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An introduction to the Old Testament prophets, focusing on the origins of prophetism with Moses, the greatest prophet, their origins in the early history of Israel, and on the key themes in the ...

An introduction to the Old Testament prophets, focusing on the origins of prophetism with Moses, the greatest prophet, their origins in the early history of Israel, and on the key themes in the prophets. A lecture given on the Bible and Culture course at Schloss Mittersill, Austria (a course run jointly by Schloss MIttersill and IFES).

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  • Bible: bestselling book of all time; central to Western Culture; God&#x2019;s self-disclosure <br /> Prophets: Nothing ever equalled the collection of literature by the prophets <br /> Who is the greatest prophet? Moses &#x2013; Deuteronomy 34:10
  • Difficult because collections of spoken oracles, not necessarily in chronological order
  • Difficult because collections of spoken oracles, not necessarily in chronological order
  • Language; Culture; Geography; History; Religion
  • Core themes of BIBLE, not prophets only
  • God reversing the effects of sin and establishing a new creation. <br /> <br /> QUESTION: What are the key stages of salvation history?
  • God&#x2018;s commitment to his people: &#x2018;I will be your God and you will be my people&#x2019; <br /> <br /> QUESTION: What are the major covenants?
  • Judah, led by King Abijah, took 400k soldiers to meet Jeroboam with 800k. Abijah shouts this from Mount Zemaraim to Jeroboam
  • God&#x2018;s people in God&#x2018;s place enjoying God&#x2018;s presence. <br /> <br /> QUESTION: How can we summarise what God&#x2019;s kingdom means throughout Scripture?
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • Marcus: God&#x2019;s place = God&#x2019;s household; Where God is <br /> Marcus adds God&#x2019;s deliverance
  • The kingdom revealed in Eden <br /> Gen 1&#x2013;2
  • The kingdom revealed in Eden <br /> Gen 1&#x2013;2
  • The kingdom revealed in Eden <br /> Gen 1&#x2013;2
  • The kingdom resisted; Genesis 3&#x2013;11
  • The kingdom resisted; Genesis 3&#x2013;11
  • The kingdom resisted; Genesis 3&#x2013;11
  • The kingdom resisted; Genesis 3&#x2013;11
  • greatest prophet; prior to Moses God communicated directly with heads of families/key individuals (esp. Patriarchs). Moses leading people with 600k families &#x2013; God speaks to nation through one man <br /> People wanted a (speaking) mediator: Deuteronomy 18:15&#x2013;16
  • cf Aaron and Miriam&#x2019;s complaint and God&#x2019;s answer Nu. 12:1&#x2013;8. Moses in entirely different category from all other prophets <br /> Later prophets to be like Moses (Deut. 18) - he is fountainhead of prophetism (contradicts religious evolution - peak first) &#x2013; but never greater
  • The kingdom revealed in Israel &#x2013; Gen 12 &#x2013; 1 Kings 11 / 2 Chronicles 9
  • The kingdom revealed in Israel &#x2013; Gen 12 &#x2013; 1 Kings 11 / 2 Chronicles 9
  • The kingdom revealed in Israel &#x2013; Gen 12 &#x2013; 1 Kings 11 / 2 Chronicles 9
  • Moses addressing people in plain of Moab <br /> Israel was to have unique function among nations of earth
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • Joshua 11:16-23 (note: &#x2018;all&#x2019;) <br /> cf 13:1; 23:1-13 (lots still to do)
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • How the West was won <br /> (or not) <br /> Transjordan = Gilead
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • Note: these are corporate, not individual <br /> Life or death in promised land: Lev 26:1&#x2013;39; Deut 4:15&#x2013;40; 28 &#x2013; 32 (note 30:11&#x2013;20)
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s <br /> These are corporate
  • Warned against settling in with Canaanites by Joshua and Moses (Josh 23)
  • Warned against settling in with Canaanites by Joshua and Moses (Josh 23) <br /> Bronze figure of Baal; Canaanite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Syria <br /> Ugaritic Baal figure <br /> Limestone stela with dedication to Baal, from Carthage 2nd-1st century BC; symbolism is Canaanite, with 2 representations of goddess Tanit <br /> Phoenician Astarte; 6th century from Tharros, Sardinia <br /> Gold god Hittite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Anatolia
