The book of Joel is a record of the messages of the prophet Joel. As with most prophets, Joel’s message focuses on current events, but it also has a secondary application towards the future, some of which has occurred and some of which is yet to happen. Little is known about Joel. When he lived […]
The book of Joel is classified as one of the Bible’s prophetic books, as it contains a foretelling of the future. After multiple reads, however, this short, 3-chapter book begins to emerge more as poetry than prophecy, revealing multiple levels of meaning awaiting the patient reader to unveil and discover. The name of the book […]
Discover more about the 12 Minor Prophets: Jonah, Micah, Obadiah, and Malachi. Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah, and Amos. Plus Hosea, Habakkuk, Haggai, and Joel.
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The Bible is a book of books, 66 books* altogether, written over a period of hundreds of years by many different authors. These 66 books are divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains 39 books** and addresses the formation, existence, and demise of the nation of Israel, […]
A prophet can mean the same thing as a preacher. It can also refer to someone who has insight into the future or predicts future events, which is called a prophecy. Many books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contained their messages for repentance or predictions for future events. Many […]
Several books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contain messages for repentance or of predictions for future events. Many of these prophetic predictions anticipated Jesus, though some had a more current focus, while a few looked at the end times. The prophetic books of the Old Testament are: Isaiah Jeremiah […]
The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament , and Apocrypha of the Bible, listed in alphabetical order. (See the list of books in biblical order.) Acts Amos Baruch* Bel and the Dragon* Chronicles (1 & 2) Colossians Corinthians, First Corinthians, Second Daniel Daniel, expanded* Deuteronomy Ecclesiastes Ephesians Esdras, One* Esther Esther, expanded* Exodus Ezekiel […]
The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha of the Bible. (See the alphabetical listing of the books of the Bible.) Books in the Old Testament Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1& 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song […]
A curious phrase pops up in the book of Joel: holy fast. A fast is going without something, such as food, to draw closer to God. By implication it should be a holy act, so why does the prophet Joel make a point of specifying a holy fast? I wonder if it might be because […]
The first sermon in the book of Acts: Acts 2:1-41 (specifically Acts 2:14-36). Setting: Jerusalem on Pentecost Speaker: Peter Audience: Jews from many nations Preceding Events: The Holy Spirit arrives and empowers the disciples to speak in other languages. Unable to comprehend what is happening, some in the crowd conclude that the disciples are drunk. […]