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Isaiah

Isaiah Isaiah was a prophet while the nation of Israel was divided into two kingdoms – Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. The Northern Kingdom had sinned greatly against God, and the Southern Kingdom was headed in the same direction – perverting...

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Jeremiah

Jeremiah This book was written by Jeremiah the prophet approximately 627-586 B.C. Jeremiah is a combination of history, poetry and biography. Jeremiah often used symbolism to communicate his message. For 40 years he served as God’s spokesman to Judah,...

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Lamentations

Lamentations The book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah the prophet after the destruction of Jerusalem approximately 586 B.C. The nation of Judah had been utterly defeated, the temple in Jerusalem destroyed and the captives were taken away to Babylon....

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Ezekiel

Ezekiel Ezekiel served as a prophet in Babylon from 593-571 BC. The name Ezekiel means ‘God is strong’ or ‘God makes strong.’ God communicated to Ezekiel in visions. A vision is a supernatural revelation of God’s truth and purpose. These visions will...

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Daniel

Daniel Daniel wrote this book from about 605-535 BC to give an historical account of the Jewish people who lived in captivity and to show how God is in control of the heavens and the earth, directing the forces of nature, the destiny of nations, and the...

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Hosea

Hosea Hosea was a prophet assigned to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He served from 753-715 BC under the reign of King Jeroboam ll. The nation had prospered materially but had decayed spiritually. The people had adapted the moral behaviour and idolatrous...

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Joel

Joel Joel was a prophet from 835-796 BC and the son of Pethuel. Joel was sent to the nation of Judah, also known as the Southern Kingdom. His message was sin brings God’s judgement. Yet with God’s justice there is also great mercy. Joel began with a prophecy...

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Amos

Amos Amos (means burden or burden-bearer) was a man of God who was devoted to serving the Lord. Amos was not a prophet nor a priest, but a shepherd. God gave Amos a vision of the future (760-750 BC) and told him to take his message to Israel, the Northern...

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Obadiah

Obadiah Very little is known about Obadiah whose name means “servant of the Lord” or “worshiper of Jehovah.” Historically, Edom had constantly harassed the children of Israel. Prior to the time this book was written (Approximately 853-841 BC), the Edomites...

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Jonah

Jonah This book was written by Jonah, son of Amittai approximately 785-760 BC. Jonah the prophet was given a task by God and was reluctant to carry it out. He chose to run away from God rather than obey him. Assyria – a great, but evil empire – was Israel’s...

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