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69 posts with the bible

Micah

Micah Micah the prophet presents the true picture of God to Israel and Judah. Throughout the book there are also prophecies about Jesus the Messiah, who will gather the people into one nation. He will be their King and ruler, acting mercifully towards...

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Nahum

Nahum Nahum served as a prophet to Judah and Assyria from 663-654 BC. Nahum was a prophet to Nineveh the capital of the Assyrian Empire. Jonah (another prophet) had seen the citizens of Nineveh repent a century earlier (Read the book of Jonah), but they...

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Habakkuk

Habakkuk Habakkuk served as a prophet to Judah from 612-589 BC, during the reign of Jehoiakim. During that time Babylon was becoming the dominant world power. Habakkuk became troubled and he brought his concerns directly to God. Habakkuk’s example is...

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Zephaniah

Zephaniah This book was written by Zephaniah who served as prophet to Judah from 640-621 BC. King Josiah of Judah was attempting to reverse the evil trends set by the previous Kings of Judah – Manasseh and Amon. Josiah followed God, and during his reign,...

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Haggai

Haggai Haggai was the first of the post-exilic prophets. The other two were Zechariah and Malachi. When the Israelites first returned from Babylon, they had set about rebuilding the Temple. Although they began with the right attitude, the people eventually...

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Zechariah

Zechariah Zechariah the prophet wrote to encourage the people of Israel to put away the sin in their lives and to continue rebuilding the Temple. Zechariah spoke to the people enduring hardships, whom were discouraged because of their relative small population...

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Malachi

Malachi This book was written by Malachi the prophet about 430 BC, forming a bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Its purpose was to confront the children of Israel with their sins and to restore their relationship with God. Malachi...

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Matthew

Matthew Matthew is the author, a Jewish tax collector who became one of Jesus disciples. This book forms the connecting link between the Old Testament and New Testament with its emphasis on the fulfilment of prophecy. Matthew was once despised as a tax...

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Mark

Mark Mark was not one of the 12 disciples but he accompanied Apostle Paul on his first missionary journey (Acts 13 v 13). Mark’s Gospel emphasizes Jesus Christ’s power as well as his servant hood. Jesus Christ teaching turned the world upside down. But...

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Luke

Luke Luke was a doctor, a Greek and a Gentile Christian. He was a close friend and companion of Apostle Paul. Luke’s Gospel portrays Jesus as the perfect example of a life lived according to God’s plan – as a child living in obedience to his parents and...

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