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Bible Blitz IV The Prophets July 2, 2007. Presenter: Fr. Ed Technician: Ray Hosler Honoree: Deacon Norm. The Prophets. Isaiah Jeremiah - Lamentations Ezekiel - Daniel Hosea - Joel Amos - Obadiah Jonah - Micah Nahuum - Habakkuk. The Prophets – cont’d.

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Bible Blitz IVThe ProphetsJuly 2, 2007

Presenter: Fr. Ed

Technician: Ray Hosler

Honoree: Deacon Norm


The Prophets

Isaiah

Jeremiah - Lamentations

Ezekiel - Daniel

Hosea - Joel

Amos - Obadiah

Jonah - Micah

Nahuum - Habakkuk


The Prophets – cont’d

Zephaniah - Haggai

Zachariah - Malachi

John the Baptist

Jesus


Lamentations(586 BC – 516 BC)

“Witness to the Persecution”

“My eyes are red from crying”

Author

Unnamed – Eyewitness – Jeremiah?


Lamentations

Time Line

  • 586 BC – Jerusalem destroyed by Babylon

  • 538 BC –Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem

  • 516 BC – Temple rebuilt


Lamentations

Style

Five poems in acrostic form, 1-8,

each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which has 22 letters

One poem has 66 verses – 3 x 22 – Therefore every third verse begins with a letter of the alphabet.

Alphabet letters – a memory help or a sign of completion – “A to Z” - 22


Lamentations

Contents

  • Confession of sins

  • Grief

  • Chastisement

  • Yahweh can restore

  • Israel the bride of Yahweh, now a widow


“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks him.”

(3:22-26)


Ezekiel(605 BC - 516 BC)

Dry BonesFour Faces

Priest, Prophet, Prisoner


Ezekiel

Time Line

  • 605 BC – Suppression of Jerusalem by Babylonians

  • 593 BC – Ezekiel begins 20 years of prophesy

  • 583 BC – Jerusalem destroyed; 10,000 prisoners - Ezekiel


Life Notes

  • At 25, Ezekiel a priest in Jerusalem

  • At 30, called to be a prophet to Jews in exile

  • Called to be a prophet in Babylon

  • First prophet to be called to prophesy outside the Holy Land

  • Deported by Nebuchadnezzar – 587 BC


Life Notes – cont’d

  • Up until 587 BC, he scolded the people

  • Afterward, he encouraged them

  • Doom and hope


Ezekiel Stories

  • The four faces (Ez 1:1-14)

  • Ezekiel eats the scroll (Ez 2:3 – 3:3)

  • Dry bones (Ez 37:1-14)


Daniel(600 BC – 500 BC

Fiery Furnace

Lion’s Den

Handwriting on the Wall


Daniel

  • Teenage dreams

  • Prophet and prisoner in Babylon

  • His book is more apopalyptic than prophetic

  • Written @ 167 BC and 164 BC to encourage the Jews


Time Line

  • 605 BC – Babylon invades Judea; Daniel taken captive

  • 586 BC – Babylon destroys Jerusalem

  • 538 BC – Jews return to Jerusalem


Life Notes

  • Daniel from the upper class of Jerusalem

  • Humble and obedient; turned to God and prayer in crises

  • He and three others taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar

  • Three young men: Shadrach (Hananiah), Meshach (Michael), Abednego( Azanah)


Daniel Stories

  • Fiery Furnace (Dn 3:1-30)

  • Handwriting on the Wall

  • Lions’ Den (Dn 6:1-28)

  • Oh Susanna (Dn 13)


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