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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 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 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 and Answers on Isaiah 46-50 0

Isaiah 46-50 Questions and Answers

Isaiah 46-50 Questions and Answers Isaiah is a book of prophecies. Verna’s Bible has notes concerning prophecies so in this post about Isaiah 46-50 and in other passages of Scripture that refer to prophecy, her Bible tells which prophecies have been fulfilled or not fulfilled. Many times she wants clarification on these prophetic passages. In Isaiah 46:1-5 is about God 6&7 is about making a god of god and silver. In Isaiah 46: 1-7 God is scolding His people. He is their God yet they put their trust in ridiculous carved images which cannot help them. In Isaiah 47:1 why...

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....

Questions and Answers on Isaiah 22-35 0

Isaiah Chapters 22-35 Questions and Answers

Isaiah Chapters 22-35 Isaiah chapters 22-35 continue the Bible study on the book of Isaiah. Isaiah is a difficult book to understand and my answers may not be agree with leading Bible scholars or they may not be correct at all. However I hope that the answers on Isaiah 22-35 will help you to understand and think about this wonderful book. Where was “the valley of vision”? This was the land of Judea, since is was bordered by mountains. In Isaiah 22:3 God turns His back on them because the people were so bad? This refers to when Nebuchadnezzar attacking...

Questions and Answers on Isaiah 1-7 0

Isaiah Chapters 1-7 Questions and Answers

Isaiah Chapters 1-7 Isaiah 1-7 begins the study on the book of Isaiah. The book of Isaiah is the first book of the major prophets and therefore this is a book of prophesies. The prophet of Isaiah lived 700 years before Christ yet in chapter 7 he told of the virgin birth of Jesus. Isaiah was was the prophet to the kingdom of Judah and he lived a prophesied during the reign of these kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Isaiah chapters 1-7, like the rest of the book of Isaiah is a bit hard to understand, yet...