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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 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 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...

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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 Jeremiah 9-15 0

Jeremiah 9-15 Questions and Answers

Jeremiah 9-15 Jeremiah 9-15 continues with the prophecies against the people of Israel since they have rejected God. Their sinful practices breaks the heart of the Godly prophet. Is this the same daughter in Jeremiah 9:1 as he was talking about in Jeremiah 8? Yes, still the nation of Israel. The people in Jeremiah 9:1-6 did not know God. They rejected God. What is “wormwood and gall to drink”? Both are very bitter liquids, so bitter that you cannot drink them. If all you had to drink was wormwood and gall you would die of dehydration. What does the LORD...

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 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...

Isaiah Chapters 8-21 Questions and Answers 0

Isaiah Chapters 8-21 Questions and Answers

Isaiah Chapters 8-21 Isaiah 8-21 continues the prophecies of Isaiah. Many times in the Bible, prophecies have double meanings, the prophecy may have been partly fulfilled already but part of the prophecy has yet to come to pass. Isaiah 8-21, like the rest of the book of Isaiah can be difficult to understand but I hope that these questions and answers help you to appreciate this particular book of the Bible. What is Mahershalalhashbaz? This was the name of Isaiah’s son. This name is prophetic of the speedy spoiling of Syria and Israel. The light they are talking about in...

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...