Old Testament Prophecy: Stories of the Biblical Prophets, including Amos, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Haggai and Zechariah

Old Testament Prophecy: Stories of the Biblical Prophets, including Amos, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Haggai and Zechariah

by Frank Knight Sanders


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Biblical scholar Frank Knight Sanders provides a timeline and examination of the Hebrew prophets who appeared in the Old Testament.

Spanning hundreds of years of Bible history, this book distinguishes and clarifies the messages of individual prophets. Beginning with Amos the Herdsman, the first prophet to appear following the reign of King David and King Solomon, Sanders examines a variety of prophetic messengers. The catalyst for their emergence, what they foretell precisely, and how they influenced their society, are recurring topics treated in each chapter.

Intended as a foundational text upon which students of the Bible can base their later teachings, this manual provides an organized approach to prophecy. The generations of Israelite prophets, and the various substance of their words to the Hebrew community, are explained with clarity. The narrative constantly refers to the Bible books, citing chapter and verse, that the reader may gain insight.

The concluding appendices recommend a variety of literature for students to build upon the knowledge gained in this text. The author also suggests questions and discussions for the classroom setting, that teachers may assist students of the Old Testament in their search for knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789870961
Publisher: Gordon Peter Shure
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. iv

Introductory. v

I - The First Literary Prophet - Amos The Herdsman (About 745 B. C.). 9

II - The Two Prophets of The Next Two Decades - Hosea of Israel and the Young Isaiah of Judah (740-722 B. C.). 12

III - The Two Prophets of the Reign of Hezekiah - Micah the Commoner and Isaiah The Statesman (715-686 B. C.). 18

IV - The Two Prophets of the Reform Movement of Josiah's Reign - Zephaniah and the Young Jeremiah (626-621 B. C.). 22

V - The Three Prophets of Jehoiakim's Reign- Nahum, Jeremiah and Habakkuk (608-597 B. C.). 26

VI - The Messages of Jeremiah And Ezekiel Regarding the Fall of Jerusalem During the Reign of Zedekiah Over Judah (597-586 B. C.). 29

VII - The Great Prophet of the Early Exile - Ezekiel (586-570 B. C.). 34

VIII - The High-Water Mark of Prophetic Thinking - The Isaianic Preachers of the Late Exile (540-536 B. C.). 37

IX - The Two Prophets of the Building of The Second Temple - Haggai & Zechariah (520-516 B. C.). 40

X - The Prophets of Community Reform Just Preceding Nehemiah (About 450 B. C.). 44

XI - Prophetic-Apocalyptic Voices of Later Times. 48

XII - A General Review of Hebrew Prophecy.. 51

Appendices. 58

I - General Reference Literature for Further Study.. 58

II - Reference Literature for Each Study.. 59

III - Questions for Review... 60

IV - Subjects for Research and Class Discussion.. 62

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