Studies

Study of the Prophets #21: Micah (Cont.)

                      Study of the Prophets #21: Micah (Cont.) Last week we left off with the consoling words of HaShem that He will gather His own and deliver them to the Land at the end of the age. Now we must digress as we pick up at Chapter 3 where Micah rebukes the leaders: “I said,… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #20: Micah (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets #20: Micah (Cont.) This week we pick up at Chapter 2 verse 10: “Arise and go [into exile], because not for this [purpose] is the resting Place [given to you]. Because it has become defiled, it will destroy you absolutely.” The people are going into exile because of their degenerate acts…. Read more »

Study of the Prophets #18: Micah (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets #18: Micah (Cont.) This week we begin with Chapter 1 verse 10 and forward to the end of the chapter: ” Tell it not in Gath; weep not at all; in each house of Aphrah, wallow in the dirt. Pass on [to exile], O inhabitant of Saphir, with nakedness uncovered. The… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #17 Micah (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets #17: Micah (Cont.) Tonight we pick up at Chapter 1:3 as we continue to explore the punishment Micah prophecies as G-d in His fullness witness the sins of the people from His Holy Sanctuary described in verse 2. Micah is talking about the destruction of Samaria in the Northern Kingdom and… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #16: Micah (Introduction)

Study of the Prophets #16: Micah (Introduction) This week we are going to turn our attention away from Northern Israel, Edom, and Nineveh to Judah, while staying in the eight century. Isaiah and Micah were contemporary with Hosea but Amos probably had started and completed his work shortly before either began their ministries. Isaiah was… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #15: Jonah (Cont.)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Study of the Prophets #15 Jonah (Cont.) This week we continue our study of the book of Jonah, beginning with Chapter 3. Jonah is now ready to do the work HaShem intended for him in the first place. Do we not often do the same thing from time-to-time? How much easier… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #14: Jonah (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets: #14 Jonah (Cont.) In the beginning verses in Chapter 1:1-2, we read that G-d specifically assigns Jonah to go to Nineveh. Why this city specifically? There are many explanations offered and I will discuss a few options. According to the rabbinic literature, the Ninevites had only recently become wicked and they… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #13: Jonah

Study of the Prophets #13: Jonah This week we begin the study of Jonah, another of the writing prophets from the eighth century. We will start with an overview with the timing of his work, background history, then his work and person before moving to specifics of the book. The general date of Jonah is… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #12 Obadiah (conclusion)

Study of the Prophets #12 Obadiah (Cont.) This is the last teaching from the prophecies of Obadiah. Tonight we begin at verse 17-18 where Israel is now included in the prophecies. Until now, Obadiah has been speaking to Edom and perhaps the United States in a similar context, as G-d sees the beginning from the… Read more »