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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Malachi-Chapter 3

Mal 3.1-18 gives the answer to the question on Mal 2.17, “Where is the God of Justice?” But, before he comes, he will send his messenger of the covenant. This was actually fulfilled (given meaning) when Yochanon ha Matvil (John

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Malachi-Chapter 2

Mal 2.1-17 tells us about a rebuke given to the priests (kohanim) for their sins. They were to be the teachers (Ezek 44.23) but they were neglecting their duty. A punishment was coming if they did not listen to this

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Malachi-Chapter 1

Malachi is a very important individual who was prophesying at a dividing point in history, but not much is known about him. The prophets before him had come and gone but the people have not really changed. The priests were

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Haggai-Chapter 2

Hag 2.1-23 contains three prophecies that were delivered to the people. The first discourse is given to encourage them to continue building the Temple, although it will seem to fall short of the glory of the first Temple as far

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Haggai-Chapter 1

This prophecy is directed to Zerubbabel the governor and Joshua (Yehoshua) the high priest in 520 BC. Haggai means “my festival” and not much is known about him personally. He exposes the false but prevailing view that building the Temple

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zephaniah-Chapter 3

Zeph 3.1-120 again turns to Jerusalem and the abominations of the city. Yehovah has the right to bring judgment and it will be necessary because of the hard-hearted sinners in it. It is the only avenue left by which salvation

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zephaniah-Chapter 2

Zeph 2.1-15 tells us that Zephaniah is exhorting the Jewish people to repent, and he also predicts the fall Assyria and Ninevah and several neighboring nations. Judgment is coming. v 1…”Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation that dost not

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zephaniah-Chapter 1

The book of Zephaniah is one of the lesser taught books but it is a very important one. Zephaniah means “Yehovah hides” and eschatologically it will relate to the last half of the Birth-pains, or “tribulation.” The book is dated

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Habakkuk-Chapter 3

Hab 3.1-19 is a prayer of Habakkuk written like a psalm of David and directed to the director of the Levitical choir to be used in the Temple. Agitated over what was coming upon Judah, he now describes Yehovah’s appearance

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Habakkuk-Chapter 2

Hab 2.1-20 contains Yehovah’s answer to Habakkuk about his feelings just expressed in Chapter 1. v 1…I (Habakkuk) will stand on my guard )a place of waiting) and station myself on the rampart (a spying tower or fortress); and I

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Habakkuk-Chapter 1

Nothing much is known about Habakkuk except for the personal qualities evident in his writing. He is the only one in Scripture with this name, and it means “one who embraces.” Various dates have been given for the writing of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Nahum-Chapter 3

Nahum 3.1-19 also predicts the fall of Ninevah and the whole Assyrian Empire, caused by the murders, cruelty, lies, and thefts it was known for v 1…Woe to the bloody city (Ninevah and the whole empire), completely full of lies

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Nahum-Chapter 2

Nahum 2.1-13 describes the overthrow of Ninevah. The destroyer of Israel who was vindictive and cruel is himself going to be destroyed. v 1…The one who scatters has come up against you (an approaching army). Man the fortress, watch the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Nahum-Chapter 1

Nahum was a little-known prophet who lived in Galilee, most likely at a place called Elkosh (God the ensnarer) out of Galilee. Besides Jonah, this again disproves the assertion by the Sanhedrin that no prophet arises out of Galilee in

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 7

Micah 7.1-20 is a lamentation for the sin of the people. They were going into exile. The fig tree is Israel, but there was no fruit. But there is hope for their future (Jer 31.15-37; Hos 14.1-9; Amos 9.15), and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 6

Micah 6.1-16 tells us Yehovah has presented his case against them, so he tells them to present their case (to cross-examine him). These legal terms are associated with what is called a Yom Ha Din or “day of judgment.” v

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 5

Micha 5.1-15 begins with a prophecy about the siege of Jerusalem by Assyria, and eschatologically this will take place again in the day of the Lord (when Yehovah reveals his power to overthrow his enemies and defends the kingdom; also

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 4

Micah 4.1-13 tells us about some promises concerning the last days after Yeshua returns and the kingdom was renewed. This is given because all of this was lost when Babylon took the city, the Temple was destroyed and the kingship

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 3

Micah 3.1-12 tells us Micah reproves the civil leaders in government for their miscarriage of justice, their hatred for good and love of evil, and their oppression and distress. When they cry to Yehovah they will not be heard by

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Micah-Chapter 2

Micah 2.1-13 tells us about more charges being brought by Yehovah against the people, starting with the government and then to the religious leaders, for their sins of covetousness, oppression, and injustice, which were deliberate. The evil that was coming

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