Studies

Study of the Prophets #11 Obadiah (cont.)

Study of the Prophets #11 Obadiah (cont.) Although this is the shortest of the prophetic books, there is much to be said with significant ramifications for our time and the future within the prophecy for the time of Obadiah. I want to continue in the context of discussing the similarities of the United States and… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #10 Obadiah (cont.)

Study of the Prophets #10: Obadiah Now that we have been introduced to the book of Obadiah, let’s begin dissecting his prophecies at verse 1: “The vision of Obadiah; thus said the L-rd HaShem/Elohim concerning Edom: We have heard tidings from HaShem and a messenger has been sent among the nations [saying], ‘Arise, and let… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #9 Obadiah (Introduction)

Study of the Prophets: Class #9 Obadiah (Introduction) We now go from the 8th century prophecies of Amos, to the 9th century prophecies of Obadiah. Although Obadiah precisely dates himself, and there is a difference of opinion among scholars as to the exact time, the evidence favors 9th century. It is likely that Obadiah prophesied… Read more »

Study of the Prophets #8 Amos (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets #8 Amos (Cont.) We are at the end of the book of Amos starting at Chapter 9. I believe it no coincidence that part of the discussion in this chapter includes HaShem telling the people that they might run, but they cannot hide from the Creator of the universe. This has… Read more »

Study of the Prophets Class #7 Amos (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets Class 7: Amos (Cont.) We start at Chapter 8 this week, after learning what G-d has in store for Amaziah, the priest of Beth-el who tried to dissuade Amos from his mission. Now Amos elaborates on the theme of the end of the Northern kingdom as decreed by HaShem. However, some… Read more »

Study of the Prophets Class #6 Amos (Cont.)

Study of the Prophets Class #6: Amos (Cont.) After delving into the details of King Jeroboam’s life and his rebellion against G-d and His commands, we now turn back to Amos who was sent to prophecy to the Northern kingdom in which Jeroboam ruled. We pick up at Chapter 7 where G-d shows Amos a… Read more »

Study of the Prophets Class #5 Amos (Con’t)

Study of the Prophets Class #5 Amos (Cont.) Last week we left off at Chapter 5 verse 18. As mentioned in the last class, there is a shift of the prophet’s focus from the punishments that were about to befall the Israelites in the Northern Kingdom, to those in the Southern Kingdom. In verse 18… Read more »

Study of the Prophets Class #4 Amos (Cont.)

Class #4: Amos This week we pick up at Chapter 4:6. It would seem that G-d giving the people “cleanliness of teeth in all your cities” would be a good thing. However, when taken in context with the rest of the sentence, we see that the cleanliness of teeth will be caused by a lack… Read more »

Study of the Prophets Class #3 Amos (cont.)

Class #3 Amos Last week we left of just as Amos was about to tell the Northern Kingdom of Israel what was about to befall her for her numerous sins. Keep in mind that her sins were considered more severe than the same sins committed by the nations around her because the Israelites knew better;… Read more »