The book of Zechariah is a record of the messages of the prophet Zechariah. As with most prophets, Zechariah’s message focuses on current events for the people of Israel, but also has a secondary meaning, anticipating the life of Jesus. Zechariah was a contemporary of Haggai. The messages of both prophets concern the importance of […]
The book of Zechariah contains prophecy given by God to the prophet Zechariah about future events. A few centuries later the apostle John also had a revelation from God in the form of a dream, which he recorded in the book of Revelation. What is interesting is reoccurring images that are found in both: Four […]
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 Southern Kingdom, also known as the Southern Tribes or Judah, were one of two nations that resulted when Israel split due to the unwise leadership of King Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 10). The other nation was the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Like the Northern Kingdom, the Southern Kingdom, was later conquered and deported. They, however, […]
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 […]
In constructing a stone building, a cornerstone is a main support element where two walls intersect. It was critical to select a quality stone because if the cornerstone would crack, break, or crumble, a major section of the structure would be at risk and likely fall. As such, usage of the word cornerstone has come […]
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 book of Haggai is a record of the messages of the prophet Haggai. As with most prophets, Haggai’s message focused on current events for the people of Israel. Haggai was a contemporary of Zechariah, and his prophetic mission was to encourage the reconstruction of the temple by the returning exiles. Haggai focused on the […]