- Количество слайдов: 18
Bible Blitz Msgr Ed Thompson And Deacon Norm Kazyk With Technical Assistance Ray Hosler
Amos 786 -746 B. C. Shepherd, Fig farmer, Prophet (1: 1)
Lived in Tekva, 10 miles south of Jerusalem Called by God to deliver a message to northern Israel, to the wealthy who were getting rich at the expense of the poor. Their ritual sacrifices were hypocritical.
The message preached to the rich of Bethel, a cultic town. Earliest of the prophets – before Isaiah – short career. Martin Luther King’s “dream” inspired by Amos.
Divisions 1. Judgement of the nations (8) (1 -2) 2. Words (4) and woes (3) for Israel (3 -6) 3. Symbolic visions, threats and promises (7 -9) 4. Epilogue: Messianic perspective (9: 9 -15)
Power Points 1. 2. 3. 4. Return to me – 3 rd word (5: 4 -9) Amos and Amaziah (7: 10 -17) Against greed (8: 4 -7) Rebuilding of the temple (9: 9 -15)
Obadiah 5 th Century B. C. • Author? Obadiah? • Shortest prophecy, only 21 verses • Bitter cry for vengeance against the Edomites of South Judah • Theme: God eventually settles his accounts
Divisions • • Edom shall perish (2 -9) The cause – violence (10 -14) Judgment upon the nations (15 -16) Judah shall be restored
Jonah Written in the post-exilic period of Judah: probably the fifth century B. C. Stress is on the need for repentance and the merciful, forgiving nature of God.
Jonah is a symbol of a narrow attitude of many of the chosen people of the time who limited the mercy of God to their nation: a narrow nationalism. It is in the genre of fiction and its intent is didactic.
Some questions to be asked: • Why did Jonah disobey God? • How did God respond? • How did Jonah respond to both his calling and his success?
Irony: In flight from God’s service, he unwittingly serves God: Sailors, pagans repent.
Micah A contemporary of Isaiah (ministered before and after Samaria’s fall in 721 B. C. ) He was a peasant suspicious of city life.
He attacked the rich, usurers, families divided by rivalry, prophets, judges, and tyrants who are the antithesis of the divine ideal: “to deal justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with God. ” (Ch 5: 8)
Major divisions • Ch 1 -3 Threat and condemnation • Ch 4 -5 Promises to Zion • Ch 6 Denunciation and threat • Ch 7: 8 -20 Hope for the future
A Contrast Mi 4: 3 They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. (also see Isaiah 2: 4)
Rest of Contrast Joel 4: 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak man say, “I am a warrior!”
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