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2 Lesson 10 THE MAJOR PROPHETS

3 We are here! The Great Story

4 Prophecy s Place In Israel s History AAer the Patriarchs, Moses, Joshua, Judges, and Kings; how would God lead Israel? Would Israel and Judah return to God or conjnue to embrace false religions?

5 Books of the Bible OLD TESTAMENT [39 Books] NEW TESTAMENT [27 Books] LAW (Pentateuch) [5] HISTORICAL Books [12] MINOR PROPHETS [12] GOSPELS [4] PAULINE LETTERS [13] Genesis Joshua Amos MaLhew Romans Exodus Judges Habbukuk Mark 1 Corinthians LeviScus Ruth Haggai Luke 2 Corinthians Numbers 1 Samuel Hosea John GalaSans Deuteronomy 2 Samuel Joel Ephesians 1 Kings Jonah HISTORY [1] Colossians WISDOM [5] 2 Kings Micah Acts Philippians Job 1 Chronicles Malachi 1 Thessalonians Psalms 2 Chronicles Nahum General LeLers [8] 2 Thessalonians Proverbs Esther Obadiah James 1 Timothy Ecclesiastes Nehemiah Zephaniah Hebrews 2 Timothy Song of Songs Ezra Zechariah 1 Peter Titus 2 Peter Philemon MAJOR PROPHETS [5] Jude Isaiah 1 John ApocalypSc LeLer [1] Jeremiah 2 John RevelaSon LamentaSons 3 John Ezekiel Daniel

6 Prophet The Hebrew word for prophet is nabhi which means an inspired person or someone who speaks on behalf of another person, not from his own influence or will; but rather to speak the will of God. OT prophets were special agents of Jehovah, raised up and sent on mission, to incite duty, to convict sin, to call for repentance, to instruct kings, and to announce judgment against nasons. The prophets received their messages from God through visions, dreams, and trances. Another Hebrew word used for prophet is ro eh, which means seer.

7 Role of Prophets Forthtelling Insight into the will of God obedience. Telling God s truth to their own generason, poinsng out evils of the day and calling people to repent. They warned God s people, while the covenant brought many privileges, it also brought responsibility to righteousness, jussce, and holiness Foretelling Insight into the plan of God predicjve of coming judgment. God revealed the future to the prophets; somejmes the near future, somejmes a distant future. They predicted coming judgment, deliverance, and events relajng to the Messiah and His kingdom.

8 God s Prophets Common MisconcepJons Not crazed babblers of God s word. Not fortune- tellers or predictors of the future Not religious fanajcs Common CharacterisJcs They possessed hearts devoted to God. They possessed a strong sense of being called by God. They were messengers who represented thus says the Lord [350x in prophesc books] The spoke truth to their

9 WriJng vs. Oral Prophets WriJng prophets have their prophejc words wrixen in books of the Bible. Oral prophets were prophejc but did not have their prophejc words wrixen. They include prophets such as: Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Jehu, Elijah, Elisha, Oded, Shemaiah, Azariah, Hanani, Jahaziel, and Huldah.

10 Comparison of the Four Major Prophets Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel Prophesied To: Jews in Judea Jews in Judea and captivity Jews captive in Babylon Jews captive in Babylon and Gentile kings Concerning: Judah and Jerusalem (Isa. 1:1; 2:1) Judah and Nations (Jer. 1:5, 9-10; 2:1-2) The whole house of Israel (Ezek. 2:3-6; 3:4-10, 17) Israel and Gentile Nations (Dan. 2:36ff; 9) During the reigns of: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah (kings of Judah) Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah (kings of Judah) Zedekiah (king of Judah); Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah (kings of Judah). Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) Dates: B.C B.C B.C B.C. Historical Setting: 2 Kings 15-21; 2 Chronicles Kings Daniel 1-6 Daniel 1-6

11 Elijah & Elisha NarraJves These narrasves serve to demonstrate that the kingdom succeeded when it followed the leadership of the prophets and failed when it did not. The Widow of Zarephath ( 1 Kings 17:7 24) The Contest on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18) Elisha ask for a double porson of Elijah s spirit (2 Kings 2:9 10)

12 Elijah s PropheJc Influence Birth of John the BapSst (Luke 1:17 18) John the BapSst Denies being the Christ (John 1:19 28) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth (Luke 4:24 30) Peter s confession of Jesus (MaL 16:13 20) Mount of TransfiguraSon (MaL 17:1 13) The Death of Jesus (MaL 27:45 50) The Remnant of Israel (Romans 11:1 5)

13 Lesson 11 THE MINOR PROPHETS

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