Prophecy is the words of the Old Testament prophets that affirm the trajectory of God’s covenant relationship and leads us to Christ in the new covenant.
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Introduction As a Christian I am interested in seeing our Scriptures handled properly. As a professor whose specialty is the study of the prophetic materials, I am keenly aware that the prophetic corpus presents some of the most rewarding and difficult texts w... Read More »
INTRODUCTION (1:1-19) Superscription (1:1-3) Jeremiah’s Call (1:4-19) DIVINE JUDGMENT ON JUDAH AND JERUSALEM (2:1-25:38) Early Reproofs and Admonitions (2:1-20:18) Judah’s guilt and punishment (2:l – 6:30) The sin of the people (2:1-37) Unfai... Read More »
If any prophet was ever the victim of a “bad rap,” it is Jeremiah. He received this “bad rap” when he was alive, and he continues to be misunderstood by people today. What is the first thing we think of when we hear his name? Weeping pr... Read More »
Introduction The study of the book of Hosea is timely for the people of God in the last half of the twentieth century. The condition in the churches today is similar to that in Israel in the middle of the eighth century B.C. Israel had become conformed to her ... Read More »
Could any thought be more sobering at this time of bicentennial celebration than that two hundred years were all that were allowed to the kingdom of Israel to rise, prosper, decline, and pass into oblivion? Whatever system of Old Testament chronology we follow... Read More »
How does one identify the major motifs of a book or of the preaching of a prophet? Does he count the number of times each word is used and select the words which occur most often? Or does he make a value judgment about the significance of words used and choose... Read More »
The historical background of the world of Jeremiah really began when the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel began to lose their independence. As Assyria increased in power and began her campaigns for the dominance of the Fertile Crescent,The nations beginning wih... Read More »
The prophets were launched upon their prophetic careers by a definite call. Even as Israel moved forward because of a consciousness of a covenant relationship with God, so the true prophets entered the prophetic ministry because of the constraint of God’... Read More »
The book of Jeremiah is neither a biography nor auto biography of Jeremiah, nor is it a carbon copy of all his sermons. it is all of these things and more, with the various materials being joined together in what seems to be a hap hazard fashion. It has ... Read More »
During the last twenty-five years, preachers have often been exorted to make their messages relevant. During the same period, many pleas have been made for a return to biblical preaching. Some writers have related these two needs by insisting that biblical pre... Read More »