Interpreting the Minor Prophets by Robert B. Chisholm

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Published by Zondervan Pub. House in Grand Rapids, Mich .

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  • Bible. O.T. Minor Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc

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Statementby Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS1560 .C47 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination317 p. ;
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2214659M
ISBN 100310308011
LC Control Number89037728

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Interpreting the Minor Prophets is an ideal text or resource for anyone seeking thorough information on any or all of the minor prophets. About the Author Robert B. Chisholm, Jr. (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological by: 4.

The books of the major prophets are long, while the books of the minor prophets are relatively short. Prophetic Books of the Bible.

Prophets have existed throughout every era of God's relationship with mankind, but the Old Testament books of the prophets address the "classical" period of prophecy — from the later years of the divided. Because of language, cultural, time, and geographical barriers interpreting the minor prophets has at times frustrated and even defied Old Testament scholars.

In response to this frustration, Robert Chisholm has written this volume. Interpreting the Minor Prophets surveys the structure, message, and theological themes of each of the twelve minor prophets. Minor Prophets I Understanding the Bible Commentary Series Book Summary: The New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC) offers the best of contemporary scholarship in a format that both general readers and serious students can use with profit.

Based on the widely used NIV translation, the NIBC presents careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all. The Bible uses the termsmajor and minor simply as a way to divide the prophetic books of the Old Testament.

The Major Prophets are described as “major” because of the longer lengths of their books, not their significance. In order of occurrence, the Major Prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The Minor Prophets. The Minor Prophets are not called minor because they are unimportant but because of the size of their books.

Prophets like Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel have large books and so these prophets are called the Major Prophets only because their books.

on how to deal with false prophets in Deut. Why Study The Minor Prophets. The message of the prophets is absolutely up-to-date. Though they don™t speak to us today, their message is contained in Scripture that has been fiwritten for our learningfl (Rom.

An understanding of the. Mark A. Copeland Studies In The Minor Prophets 4 1. Early in Israel’s history they were called “seers” - 1 Sam 2. Another appellation was “man of God” - 1 Sam ; 1 Kin 3. Also known as a “servant of God” - 1 Kin ; 1 Chr 4.

vii Hans Walter Wolff, “Prophecy from the Eighth Through the Fifth Century” in Interpreting the Prophets, ed. James Luther Mays and Paul J. Achtemeier (Philidelphia: Fortress, ), viii Robertson, The Christ of the Prophets,; cf. – ix Donald E. Gowan, Theology of the Prophetic Books (Louisville: Westminster, ), 9.

This list details all the major and minor Old Testament prophets, though not necessarily in perfect chronological order. Some prophets overlap, lived in different areas, or the chronology cannot be estimated with any accuracy.

The list is roughly chronological. The Minor Prophets is a collection of twelve Old Testament books, known simply as “the Twelve” Interpreting the Minor Prophets book “the Book of the Twelve” in the Hebrew Bible. The title “minor” refers to. Interpreting the Minor Prophets surveys the structure, message, and theological themes of each of the twelve minor prophets.

But the author do Because of language, cultural, time, and geographical barriers interpreting the minor prophets has at times frustrated and even defied Old Testament scholars.4/5. The minor prophets are too often overlooked.

This is a very good commentary to the first 6 (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah and Mica), the rest being covered in Minor Prophets II (New International Biblical Com (Old)(Qualtiy Paper)). Each book has an introductory section, a section-by-section exposition and comments at the end of each chapter/5(10).

Interpreting the Minor Prophets surveys the structure, message, and theological themes of each of the twelve minor prophets.

But the author does not stop with a mere survey. As Ryken and others have demonstrated, literary approaches are sweeping into the arena of biblical studies and, according to Chisholm, this way of studying the Bible is 4/5(18).

These final twelve books of the Old Testament have strange names and often use poetic language to introduce people and stories that are literally thousands of years old. But when we read the Minor Prophets to know Jesus better, and enjoy him more deeply, we see his glory afresh in at least six ways.

Discover the character of Christ. Praise God for sending the Minor Prophets to whet our appetite for the coming messiah.

This brief article is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, “Grumpy Old Men: Understanding the Prophets,” which will be released in October. The Minor Prophets are also sometimes called The Twelve.

The Minor Prophets are described as “minor” because their books are shorter (although Hosea and Zechariah are almost as long as Daniel) and the content is more narrowly focused. That does not mean the Minor Prophets are any less inspired than the Major Prophets.

Teaching from the Minor Prophets is a great way to encourage biblical literacy. As you unpack any of these books, take a look at where they sit historically and point that out to your audience. It takes a lot less time than you may think, but it can have a huge impact on their understanding.

