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Questions and Answers on Malachi 0

Malachi – Questions and Answers

Malachi – The Last Book of the Old Testament The minor prophet Malachi, sometimes called “the seal of prophecy”, ends the Old Testament. God ordered prophecy should cease until the time of John the Baptist. The prophet is sent by God to reprove the Jewish people of the neglect of God’s Temple. Also he points to the coming Messiah. Are they talking about dragons in Malachi 1:3? Yes, I don’t know for sure what kind of animal they are referring to when they say “dragons”. The Bible does refer to fire breathing beasts from which we get the stories of...

Questions and Answers on Zephaniah and Haggai 0

Zephaniah and Haggai – Questions and Answers

Zephaniah The books of Zephaniah and Haggai are both minor prophets. But like all of the other minor prophets their message is major. Both Zephaniah and Haggai prophecy of coming judgement on God’s rebellious people partly because they were delaying to rebuild God’s temple at Jerusalem. What is a fish gate in Zephaniah 1:10? This was a gate of Jerusalem that was near the fish market. What does “lees” mean in Zephaniah 1:12? Lees is the crusted sediment of dried yeast on wine barrels. Here it is referred to those wicked lazy people who are settled in their undisturbed evil...

Questions and Answers on Zechariah 0

Zechariah Questions and Answers

Book of Zechariah –  Visions and Rebuilding the Temple In the book of Zechariah, the prophet Zechariah encourages the people to rebuild the temple of God and also foretells of the coming Messiah. What are myrtle trees in Zechariah 1:8? Myrtle trees are evergreen shrubs with small leaves and they give off a pleasant aroma. They are native to the Mediterranean area. What does a red horse speckled and white in Zechariah 1:8? A red horse symbolizes war and bloodshed. The red horses, speckled horses and white horses may represent different types of angels who do different types of jobs...

Questions & Answers on Nahum and Habakkuk. 0

Nahum and Habakkuk Questions and Answers

Questions on Nahum  Nahum and Habakkuk were both prophets of God. Both the books of Nahum and Habakkuk have only three chapters. In both of them destruction because of disobedience to God is foretold. What does “acquit the wicked” mean in Nahum 1:3? This means saying that the wicked are innocent. Does God stop doing things to His people that do not listen to Him in Nahum 1? He will stop blessing His people who do not listen to Him. If you really sin bad against Him He will bring chastisement to you. In Nahum 2:1-5, it sounds like a...

Questions and answers on Micah 0

Micah Questions and Answers

Micah 1-6 Questions and Answers The book of Micah with only seven chapters is one of the minor prophets yet his message from God is anything but minor. Among other prophecies he foretold that the coming Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. What does it mean “the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire” in Micah 1:4? The topographical landscape, specifically here the valleys will be cleft – split, divided partially into two – as easily as wax melts before a fire. What are the transgressions of Jacob in Micah 1:5? This was idolatry being practiced in the...

Questions and answers on Jonah 0

Amos, Obadiah and Jonah Questions and Answers

Minor Prophet Books: Amos, Obadiah and Jonah Amos, Obadiah and Jonah are all minor prophets. The book of Amos has five chapters, Obadiah has only one and the classic fish tale of Jonah has four chapters. Since these were all shorter books, I combined the Bible questions and answers of these minor prophet books, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah into a single article. Amos the prophet of God called to the Israelites for them to repent from their sins of idolatry and self-righteousness to receive God’s blessings again. He also told of coming judgement against the northern kingdom of Israel. What...

Q & A on Hosea 0

Hosea and Joel Questions and Answers

Minor Prophets –  Hosea and Joel Hosea and Joel are both minor prophets books of the Bible, but they both have some major lessons for us to learn. The book of Hosea has fourteen chapters and Joel has only three. The book of Hosea tells about the prophet Hosea and his unfaithful wife Gomer which he was to love unconditionally as a sign of God’s unconditional love to the nation of Israel. Hosea was to married to a whore in the book of Hosea 1:2. Why? The nation of Israel was determined to leave their God and served idols despite...

Questions and answers on Daniel 1-7 0

Daniel 1-7 Questions and Answers

Daniel Chapters 1-7 Daniel 1-7 introduces the young Jewish man Daniel who was captured by the Babylons and made an eunuch. As a young man he took a stand for the God of Israel and God blessed him greatly. Was Chaldean the language they spoke in Babylon in Daniel 1:4? The king spoke in the Chaldean language. Why were Daniel and his friends treated so very well? Their captor realized that the young Jewish people were very smart and they wanted to train and use them for their purposes. Actually they all were made eunuchs so in that way they...

Questions and answers on Daniel 8-12 0

Daniel 8-12 Questions and Answers

Daniel Chapters 8-12 Daniel chapters 8-12 ends the book of Daniel but contains some very interesting prophecies and also records the account of Daniel in the lions’ den. What was the vision in Daniel 8? Basically, the rise of to world empires that will come after the Babylonia Empire (Nebuchadnezzer). It speaks of the fight between the ram, Persia, which will overthrow the Babylonians in 539 B.C., and then the “rough he goat,” the Grecian, or Macedonia Empire, under Alexander the Great, who will conquer the Persian Empire in 331 B.C. As the Scriptures go on, it mentions that the...

Questions and Answers on Ezekiel 40-48 0

Ezekiel 40-48 Questions and Answers

Ezekiel 40-48 Questions and Answers Ezekiel 40-48 ends the book of Ezekiel. The prophecies continues in Ezekiel 40-48 seem to point to the millennial reign of Christ. Ezekiel 40:1 did not make any sense. This verse is setting the exact date of when Ezekiel received this particular message from God while he goes on to recorded in the rest of the chapter. What was being measured in the first 36 verses of Ezekiel chapter 40? The new temple. The temple of the Lord that Solomon built was destroyed when Jerusalem was destroyed. This new temple was a vision for hope...