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 []

News and Views

Jan/Feb 2016 V Religious Listen to Audio:  The Aleppo Codex, the oldest Hebrew Bible that has survived to modern times, was created by scribes called Masoretes in Tiberias, Israel around 930 AD. As such, the Aleppo Codex is considered to be the most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible. The Aleppo Codex is not complete, however, as almost 200 pages went missing between 1947 and 1957. While the Aleppo Codex is the oldest Hebrew Bible, the Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete Hebrew []

Today In Prophecy

Jan/Feb 2016 Educating the World “And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest” (Hebrews 8:11). Listen to Audio:  The Education World Forum (EWF) is a ministerial education seminar held annually in London, England. Education ministers from around the world gather to debate future practice in education. More than 300 participants from over 70 countries — representing over 80 percent of the world’s population — will attend the []

Nahum

Jan/Feb 2016 The Desolation of Nineveh “And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness” (Zephaniah 2:13). Listen to Audio:  Nahum is the seventh of the twelve minor prophets. One way to remember his place in the sequence is to divide the twelve minor prophets into two “stacks” of six (like the two stacks of shewbread in the holy). The last book in each stack, Micah and Malachi, both begin with the []

Haggai

Jan/Feb 2016 Completing the Temple “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:9).1 Listen to Audio:  Haggai is a book of two chapters, written in the second year of Darius Hystaspes, ruler of the Persian Empire, in 520 BC. The Israelites that returned to Jerusalem in the first year of Cyrus, eighteen years earlier, began building the Temple in the year after their return. However, opposed by the enemies of Israel, the work had languished. Ezra 4:24 explains, []