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Questions and Answers on Jeremiah 1-8 0

Jeremiah 1-8 Questions and Answers

Book of Jeremiah – Chapters 1-8 Jeremiah 1-8 starts the book of Jeremiah. The book of Jeremiah is the second book of the major prophets.  Jeremiah was the prophet to Judah. Because of his burden seeing how the Israelites rejected God, Jeremiah is called the Weeping Prophet. What evil will come out of the north in Jeremiah 1:14? This is a reference of Nebuchadnezzar and his army of the Babylonian empire. God will always be stronger than bad people. Yes, because He created all of the people, even the bad people. What does “espousal” mean in Jeremiah 2:2? Espousal –...

Questions and Answers on Isaiah 61-66 0

Isaiah 61-66 Questions and Answers

Isaiah 61-66 Questions and Answers Isaiah 61-66 ends the large book of the prophecy of Isaiah. Some Bible scholars have seen the the 66 chapters of Isaiah correspond to each of the 66 books of the Bible. This is amazing since the book of Isaiah was written long before the New Testament. What prophecy is in Isaiah 61:1? This is referring to the coming Messiah. What is “alien” in Isaiah 61:5? The way the word “alien” is used here is a reference to the Gentiles. What are they talking about in Isaiah 61:6-7? “Priests of the Lord” seems to be...

Questions and Answers on 51-60 0

Isaiah 51-60 Questions and Answers

Isaiah 51-60 Questions and Answers Isaiah 51-60 includes the wonderful prophetic chapter Isaiah 53 telling of the suffering of the coming Messiah. Who is talking in Isaiah 51:1? The prophet Isaiah is giving God’s message. In Isaiah 51:5 is God talking? Yes, He is speaking through the prophet Isaiah. Is God saying in Isaiah 51 that here are no good people? Basically, yes. Are they saying if you are not circumcised you are unclean in Isaiah 52:1? Yes, the Jewish people had the sign of circumcision and circumcision made them ceremonially “clean”. Circumcision was a sign between God and His...

Questions & Answers on Isaiah 43-45 0

Isaiah 43-45 Questions and Answers

Isaiah 43-45 Questions and Answers Isaiah 43-45 are positive in tone as they talk about God’s promises and His mercy and grace to His people. Who or what is Ethiopia and Seba in Isaiah 43: 3? These are both countries. Ethiopia is still a modern day country and is located in the continent of Africa. Seba was an ancient country most likely located in north eastern Africa also. God was giving Jacob everything so he could get ahead. Yes, and because of God’s promise to Abraham. Jacob here is not necessarily a single person but rather represented the whole nation...

Q & A on Psalms 70-95 0

Psalms 70-95 Questions and Answers

Psalms 70-95 Questions and Answers Psalms 70-95 continue the questions and answers on the book of Psalms – prayers and praises to God. Why did David say that he was poor and needy? David realized that all they he had was from God. Maybe when he wrote this Psalm he was in the wilderness running for his life from Saul and had next to nothing. Even as king he realized that he had nothing, all that he had was from God and therefore he in himself was both poor and needy. What does it mean “He took me out of...

Questions and Answers on Psalm 41-55 0

Psalms 41-55 Questions and Answers

Psalms 41-55 Questions and Answers Psalms 41-55 continues with the study on the songbook of the Jewish people. The book of Psalms provides some interesting tidbits of information that are worthy of examination. Who is Korah? He was the author of 11 of the Psalms. Most of the psalms attributed to Korah express gratitude, humility and devotion to a wonderful powerful God. Who are Hermonites? Mount Hermon had three summits. The Hermonites were the people who lived there. Could this be a reference to the fallen angels? Some Bible scholars say that Mt. Hermon was there the fallen angels come...

Questions and Answers on Psalms 1-12 0

Psalms 1-12 Questions and Answers

Psalms 1-12 – Questions and Answers Psalms 1-12 begins the second longest book of the Bible which has 150 chapters. The book of Psalms was written over a span of roughly 700 years by about 7 different authors but David wrote 73 of the Psalms. Psalms was the “songbook” of the Jews. What does “chaff” mean? The husk from a stalk of corn or wheat. This is the waste part of the grain, not good for anything. Are they saying the ungodly should not judge people in Psalms 1:5? It isn’t necessarily saying that the ungodly people should not be...

Questions and Answers on the book of Nehemiah 0

Nehemiah Questions and Answers

Book of Nehemiah Questions and Answers The book of Nehemiah records the account of the Jews as they rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. Who was Nehemiah? He was the governor of Persian Judah under Artaxerxes. He was the cup bearer to Artaxerxes, king of Persia. He obtained permission from king Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem to build up the temple wall. He may have been an eunuch. Was Nisan a Jew? Nisan was the name of the first month of the Jewish calendar. I did not realize that Jerusalem was in bad shape. After the Jews were taken captive, the...

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Ezra Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on the Book of Ezra There are ten chapters in the book of Ezra. Ezra was a scribe who helped the project of rebuilding the Temple of God at Jerusalem after the Jews returned to their homeland following their captivity on 70 years in Babylon. Was Cyrus a good king? He was a heathen king whom God used to help the Jews. God in Isaiah 44:28 calls Cyrus, “my shepherd” and said that he would rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Who is Nebuchadnezzar? He was the king of Babylon. Does threescore mean 60? Yes, a “score” is...

Questions and Answers on 1 Kings 8-14 0

1 Kings 8-14 Questions and Answers

1 Kings 8-14 Questions and Answers In 1 Kings 8:2 it mentions the seventh month. Was this July? The Jewish calendar used by the Jews in Old Testament times had twelve months. The first day of the New Year was near the first day of our spring – sometimes in March. So the seventh month that is referred to in this verse is not July. In 1 Kings 8:14 why did the congregation stand? The congregation of Israel stood up to respect the reading of God’s Word. The congregation of Israel included all of the people of Israel who was...