  • Warned against settling in with Canaanites by Joshua and Moses (Josh 23) <br /> Bronze figure of Baal; Canaanite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Syria <br /> Ugaritic Baal figure <br /> Limestone stela with dedication to Baal, from Carthage 2nd-1st century BC; symbolism is Canaanite, with 2 representations of goddess Tanit <br /> Phoenician Astarte; 6th century from Tharros, Sardinia <br /> Gold god Hittite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Anatolia
  • Warned against settling in with Canaanites by Joshua and Moses (Josh 23) <br /> Bronze figure of Baal; Canaanite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Syria <br /> Ugaritic Baal figure <br /> Limestone stela with dedication to Baal, from Carthage 2nd-1st century BC; symbolism is Canaanite, with 2 representations of goddess Tanit <br /> Phoenician Astarte; 6th century from Tharros, Sardinia <br /> Gold god Hittite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Anatolia
  • Warned against settling in with Canaanites by Joshua and Moses (Josh 23) <br /> Bronze figure of Baal; Canaanite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Syria <br /> Ugaritic Baal figure <br /> Limestone stela with dedication to Baal, from Carthage 2nd-1st century BC; symbolism is Canaanite, with 2 representations of goddess Tanit <br /> Phoenician Astarte; 6th century from Tharros, Sardinia <br /> Gold god Hittite, about 1400-1200 BC, from Anatolia
  • Note God&#x2019;s initiative in raising up future prophet(s)
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • 1. Othniel 2. Ehud 3. Shamgar 4. Deborah/Barak 5. Gideon 6. Tola 7. Jair 8. Jephthah 9. Ibzan 10. Elon 11. Abdon 12. Samson <br /> Othniel is reliable, highly competent and faithful to God <br /> Problems - idolatry; covenants
  • triple failure
  • triple failure
  • triple failure
  • Emphasising the advantages of a monarchy over anarchy <br /> Deuteronomy 17:14-20
  • Note 2 Samuel 7:8-16
  • Note 2 Samuel 7:8-16
  • Note 2 Samuel 7:8-16
  • Note 1 Kings 8:56-61
  • Note 1 Kings 8:56-61
  • Note 1 Kings 8:56-61
  • Note 1 Kings 8:56-61
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • Ephraim in green, centre <br /> Omri moved capital to Samaria (1 Kings 16)
  • 4. The kingdom revealed through prophets: Prophetic era: I Kings 12 / 2 Chronicles 10 &#x2013; Malachi &#x2020;&#x2020; Key passage: 2 Kings 17:7&#x2013;18 <br /> Groups of prophets - &#x2018;company of the prophets&#x2019; 2 Kings 4:1; 6:1 &#x2248;&#x2248; Ecstatic behaviour (1 Samuel 10:9&#x2013;12) &#x2248;&#x2248; Consulted by kings &#x2013; Ahab 1 Kings 22:6&#x2013;8 &#x2248;&#x2248; Not always true (Ezekiel 13:1&#x2013;7; Jeremiah 23:9&#x2013;40; Hos. 4:5; Amos 7:12&#x2013;13) <br /> Called people to repent &#x2013; 2 Kings 17:13 cf Jeremiah 3:1&#x2013;4:4
  • Prophets (nabi) called (to call=nabu) by God, not acting on own authority (Jer 14:14) Unoriginal message
  • Prophets (nabi) called (to call=nabu) by God, not acting on own authority (Jer 14:14) Unoriginal message
  • Amos 4:13 &#x2013; &#x2018;He formed the mountains and created the wind. he reveals his plans to men&#x2019; <br /> Jeremiah speaking for God: 26:16; 27:2&#x2013;4, 11; 43:1 cf 28:15&#x2013;16. <br /> Special place in nation (prophetic immunity) - challenging all levels of society, installing/deposing kings (1 Ki 19:16; 21:17&#x2013;22), declaring war (2 Ki 3:18; Hos 5:5&#x2013;8), stating correct foreign policy Jer 27:8&#x2013;22. cf Jeremiah 1:10
  • Amos 4:13 &#x2013; &#x2018;He formed the mountains and created the wind. he reveals his plans to men&#x2019; <br /> Jeremiah speaking for God: 26:16; 27:2&#x2013;4, 11; 43:1 cf 28:15&#x2013;16. <br /> Special place in nation (prophetic immunity) - challenging all levels of society, installing/deposing kings (1 Ki 19:16; 21:17&#x2013;22), declaring war (2 Ki 3:18; Hos 5:5&#x2013;8), stating correct foreign policy Jer 27:8&#x2013;22. cf Jeremiah 1:10
