Studies

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 »

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 »