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Westminster Bible companion : Obadiah through Malachi

Author: William P Brown
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1996.
Series: Westminster Bible companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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"Taken together, the nine prophets found in the books Obadiah through Malachi lived during a tumultuous two hundred years of Israelite history. Their communities dealt with the crisis of the impending Assyrian threat in the eighth century and the Babylonian exile in the sixth, as well as the hopeful age of restoration in the late sixth and early fifth centuries. Intimately connected to the travails and needs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William P Brown
ISBN: 0664255205 9780664255206
OCLC Number: 1038250195
Description: xii, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Obadiah --
Introduction --
The title (Obadiah 1a) --
The crash of Edom's hubris (Obadiah 1b-10) --
Crimes against a brother (Obadiah 11-14) --
Israel's final triumph (Obadiah 15-21) --
Jonah --
Introduction --
Jonah's call (Jonah 1:1-2) --
Jonah's response: flight (Jonah 1:3) --
Jonah's maritime adventures (Jonah 1:4-16) --
Held hostage in the belly of a fish (Jonah 1:17-2:10) --
Jonah in Nineveh (Jonah 3:1-10) --
Resistance in repentance (Jonah 4:1-11) --
Micah --
Introduction --
The title (Micah 1:1) --
Judgment against Samaria (Micah 1:2-7) --
The prophet's wail over Judah's wound (Micah 1:8-16) --
Disinheriting the inheritors (Micah 2:1-5) --
Resistance to Micah's prophecy (Micah 2:6-11) --
Healing the wound that divides (Micah 2:12-13) --
Justice corrupted (Micah 3:1-4) --
Prophecy perverted (Micah 3:5-8) --
The city turned a field of blood (Micah 3:9-12) --
The peace that surpasses all strife (Micah 4:1-5) --
Zion's restoration: from judgment to triumph (Micah 4:6-13) --
The future ruler from Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-6) --
The purge of victory (Micah 5:7-15) --
God's case against Israel (Micah 6:1-5) --
What to bring before the Lord? (Micah 6:6-8) --
Failures in covenant living (Micah 6:9-16) --
The contagion of corruption (Micah 7:1-7) --
Micah's psalm of hope (Micah 7:8-20) --
Nahum --
Introduction --
The title (Nahum 1:1) --
Refuge in judgment (Nahum 1:2-8) --
Deliverance in judgment (Nahum 1:9-15) --
The fall of Nineveh (Nahum 2:1-13) --
Oracle against Nineveh (Nahum 3:1-17) --
Nahum's address to the king (Nahum 3:18-19). Habakkuk --
Introduction --
The title (Habakkuk 1:1) --
Habakkuk's first protest (Habakkuk 1:2-4) --
Gods's response (Habakkuk 1:5-11) --
Habakkuk's second protest (Habakkuk 1:12-17) --
Faithful waiting (Habakkuk 2:1-4) --
Judgment makes way for deliverance (Habakkuk 2:5-20) --
Habakkuk's vision: the rescue of God's people (Habakkuk 3:1-15) --
Habakkuk's response: proleptic joy (Habakkuk 3:16-19) --
Zephaniah --
Introduction --
Zephaniah's pedigree and purpose (Zephaniah 1:1) --
Cosmice judgment (Zephaniah 1:2-6) --
The day of distress (Zephaniah 1:7-18) --
Repentance and hope (Zephaniah 2:1-3) --
Judgment against Israel's enemies (Zephaniah 2:4-15) --
The purifying work of judgment (Zephaniah 3:1-13) --
Song of joy (Zephaniah 3:14-20) --
Haggai --
Introduction --
What time is it? A call to action (Haggai 1:1-11) --
The time is now: the response of the people (Haggai 1:12-15a) --
The future splendor of the temple (Haggai 1:15b-2:9) --
Desecration among the ruins (Haggai 2:10-14) --
That was then; this is now (Haggai 2:15-19) --