  • Amos 4:13 &#x2013; &#x2018;He formed the mountains and created the wind. he reveals his plans to men&#x2019; <br /> Jeremiah speaking for God: 26:16; 27:2&#x2013;4, 11; 43:1 cf 28:15&#x2013;16. <br /> Special place in nation (prophetic immunity) - challenging all levels of society, installing/deposing kings (1 Ki 19:16; 21:17&#x2013;22), declaring war (2 Ki 3:18; Hos 5:5&#x2013;8), stating correct foreign policy Jer 27:8&#x2013;22. cf Jeremiah 1:10
  • The prophet speaks God&#x2019;s words
  • If God is the source, words and lifestyle of prophet must be consistent
  • Not what greatest prophet Moses was primarily doing
  • Prophets addressed their contemporaries. Ezekiel 3:17 <br /> Note specific dates of many oracles <br /> Danger of false contrast between present and future
  • Testament = covenant; OT is first stage of revelation; NT sees OT as pointing forward to its fulfilment in 2nd stage of revelation; anticipates 3rd stage in return of Christ
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Structure comes from Septuagint but plays key part is shaping Xn theological reading of OT <br /> Wisdom concerns &#x2018;timeless present&#x2019; (Sweeney); Prophets: fall+restoration pointing to Christ <br /> Equivalent structure in NT
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Torah = instruction, not law <br /> No NT because revelation through Moses is still the operative covenant
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • Former prophets: history from entry to exile; theological reasons for destruction of Israel/Judah; Latter prophets: failure to live by Torah & possibility of restoration; POINT TO WRITINGS not new revelation. <br /> Ketuvim concerned with holy life of Israel wrt temple and creation
  • 1 Sam 3:1 &#x2013; In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions. &#x2248;&#x2248; 1 Sam 3:7 &#x2013; Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. &#x2248;&#x2248; 1 Sam 15:10 &#x2013; Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel . . . <br /> Elijah: See 1 Kings 17: 2, 8, 14, 24 &#x2013; centrality of the Word from here onAMos 3:7 Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.
  • Enforcers of the covenant; Guard dogs of the covenant <br /> Recalled people to repentance, obedience, covenant faithfulness, God&#x2019;s word
  • Enforcers of the covenant; Guard dogs of the covenant <br /> Recalled people to repentance, obedience, covenant faithfulness, God&#x2019;s word
  • Amos 4:12 (&#x2018;Prepare to meet your God&#x2019;); Isaiah 3:1-9; 39:1-8; Habakkuk 1:5-17Judgment inevitable if people will not turn - logical extension of presentCriticisms of social/political life come from emphasis on holiness of God&#x2019;s character <br /> Same categories as in covenant curses - 10 &#x2018;D&#x2019;s
  • Some prophets had explicit message of hope if nation turned <br /> Same categories as covenant blessings: Life, Health, Abundance, Prosperity, Security, Respect (eg Amos 9:11&#x2013;15) <br /> Mostly curse until 587; then reverting to original plan of mercy
  • Future expectation is very important in the Old Testament; Much is unfulfilled at the end. &lt;1% ref. to still-future events <br /> NT stresses fulfilment of OT expectations and promises; NT is based on the OT <br /> The big themes are the bridge from their situation to ours
  • Future expectation is very important in the Old Testament; Much is unfulfilled at the end. &lt;1% ref. to still-future events <br /> NT stresses fulfilment of OT expectations and promises; NT is based on the OT <br /> The big themes are the bridge from their situation to ours
  • Future expectation is very important in the Old Testament; Much is unfulfilled at the end. &lt;1% ref. to still-future events <br /> NT stresses fulfilment of OT expectations and promises; NT is based on the OT <br /> The big themes are the bridge from their situation to ours

I. Introducing the Old Testament Prophets I. Introducing the Old Testament Prophets Presentation Transcript

  • The Prophets 1
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  • Why do we have the Bible?
