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  1. # 1. This prophet was taken into exile to Babylon in 605 BC.
  2. # 14. Why did your professor conclude that the Temple described in Ezek 40-43 is a temple that will be built in the future?
    different in a number of details from information given in the Law or Solomon's temple or the refurbished Temple.
  3. # 2. This prophet lived into the reign of Cyrus.
  4. # 3. What two languages were used in writing the book of Daniel?
    Hebrews & Aramic
  5. # 4. Note two major themes of Daniel.
    1) Sovereignty of God 2) Detailed prophesy of gentile kingdom down to the time of Christ.
  6. # 5. In this chapter describes Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the image made of different materials.
    Ch 2
  7. # Empires as .....a. the head of gold
  8. # Empires as .....b. the chest &arms of silver
  9. # Empires as .....c. the belly &thighs of bronze
  10. # Empires as .....d. the legs of iron
  11. # a. where would you find the story of Daniel &his friend’s refusal to eat the king’s food
    CH 1
  12. # b. where would you find the story of the fiery furnace
    CH 3
  13. # c. where would you find the story of the lion’s den
    CH 6
  14. # 8. Why was Daniel put into the lion’s den?
    no prayer for 30 days except to King
  15. # 9. Why were the friends put into the blazing furnace?
    Refused to bow down to image of Nabuchanezzar
  16. # 10. Against which Babylonian ruler was the handwriting on the wall directed? What had he done to provoke God’s anger?
    Belshazzar / took out vessel and used to idol
  17. # 11. Who was Antiochus Epiphanes? What did he do that is referred to by Daniel as the “abomination of desolation?”
    In 175 BC, ruler of Jews. altar to Zeus was set up and pigs were offered as sacrifices.
  18. # 12. What revelation did God give Daniel as he was reflecting on the seventy years predicted by Jeremiah? Why was Daniel thinking about this prophecy?
    Daniel seems to have been thinking about when the exiles would be allowed to return to Judah, but God gave him an answer that had to do with the more distant future. Daniel was thinking about when the seventy years of exile predicted by Jeremiah would come to an end, but God gave him an answer involving seventy sevens that had to do with things that went far beyond what Daniel had in mind.
  19. # 13. Where would you find the first clear statement about the resurrection of both the wicked &the righteous in the Old Testament?
    Dan 12:2
  20. # 14. What connection did your professor suggest between Daniel’s prophecy &Ezekiel’s prophecy about Gog &Magog?
    future time when anti-Christ attempts to destroy God's people & put himself in the place of God. Battles same as Ezekiel 38-39.
  21. # 1. This prophet is famous for marrying an unfaithful wife to illustrate God’s gracious treatment of his wayward people.
  22. # 15. What significant event took place in 538 BC?
    Decree of Cyrus II/ First Return
  23. # 2. This prophet emphasized God’s “delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice &in knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”
  24. # 3. This prophet describes Israel by saying, “There is no faithfulness or kindness of knowledge of God in the l&.”
  25. # 4. Where did Hosea prophesy? In whose reign did he minister?
    northern kingdom of Israel; Jeroboam II (golden age of the north)
  26. # 5. Lo-ruhamah:::Who were the following? What is the meaning &significance of the names? How do the changes in the names contribute to the message of the book?
    No Mercy, Hosea's daughter. God will act on behalf of his people to restore them "I will have mercy on "No Mercy", and I will say to "Not my people", 'You are my people'; and he shall say, 'You are my God.'"
  27. # 1. Where did Joel minister?
    southern kingdom of Judah
  28. # b. Lo-ammi:::Who were the following? What is the meaning &significance of the names? How do the changes in the names contribute to the message of the book?
    Not my people, Hosea's son. God will act on behalf of his people to restore them "I will have mercy on "No Mercy", and I will say to "Not my people", 'You are my people'; and he shall say, 'You are my God.'"
  29. # 2. What theme characterizes the message of Joel?
    locust plague (a model for a coming judgment), and the day of the Lord
  30. # 3. This prophet is quoted by Peter on the day of Pentecost as the Holy Spirit comes on the church in power.
  31. # 4. What is meant by the Day of the Lord?
    decisive divine intervention into human history
  32. # 1. This man was not a professional prophet. He is famous for saying, “I am neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son.”
  33. # 5. This prophet describes the invading army in terms of a locust plague.
  34. # 2. This shepherd &farmer of sycamore figs from Judah preached at Bethel, the religious center near the southern border of the northern kingdom.
  35. # 3. This prophet began his sermon to Israel by announcing judgment on her neighbors, including Judah.
  36. # 4. This prophet is famous for beginning each section of his sermon with the words “for three transgressions . . . &for four I will not turn aside judgment.”
  37. # 5. This prophet was run out of town by Jeroboam II &his high priest Amaziah.
  38. # 6. Where would you find the verse "Let justice roll down like waters, &righteousness like an ever-flowing stream?"
    Amos 5:24
  39. # 1. This is the shortest book in the Old Testament.
  40. # 7. This prophet is well known for his denunciation of a society characterized by greed, injustice &exploitation of the poor.