The world on its head: the consummation of history (Haggai 2:20-23) --
Zephaniah --
Introduction --
Zephaniah's pedigree and purpose (Zephaniah 1:1) --
Cosmice judgment (Zephaniah 1:2-6) --
The day of distress (Zephaniah 1:7-18) --
Repentance and hope (Zephaniah 2:1-3) --
Judgment against Israel's enemies (Zephaniah 2:4-15) --
The purifying work of judgment (Zephaniah 3:1-13) --
Song of joy (Zephaniah 3:14-20) --
Haggai --
Introduction --
What time is it? A call to action (Haggai 1:1-11) --
The time is now: the response of the people (Haggai 1:12-15a) --
The future splendor of the temple (Haggai 1:15b-2:9) --
Desecration among the ruins (Haggai 2:10-14) --
That was then; this is now (Haggai 2:15-19) --
The world on its head: the consummation of history (Haggai 2:20-23). Zechariah --
Introduction --
The history of prophecy: from anger to repentance (Zechariah 1:1-6) --
Zechariah's first vision: compassion and complacency (Zechariah 1:7-17) --
Zechariah's second vision: the four horns (Zechariah 1:18-21) --
Zechariah's third vision: the protective wall of fire (Zechariah 2:1-5) --
The people's response: flight, song and silence (Zechariah 2:6-13) --
Zechariah's fourth vision: the High Priest Joshua (Zechariah 3:1-10) --
Zechariah's fifth vision: the lampstand and olive trees (Zechariah 4:1-14) --
Zechariah's sixth vision: the flying scroll (Zechariah 5:1-4) --
Zechariah's seventh vision: a basket for Babylon (Zechariah 5:5-11) --
Zechariah's eighth vision: the four chariots (Zechariah 6:1-8) --
The crowning of Joshua (Zechariah 6:9-15) --
To fast or to feast (Zechariah 7:1-7) --
The message of the former prophets: justice (Zechariah 7:8-14) --
The profile of restoration (Zechariah 8:1-8) --
Exhortation for restoration (Zechariah 8:9-17) --
The seasons of universal joy (Zechariah 8:18-23) --
God's approach to Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:1-8) --
God's reign of peace (Zechariah 9:9-13) --
The day of the Lord (Zechariah 9:14-17) --
The Lord as provider and shepherd (Zechariah 10:1-2) --
The Lord as shepherd and redeemer (Zechariah 10:3-12) --
The razing of Lebanon (Zechariah 11:1-3) --
Shepherd against shepherd (Zechariah 11:4-17) --
The empowerment of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-9) --
A day of mourning (Zechariah 12:10-14) --
The purging of Jerusalem and the end of prophecy (Zechariah 13:1-6) --
The sword and the shepherd (Zechariah 13:7-9) --
The glorious restoration (Zechariah 14:1-21) --
The final battle (14:1-5) --
The restoration of the land (14:6-11) --
The plague (14:12-15) --
The international remnant (14:16-19 --
Sanctifying the ordinary (14:20-21) --
Malachi --
Introduction --
The title (Malachi 1:1) --
God's preferential love for Israel (Malachi 1:2-5) --
Priestly misconduct (Malachi 1:6-14) --
The failure of the priesthood (Malachi 2:1-9) --
Unity in marriage and God (Malachi 2:10-16) --
"Where is the God of justice?" (Malachi 2:17-3:5) --
The blessings of obedience (Malachi 3:6-12) --
The book of remembrance (Malachi 3:13-4:3) --
The past as key to the future (Malachi 4:4-6).
Series Title: Westminster Bible companion.
Other Titles: Obadiah through Malachi /
Bible.
Responsibility: William P. Brown.

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Taken together, the nine prophets found in the books Obadiah through Malachi lived during a tumultuous two hundred years of Israelite history. Their communities dealt with the crisis of the impending  Read more...

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