  • Why do we have the Bible? So that we can know God
  • Why do we have the Bible? So that we can know God … and know how to respond to God
  • GOD us
  • GOD them us
  • GOD them us
  • GOD them us
  • How do you feel about the prophets in the Old Testament? 6
  • How do you feel about the prophets in the Old Testament? What do you find difficult about them? Why is it important to study them? 6
  • difficulties with the prophets 7
  • They have a queer way of talking, like people who, instead of proceeding in an orderly manner, ramble off from one thing to the next so that you cannot make heads or tails of them or see what they are getting at. 8
  • They have a queer way of talking, like people who, instead of proceeding in an orderly manner, ramble off from one thing to the next so that you cannot make heads or tails of them or see what they are getting at. Martin Luther 8
  • to g s in r d r t a s ie n r a b r n d e u
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  • Culture Language Religion History Geography 10
  • Core Themes 11
  • What are the main themes which run throughout the whole Bible? 12
  • salvation history 13
  • . . . the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden . . . Genesis 3:23 14
  • He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. Genesis 3:15 15
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 16
  • I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne annd before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting wth a great roar, ‘Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!’ Revelation 7:9–10 17
  • covenant
  • ‘I will be your God and you will be my people’ 19
  • I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:1–3, NLT
  • Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on the earth; for the earth belongs to me. . . . ‘Look, this blood confirms the covenant the Lord has made with you in giving you these instructions.’ Exodus 19:1; 24:8 21
  • Don’t you realise that the Lord, the God of Israel, made a lasting covenant with David, giving him and his descendants the throne of Israel forever? 2 Chronicles 13:5 22
  • ‘This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many.’ Mark 14:24 23
  • kingdom 24
  • God’s people
  • God’s people God’s place
  • God’s rule God’s people God’s place
  • God’s rule God’s blessing God’s people God’s place
  • Four stages in the OT
  • Adam and Eve
  • Adam and Eve Eden
  • God’s words Relationship Adam and Eve Eden
  • Under God’s curse Excluded
  • Moses 29
  • There has never been another prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. Deuteronomy 34:10 30
  • Israel
  • Israel Canaan
  • God’s law Covenant Israel Canaan
  • What other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today? Deuteronomy 4:8 32
  • CANAAN
  • Jericho CANAAN
  • Jericho CANAAN
  • Reuben
  • Gad Reuben
  • Manasseh (half) Gad Reuben
  • Manasseh (half) Gad Judah Reuben
  • Manasseh (half) Gad Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Manasseh (half) Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Manasseh (half) Ephraim Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Manasseh (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Issachar Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • Zebullun Issachar Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • er Ash Zebullun Issachar Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • li hta er Ash Nap Zebullun Issachar Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad Benjamin Judah Reuben Simeon
  • li ARAM hta er Ash Nap Zebullun Issachar Manasseh Manasseh (half) (half) Ephraim Dan Gad AMMON Benjamin ES IN Judah Reuben T IS Simeon IL MOAB PH EDOM MIDIAN AMALEK
  • Covenant blessings 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life • Health 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life • Health • Abundance 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life • Prosperity • Health • Abundance 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life • Prosperity • Health • Security • Abundance 35
  • Covenant blessings • Life • Prosperity • Health • Security • Abundance • Respect 35
