In the Beginning

Jan/Feb 2016 Old Testament Prophets Most of the Old Testament prophets did not leave writings for us, and for most of them we have not even a record of their names. In the days of Elijah, “Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave,” after Jezebel had already “cut off [many of] the prophets of Jehovah” (1 Kings 18:4). Listen to Audio: However, the Old Testament does include books named after 16 of the prophets. These are commonly divided into four “major prophets,” and 12 “minor prophets.” []

The Prophets

Jan/Feb 2016 God’s Spokesmen “God … at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Hebrews 1:1). David Rice Listen to Audio:  The Hebrew Old Testament was formerly arranged by the Jewish people into 22 books. Those 22 books contained the same information as our current Old Testament that is arranged in 39 books. The major reason for the disparity in the number of books is that what we refer to as the 12 Minor Prophets, were gathered together as one []

Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel

Jan/Feb 2016 Profiting from the Prophets “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NAS). Jeff Mezera Listen to Audio: The prophets hold a special place in our heart. They had the thankless job of delivering God’s messages to a rebellious and stiff-necked people. As a result, they suffered some of the most severe persecutions. We will consider three of the four Major Prophets from the Old Testament. We will look to their examples and examine their []

Ezekiel, A History Lesson

Jan/Feb 2016 Touch Lightly “In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God” (Ezekiel 1:1). Douglas Rawson Listen to Audio:  Ezekiel is a remarkable book filled with history, prophecy, lessons, and rich symbols.  Bible Students and many in the world are acquainted with this book through the prophecy of the Valley of Dry Bones and the end-time prophecy of Gog []