Aug 16, 2021
The name “Nahum“ means comfort or consolation. His book, a message of destruction for Nineveh, the capital city of the Assyrian Empire, brought comfort to the nations under Assyrian domination. The only thing we know about Nahum is found in 1:1 which says he was from Elkosh, a town or village about which we have no...
Aug 9, 2021
Through their words and sometimes strange actions the prophets cautioned a rebellious Israel that the way they lived their lives would have consequences unless they repented and turned back to God. This pattern of God calling His people back to faithfulness through warnings, the warnings either heeded or ignored, and...
Aug 2, 2021
Amos was from the southern kingdom of Judah. His hometown, Tekoa, was about five miles from Bethlehem. He was a sheep herder and a “dresser of sycamore figs (7:14). These trees are also called "fig-mulberry." The fruit is like a fig. Each fruit had to be pierced individually in order to ripen properly. This was a...
Jul 19, 2021
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God revealed the Exile would last 70 years after which the Jews would be allowed to return (Jer. 29:10). In 539B.C. Jews began to return to Jerusalem. It took years to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. The second Temple was completed by 515B.C. About this time disaster struck.
Jul 12, 2021
Seems the Israelites of old didn’t like paying taxes any more than we do. In 921B.C., the nation of Israel was split in two over the issue of taxes. This tax revolt not only split the nation, it also ushered in the age of the prophets like Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah and others.