  • Covenant curses 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Drought 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Drought • Dearth 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Drought • Dearth • Danger 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Drought • Dearth • Danger • Death 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Defeat • Drought • Dearth • Danger • Death 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Defeat • Drought • Destruction • Dearth • Danger • Death 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Defeat • Drought • Destruction • Dearth • Deportation • Danger • Death 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Defeat • Drought • Destruction • Dearth • Deportation • Danger • Destitution • Death 36
  • Covenant curses • Disease • Defeat • Drought • Destruction • Dearth • Deportation • Danger • Destitution • Death • Disgrace 36
  • God’s law Covenant Israel Canaan/Israel
  • God’s law Covenant Canaan/Israel
  • The enemy within 38
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  • Read Deuteronomy 18:9–22 What are the people of God to avoid? Why? What is the purpose of these pagan practices? What is the only valid option for God’s people? Why? 40
  • When the Lord your God eliminates the nations from the place where you are headed and you dispossess them, you will settle down in their land. After they have been destroyed from your presence, be careful not to be ensnared like they are; do not pursue their gods and say, ‘How do these nations serve their gods? I will do the same.’ . . . 41
  • You must not worship the Lord your God the way they do! For everything that is abhorrent to him, everything he hates, they have done when worshipping their gods. They even burn up their sons and daughters before their gods! Deuteronomy 12:29–31 (NET) 42
  • When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, anyone who practices divination, an omen reader, a soothsayer, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who conjures up spirits, a practitioner of the occult, or a necromancer. . . . 43
  • Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things. . . . 44
  • The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to him. . . . I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command. I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in my name. Deuteronomy 18:9–15,17–19 45
  • A downward spiral (Judges 2:6 – 16:31) 46
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  • Turning from God 47
  • Turning from God Oppression 47
  • Turning from God Oppression Crying to God 47
  • Turning from God Oppression Rescuer Crying (Judge) to God 47
  • Turning from God Peace Oppression Rescuer Crying (Judge) to God 47
  • Turning from God Peace Oppression Rescuer Crying (Judge) to God 47
  • The state of the nation
  • The state of the nation JOSHUA: JUDGES:
  • The state of the nation JOSHUA: JUDGES: • Israel united • Factions/rivalry
  • The state of the nation JOSHUA: JUDGES: • Israel united • Factions/rivalry • Concerned for • Self-interest and God’s glory self-indulgence
  • The state of the nation JOSHUA: JUDGES: • Israel united • Factions/rivalry • Concerned for • Self-interest and God’s glory self-indulgence • Led by God’s • Slide into anarchy appointed leader and idolatry
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  • • Failure to deal with pagan nations 49
  • • Failure to deal with pagan nations • Failure to live by God’s standards 49
  • • Failure to deal with pagan nations • Failure to live by God’s standards • Failure to have God at the centre of life and worship 49
  • In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit. Judges 17:6; 18:1; 19:1; 21:25 50
  • Saul
  • Saul • 1 Samuel 9–31
  • Saul • 1 Samuel 9–31 • Reigned 1050–1010 (approx.)
  • Saul • 1 Samuel 9–31 • Reigned 1050–1010 (approx.) • Rejected because he rejected the word of the Lord (1 Samuel 15:23 )
  • David
  • David • ‘The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart’ (1 Samuel 13:14)
  • David • ‘The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart’ (1 Samuel 13:14) • 1 Samuel 16 – 1 Kings 2 / 1 Chronicles 29
  • David • ‘The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart’ (1 Samuel 13:14) • 1 Samuel 16 – 1 Kings 2 / 1 Chronicles 29 • Reigned 1010–970 (approx.)
  • Solomon
  • Solomon • 1 Kings 1 – 11 / 1 Chron. 22 – 2 Chron. 9
  • Solomon • 1 Kings 1 – 11 / 1 Chron. 22 – 2 Chron. 9 • Reigned 970–931 (approx.)