  41. # 2. Against whom is the book of Obadiah directed?
    the nation of Edom
  42. # 3. What was the reason for God’s displeasure with Edom as reflected in the book of Obadiah?
    Edom dealt treacherously with His chosen people
  43. # 4. Where does the animosity between Edom &Israel have its origins?
    Esau and Jacob
  44. # 1. The theme of this book is God's sovereign right to show compassion on whomever he chooses.
  45. # 5. In what book would you find the doctrine of retribution stated in these terms, "As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head?"
  46. # 2. While prophets like Jeremiah were frustrated because the people to whom they ministered did not respond to the message he proclaimed, this prophet was angry when the people repented. Why?
    Jonah regarded Nineveh deserved to perish, but God shows compassion on them.
  47. # 3. What do Jonah &Nahum have in common? What was different about their messages?
    Hated Nineveh. Jonah
  48. # 4. Why do you think Jonah was angry when God was gracious to Nineveh? Do you think there were significant messages for Israel in this book?
    God chose to show compassion on the Assyrian capital. God was not angry enough about the right things
  49. # 5. Who was king in Israel when Jonah did his prophetic work?
    Jeroboam II
  50. # 1. Like Amos this prophet focuses special attention on the importance of moral ðical uprightness.
  51. # 6. God’s grace is apparent in the “second chance” God gave to this prophet. How does the same incident illustrate God’s sovereignty?
    Jonah. God's sovereign right to show compassion on whomever he chooses
  52. # 2. Where would you find the verse, "He has told you, O man, what is good; & what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, & to walk humbly with your God?"
  53. # 3. Where would you find the prediction that Messiah will be born in Bethlehem?
  54. # 1. What is the theme of the book of Nahum?
    God's oracle of judgment against the nation of Assyria and its capital, Nineveh
  55. # 4. Where did Micah prophesy?
    Southern included Samaria
  56. # 2. This book is the one that Jonah probably would have liked to write. Why do you think this would have been the case?
    Nineveh gets punishment
  57. # 3. Against what nation is the judgment predicted by Nahum directed?
  58. # 1. What is meant by the term theodicy?
    a defense of the righteousness of God in view of the prevalence of unrighteousness in the world
  59. # 4. What was the capital of the Assyrian Empire?
  60. # 2. Which minor prophet struggles with how a just God to use a nation even more wicked than Judah to punish God’s own people?
  61. # 3. Where in the Old Testament would you find the words, “The righteous person will live by his faith?” What is the meaning of the verse in its Old Testament context?
  62. # 1. What is the theme of the book of Zephaniah?
    Day of the Lord. punish sin &secure justice. both local & historical
  63. # 4. How does the book of Habakkuk illustrate what it means to live by faith?
    a willingness to depend completely upon him. "The righteous will live by his faith"
  64. # 2. Why is it likely that Zephaniah was written before 612 B.C.?
    predicts the destruction of Nineveh
  65. # 1. What was the major emphasis of Haggai’s ministry?
    rebuilding the temple
  66. # 3. This prophet was probably a member of the royal family of Judah. He prophesied during the reign of Josiah &was a contemporary of Jeremiah
  67. # 2. Why was Haggai’s ministry needed?
    delay in temple building
  68. # 3. What significant event occurred in 515 B.C.?
    temple dedication
  69. # 4. This prophet accuses the people of having the wrong priorities.
  70. # 5. This prophet affirms that the obedience of faith is one of life’s highest priorities.
  71. # 6. Why did Haggai argue that the people never had enough to begin work on the temple?
    Priority problem.
  72. # 1. This prophet’s contemporary was concerned about rebuilding the temple while this prophet was concerned about repentance, spiritual renewal &proper worship after the temple was rebuilt.
  73. # 7. The message of this prophet &that of Prov 3:5-12 are very similar.
    Haggai: similar to Prov 3:5-12/obey&begin work then will bless with sufficient means & their own need
  74. # 2. This prophet preached to a discouraged postexilic community in Judah &assured them that God’s promised had not failed, that they were heirs to those promised, &that they must be obedient to God’s instruction for those covenant blessings to be fully realized.
  75. # 3. This book is famous for the “night visions” it contains.
  76. # 4. This prophet foretold Messiah’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, the "striking of the Shepherd" on the cross, the mourning of Israel when they look on the One "whom they have pierced," &the Lord's dramatic return to the Mount of Olives, an event that changes even the topography of Israel.
  77. # 5. Who was the political leader of the group that returned to Israel from Babylon? Who was the high priest?
    Zerubbabel/ Joshua
  78. # 1. This prophet accused his generation of failing to obey God’s Law about divorce, of failing to give God the offerings he specified, &of giving God poor quality offerings they would never present to the governor.
  79. # 6. Note three things that Zechariah predicted about the Messiah.
    1) his relationship w/ ppl of Israel 2)striking of the shepherd 3)mourning of Israel on the one who they have pierced 4) Lord's dramatic return to the Mt. of Olives
  80. # 2. Where would you find the prediction that Elijah will come call the people to repentance before the coming of the Day of the Lord &the arrival of Messiah?
  81. # 3. This book takes the form of charges leveled by God against the people, followed by their denial of the charges &then God’s presentation of evidence to support the charges.
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