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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 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...

Q & A on Ezekiel 27-39 0

Ezekiel 27- 39 Questions and Answers

Ezekiel 27-39 Questions and Answers Ezekiel 27-39 continues with Bible prophecy. Many times Bible prophecy is partially fulfilled near the time it was prophesied but still will have a complete fulfillment in the future. Ezekiel 27-39 can be difficult to understand but I encourage you to read it anyway. What does “lamentation” mean in Ezekiel 27:2? Lamentation – “the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping”. What is “cassia, and calamus” in Ezekiel 27:19? These were aromatic, very expensive essential oils. What Tyrus a good or bad place in Ezekiel 27? Tyrus does not seem to be a bad place...

Questions and Answers on Ezekiel 17-26. 0

Ezekiel 17-26 Questions and Answers

 Ezekiel 17-26 Questions and Answers In Ezekiel 17-26 the prophet burdened and having his heart grieved by the sins of God’s people continue to tell about the judgement of God on His disobedient people. What was the riddle? The “riddle” in this case was an allegory, a parable. The riddle is the story of the two great eagles and their actions. The LORD was telling the people that He could do anything He wanted to do to His people. Yes, he can. They are His people and He has control over them. The son does not carry the father’s sins...

Questions & Answers on Ezekiel10-16 0

Ezekiel 10-16 Questions and Answers

Ezekiel 10-16 Questions and Answers Ezekiel 10-16 continues with the visions of God given to Ezekiel and prophecies concerning Jerusalem. What firmament are they talking about in Ezekiel 10:1? This is just the expanse of sky where these living creatures appeared. Cherubims are good. Not necessarily, Lucifer was a cherub. The good angels are good, not the fallen ones. These in Ezekiel are good angels. What is a beryl stone in Ezekiel 10:9? The beryl is a mineral and most Bible scholars believe that it was a sea green color. Cherubims have 4 faces. Yes, and they have four wings...

Questions and answers on Ezekiel 1-9. 0

Ezekiel 1-9 Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Ezekiel Chapters 1-9 Ezekiel 1-9 starts the study on the book of the major prophet Ezekiel. This book contains visions given by God to the prophet Ezekiel about the future Temple among other prophecies. Ezekiel 1-9 contains visions of cherubim and a recipe for bread. Did they see GOD in Ezekiel 1:1? I don’t think that they were able to actually see God, but they saw visions of Him. What creature came out in Ezekiel 1:8? This was a cherub – an angel. This type of angel has four faces and four wings, see Ezekiel 10:...

Questions and answers on the book of Lamentations. 0

Lamentations – Questions and Answers

Lamentations Questions and Answers The book of Lamentations is actually a poem written by Jeremiah. There are five chapters and the first 4 chapters are an acrostic. The verses in the chapters all begin with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The whole Hebrew alphabet is repeated three times in the third chapter. It has been observed that the structure of this poetic book was chosen so as to give the author tight format because he was so overwhelmed with grief that he had to discipline himself  so as to to be carried away with his intense grief that...

Jeremiah 16-27 0

Jeremiah 16-27 Questions and Answers

Jeremiah 16-27 Questions and Answers Jeremiah 16 -27 begins with God telling Jeremiah that he will not have either a wife or a family as a sign to the children of Israel because of the soon judgement that God will bring on His people. Why was God saying not to take a wife and not have sons and daughters in Jeremiah 16:1-3? The affliction that God will bring to Jerusalem is so terrible that He does not what Jeremiah to have a family there because that would just add to his grief at such a terrible time. What land was...

Questions and Answers on Isaiah 36-42 0

Isaiah Chapters 36-42 Questions and Answers

Isaiah Chapters 36-42 Isaiah 36-42 continues the Bible study on the book of Isaiah. Isaiah 36-39 records events in the life of King Hezekiah. Chapter 40 is a natural break in the book of Isaiah and starts a different type of prophetic message. Was Rabshakeh trying overthrow Jerusalem? Yes, he wanted to conquer it. The king of Assyria was a bad king? Yes, he wanted to conquer Jerusalem. Where is Telassar in Isaiah 37:12? The exact location is not known since there were more than one place which had that name but it was probably in the area of Mesopotamia....