  • Solomon • 1 Kings 1 – 11 / 1 Chron. 22 – 2 Chron. 9 • Reigned 970–931 (approx.) • The wisest man (1 Kings 3:12; see Luke 11:31)
  • Solomon • 1 Kings 1 – 11 / 1 Chron. 22 – 2 Chron. 9 • Reigned 970–931 (approx.) • The wisest man (1 Kings 3:12; see Luke 11:31) • But slipped into idolatry and unfaithfulness (1 Kings 11:31–35)
  • Jerusalem
  • Rehoboam Jerusalem
  • 922 BC Jeroboam Shechem Rehoboam Jerusalem
  • 922 BC ISRAEL Jeroboam Shechem Rehoboam Jerusalem
  • 922 BC ISRAEL Samaria Jeroboam Rehoboam Jerusalem
  • 922 BC Rehoboam Jerusalem JUDAH
  • Saul 1050 55
  • Rehoboam 931 Saul David Solomon 1050 1010 970 Jeroboam 931 55
  • 1050 Saul 1010 David 970 Solomon Jeroboam Rehoboam 931 931 Abijam 913 Asa 55 911
  • Jeroboam Rehoboam 931 931 Nadab 910 Abijam 913 Baasha 909 Elah 886 Asa 911 Zimri 885 Omri 885 Ahab 874 Ahaziah 853 Joram 852 Jehu 841 Jehoahaz 814 55 Jehoash 798
  • Jeroboam Rehoboam 931 931 Nadab 910 Abijam 913 Baasha 909 Elah 886 Asa 911 Asa Zimri 885 911 Omri 885 Ahab 874 Jehoshaphat Ahaziah 853 870 Joram 852 Jehoram 848 Jehu 841 Ahaziah 841 Athaliah 841 Jehoahaz 814 Jehoash 835 55 Jehoash 798
  • God’s law Covenant Israel
  • God’s law Covenant Israel
  • prophets = nabi 57
  • prophets = nabi called (by God) to call out (for God) 57
  • 58
  • Prophets are called by God 58
  • Prophets are called by God . . . to speak from God 58
  • Prophets are called by God . . . to speak from God . . . about God 58
  • authority 59
  • uniformity 60
  • Whether he is discussing the past, present or future, the prophet is seeking to make God the most genuine reality that men can know and experience. A.B. Mickelson Interpreting the Bible, p. 287 61
  • not foretelling 62
  • forthtelling 63
  • Prophecy is essentially a ministry of disclosure, a stripping bare. Israel’s great prophets do not merely lift the veil of the future in order to destroy false expectations; at the same time, they expose the conduct of their contemporaries. . . . Prophets tear the masks away and show the true face of the people behind them. Hans Walter Wolff, Confrontations 64
  • God’s glory 65
  • God’s ultimate concern 66
  • Glory in the Old Testament 67
  • Glory in the Old Testament • God’s glory revealed in creation 67
  • Glory in the Old Testament • God’s glory revealed in creation • God’s glory rejected by human rebellion 67
  • Glory in the Old Testament • God’s glory revealed in creation • God’s glory rejected by human rebellion • God’s glory revived in Israel [nation, temple, king] 67
  • Glory in the Old Testament • God’s glory revealed in creation • God’s glory rejected by human rebellion • God’s glory revived in Israel [nation, temple, king] • God’s glory defamed by idolatry 67
  • Glory in the Old Testament • God’s glory revealed in creation • God’s glory rejected by human rebellion • God’s glory revived in Israel [nation, temple, king] • God’s glory defamed by idolatry • God’s glory defended by the prophets 67
  • The Bible’s Structure 68
  • Christian Jewish Old Testament Tanak New Testament 69
  • Old Testament Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Pentateuch Numbers, Deuteronomy Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1–2 Samuel History books 1–2 Kings, 1–2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Wisdom Lit. Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Prophets Ezekiel, Daniel, Minor Prophets 70
  • New Testament Revelation Matthew Mark, Luke, John History Acts Timeless present Romans – Jude Anticipation Revelations 71
  • Old Testament Tanak Pentateuch Law History Prophets Wisdom Writings Prophets 72
  • Old Testament Tanak Pentateuch Law Instruction History Prophets Wisdom Writings Prophets 72
  • Old Testament Tanak Pentateuch Law Instruction Torah History Prophets Nevi’im Wisdom Writings Ketuvim Prophets 72
