered in these notes in the chronological order of their historical ministry, not in the order that they appear in the Bible.

The pre-exilic prophets can be divided into the pre-Assyrian and pre-Babylonian prophets. The pre-Assyrian prophets were Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, and Isaiah. They ministered from 734 to 722 BC and warned of the coming of the Assyrian empire, who took the northern tribes of Israel into exile in 722 BC. The pre-Babylonian prophets were Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. They ministered from 722 to 586 BC and warned of the coming of the Babylonian empire, who took the southern tribe of Judah into exile.

The purpose of the pre-exilic prophets was to reveal Yahweh’s judgment of exile, His judgment against Israel and the nations, and His promise to restore the faithful to a renewed Promised Land where He would dwell with them and bless them. As a whole, the prophets condemned Israel for their sins of idolatry (love of Yahweh; Deut. 6:4-9), social injustice (love of neighbor; Lev. 18:19), and religious hypocrisy. To communicate this message, the prophets used poetry, which enabled them to express the deep emotions of Yahweh’s anger and sadness over their sins, as well as the joy of a future restoration. The prophets were also extremely repetitive because Israel did not listen, and He wanted to emphasize the certainty of His judgment and restoration.