Interpreting the Minor Prophets. [Robert B Chisholm] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Chisholm.

Find more information about: ISBN: Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Aramaic Bible Get Books Although the term minor prophets" is a familiar one in English Bible translations, it is not a felicitous one, since it applies as much to Hosea as to Haggai and to Amos as to Obadiah.

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Bible. -- Minor Prophets; More like this: Similar Items. Grumpy Old Men: Understanding the Minor Prophets. This is why the prophets cried out for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos ). The prophets made it clear what God wanted from His people, “to do justice and to love kindness” (Micah ), but the people refused.

Dating of the Minor Prophets: The dating of the prophet’s ministries are closely linked to the dating of their respective books.4 Although it is theoretically possible that a significant period of time elapsed 1 Robert B.

Chisholm Jr., Interpreting the Minor Prophets (Grand. discuss the book of Revelation, many of the major Old Testament prophetic books and theoretical study, a theological and practical approach to understanding and preaching the Minor Prophets will emerge.

Abstract length: words. vii Minor Prophets as well as to explore the impact of “relevancy-oriented” preaching upon. BibleProject | Minor Prophets. 25 Days. This plan takes you through the books of the Minor Prophets over the course of 25 Days. Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with God's Word.

Publisher. We would like to thank The Bible Project for providing this plan. The Minor Prophets or Twelve Prophets (Aramaic: תרי עשר ‎, Trei Asar, "Twelve"), occasionally Book of the Twelve, is the last book of the Nevi'im, the second main division of the Jewish collection is broken up to form twelve individual books in the Christian Old Testament, one for each of the terms "minor prophets" and "twelve prophets" can also refer to the.

The "major prophets" include the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel b. The "minor prophets" are those twelve books from Hosea to Malachi [As we consider the works of the "literary" prophets, we should note that the order of the books in our Bibles is not chronological.

The books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are longer and are most likely better known and read more frequently than Obadiah, Nahum and the other 10 books comprising the Minor Prophets. In fact, the 12 Minor Prophets might be referred to as comprising the “white pages” of our Bibles, meaning that they are probably not as well worn from use.

The excuses for skipping these books are plentiful. For starters, the Minor Prophets’ writings are short, merely a brief few chapters or just a chapter, hence the designation “minor.” The Old Testament is comprised of thirty–nine books, but the combined 12 books of the Minor Prophets comprise less than 7% of the entire Old Testament.

Interpreting the Minor Prophets surveys the structure, message, and theological themes of each of the twelve minor prophets. But the author does not stop with a mere survey.

As Ryken and others have demonstrated, literary approaches are sweeping into the arena of biblical studies and, according to Chisholm, this way of studying the Bible is 2/5(1). In the Hebrew Bible Canon, the twelve books of the minor prophets (along with Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel) are grouped into a section called the Nevi’im Aharonim, or the “Latter Prophets”.

The books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings make up the Nevi’im Rishonim section, or “Former Prophets”, and Daniel and Lamentations are. Ideal for use as a textbook as well as for personal study, The Message of the Twelve: Hearing the Voice of the Minor Prophets surveys the historical background of each prophetic book, the prophet’s message and themes, as well as the book’s place in the biblical canon.

The authors also provide in-depth exposition of each book—from Hosea. A Survey of the Major and Minor Prophets. Introduction. This combination on-line and downloadable lesson series focuses on the Old Testament books often described as the Major and Minor Prophets, an area of which many Christians have limited knowledge.

In chronological order, the series. Interpreting the Minor Prophets. Book Details. Categories: Prophets. Book Information.

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Reviews. The Minor Prophets are also called the Book of Twelve. Twelve writers wrote the books in the Minor Prophets, the same number as there were tribes of Israel and apostles of Jesus. Four writers. The material from these eight books (originally scrolls) of the Nevi'im are divided into 21 books in the Christian Old Testament: Joshua, Judges, 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st and 2nd Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and each of the twelve minor prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and.

The prophetic books are some of the most captivating and fascinating texts of the Old Testament, but they are also some of the most misunderstood. Interpreting the Prophets equips readers with the knowledge and skills they need to interpret the Prophets in a faithful and accurate ing with the nature of the prophetic role and prophetic books in Israel, Old Testament scholar Aaron 4/5(1).

Shop for Books, eBooks & Audio, Academic, Biblical Studies, Old Testament Studies, Minor Prophets and much more. Hearing the Voice of the Minor Prophets. Richard Al Fuhr, Gary E. Yates. Richard Al Fuhr, Gary E. Yates. Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets.

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