  • Tanak Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Law/Instruction Numbers, Deuteronomy Former Prophets Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings Nevi’im Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Latter Prophets Book of the Twelve Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song Writings Ketuvim of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra–Nehemiah, Chronicles 73
  • The Word of the LORD 74
  • Calling people back to the covenant
  • Covenant enforcement mediators (Fee and Stuart)
  • Warning of judgment 76
  • Promising restoration 77
  • Restoration
  • Basic pattern 79
  • 80
  • Identification of Israel’s sin 80
  • Identification of Israel’s sin Announcement of judgment 80
  • Identification of Declaration of Israel’s sin God’s love for Israel Announcement of judgment 80
  • Identification of Declaration of Israel’s sin God’s love for Israel Announcement of Announcement of judgment blessing 80
  • Old Testament Promise
  • Old New Testament Testament Promise Fulfilment
  • deep focus 82
  • two horizons 84
  • 85
  • key themes 86
  • 1 God is the ruler of all of history and every nation 87
  • 2 Humanity’s most fundamental need is to be right with God 88
  • 3 Religion, politics and society must all be on a firm moral base 89
  • 4 God offers us the choice of judgment or hope 90
  • conditional future? 91
  • The [Latter Prophets] did not call for reform, for they knew it was too late; the end of the present order was near and could not be averted. Donald Gowan Reclaiming the OT p. 125–6 92
  • 5 The future kingdom of God 93
  • beacons 94
  • These distant future events . . . are announced to serve as beacons for God’s people – beacons which will help them get their bearings and set their course in life, beacons which will give direction, hope, and encouragement, even in the darkest hour. Sidney Greidanus, The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text, p. 235 95
  • a universal kingdom 96
  • coming and continuing 97
  • a coming King 98
  • 6 The glory of God 99
  • God’s glory in the prophets 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed as he gathers a people and redeems them. Jer. 31:10–11 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed as he gathers a people and redeems them. Jer. 31:10–11 • God’s glory revealed in a new Zion. Isaiah 2 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed as he gathers a people and redeems them. Jer. 31:10–11 • God’s glory revealed in a new Zion. Isaiah 2 • God’s glory revealed in new Davidic king. Jer. 23:5–6 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed as he gathers a people and redeems them. Jer. 31:10–11 • God’s glory revealed in a new Zion. Isaiah 2 • God’s glory revealed in new Davidic king. Jer. 23:5–6 • God’s glory revealed in a new temple. Ez. 47:1 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed as he gathers a people and redeems them. Jer. 31:10–11 • God’s glory revealed in a new Zion. Isaiah 2 • God’s glory revealed in new Davidic king. Jer. 23:5–6 • God’s glory revealed in a new temple. Ez. 47:1 • God’s glory revealed in new creation. Isaiah 65:17 100
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed in new covenant. Jer. 31:31–33 101
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed in new covenant. Jer. 31:31–33 • God will be shepherd Ezekiel 34:11–13, 26–31 101
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed in new covenant. Jer. 31:31–33 • God will be shepherd Ezekiel 34:11–13, 26–31 • God’s righteousness revealed in salvation of nations. Isaiah 42:6b–7; 49:6b 101
  • God’s glory in the prophets • God’s glory revealed in new covenant. Jer. 31:31–33 • God will be shepherd Ezekiel 34:11–13, 26–31 • God’s righteousness revealed in salvation of nations. Isaiah 42:6b–7; 49:6b • The Lord’s anointed will do this. Isaiah 11:1–4; 42:1; 49:1–3; 50:4; 59:21; 61:1 101
  • Death 102
  • i o n c t rre e s u R 102
  • Read Joel and see how these key themes are explored. 103