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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 1

The book of Micah (who is like) was written by the Prophet Micah and was a native of Moresheth, near Gath in northern Philistia, about twenty miles southwest of Jerusalem. He may have been a farmer by occupation. His ministry

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jonah-Chapter 4

Jonah 4.1-11 tells us about Jonah’s anger at the repentance of the Ninevites and the manifestation of God’s “racham” or mercy. v 1…But it greatly displeased (“ra’ah” or irritated; “evil” for him) Jonah and be became angry. v 2…And he

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jonah-Chapter 3

Jonah 3.1-10 gives us the account of a second call to Jonah to go to Ninevah, and how he obeyed. This is similar to Shimon ben Yonah (Peter) who was also told a second time to go to the non-Jews

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jonah-Chapter 2

Jonah 2.1-10 contains the prayer of Jonah in the stomach of the great fish. This is not a prayer for deliverance, but a prayer of thanksgiving because he was delivered already by being kept alive. We will have allusions to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Jonah-Chapter 1

This book in Hebrew is called “Sepher Yonah” and his name means “a dove” and the symbol for peace. He was most likely from Gath-Hepher in the Galilee, in the territory of Zebulon (2 Kings 14.25). This clearly refutes the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Obadiah-Chapter 1

The book is named after the prophet Obadiah (servant of Yehovah) and it seems to be a popular name because twelve other men are called this in the Tanak. It is the shortest book in the Tanak and is never

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 9

Amos 9.1-15 contains the last vision of Amos. It speaks of the desolation of the land and the slaughter of the people with none escaping. It closes with the promise of the restoration of the kingdom of God. v 1…I

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 8

Amos 8.1-14 tells us about a fourth vision about a basket of summer fruit which symbolized the destruction of the ten northern tribes. They were “ripe” for judgment and it was coming quickly. v 1…Thus the Lord God (Adonai Yehovah)

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 7

Amos 7.1-17 begins a series of five visions of Amos which confirm his previous prophecies. They will discuss God’s judgments which have already fallen, and in part are still to fall. The latter vision describes the restoration of the fallen

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 6

Amos 6.1-14 seems to be addressed to Israel and Judah and Benjamin under the names “Samaria” and “Zion” and to the rulers of both. They will be threatened for their disregard of the Torah and God’s judgment. v 1…Woe to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 5

Amos 5.1-27 says that Amos tells Israel to listen to him about their impending doom. But they are to seek the Lord and repent in the hope of finding mercy. If not, there will be weeping and distress. All their

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 4

Amos 4.1-13 tells us the nobles are denounced (the evil women of Samaria are like the well-fed cows of the country) who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 3

Amos 3.1-15 goes on with his prophecy against Israel and why judgment is being brought upon them and the nature of them. v 1…Hear (has the alef-tav here in Hebrew; meaning “head of the covenant”) this word (“davar” in Hebrew

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 2

Amos 2.1-16 tells us about the judgments that will come upon Moab, Judah, and Israel for their sins. v 1…Thus says the Lord, “For three transgressions of Moab (seed of the father) and for four (idiom meaning numerous transgressions) I

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Amos-Chapter 1

The book of Amos was written by Amos (to lift a burden), who was a shepherd and a dresser of trees. He prophesied about 750 BC and prophesied for a short time. He was from Judah and lived in Tekoa,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joel-Chapter 3

Joel 3.1-21 gives us a prophecy about Yehovah’s judgments on the nations during the Messianic Kingdom and the glory coming to Judah and Jerusalem. v 1…”For behold (take note and see), in those days and at that time (“b’ yamim”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joel-Chapter 2

Joel 2.1-32 tells us that even in judgment Yehovah seeks repentance or “teshuvah.” Yehovah also promises blessings when the people respond with true repentance. This chapter contains allusions to the birth-pains, Rosh Ha Shanah, Yom Kippur, and the coming day

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joel-Chapter 1

Joel (Yoel) is the son of Pethuel and is the author of this book, and his name means “Yehovah is God.” Not much is known about him, but he may have been a resident of Jerusalem. A locust infestation has

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Hosea-Chapter 14

Hos 14.1-9 tells us about certain promises to those who repent and turn to Yehovah. v 1…Return (shuvah) O Israel, to the Lord (Yehovah) your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity (but it is possible to repent).

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Hosea-Chapter 13

Hos 13.1-16 tells us Israel was not going to stop in their idolatry because they forgot the goodness of God. As a result, their kingdom would be taken away, along with the throne and capital city. v 1…When Ephraim spoke

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