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1
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Define Hebrew prophecy.

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An oral or written disclosure by men transmitting the revelation of God and His will to man.

2
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What were the three kinds of prophets? Define them.

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Nabhi -
Spoke forth the truth of God. First a forthteller, then a foreteller (of the future).
Seer -
Hebrew chozeh or ro’eh. One who sees issues from God’s perspective, and proclaims what he has seen.
The man of God
A title for one who belonged to God and was trusted with His message. Never a false prophet.

3
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What word is seldom used in the books of the prophets?

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Covenant

4
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Was Obadiah a post-exilic prophet?

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Yes

5
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What is characteristic of the book of Obadiah?

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It is the shortest book of the Old Testament and hardest to date.

6
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What is the supposed date of the writing of Obadiah?

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9th century B.C.

7
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What is the theme of Obadiah?

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Destruction of Edom and the rise of Israel

8
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How was the theme of Obadiah fulfilled?

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By Malachi’s time, the Edomites had been drawn from the land of Sela by Arabs.
Edomites were forced to embrace Judaism by John Hyrcanus (135-105 B.C.)

9
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What is the teaching of Obadiah?

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The Day of the LORD

10
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When was the book of Joel written?

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9th century B.C.

11
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What does Joel’s name mean?

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“Jehovah is God”

12
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What is the theme of Joel?

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Divine judgment in the day of the LORD

13
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What is the picture of judgment in Joel?

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A locust plague

14
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What prophecy does Joel contain and where is it found?

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Joel 2:28-32 covers the conversion of Jews in the tribulation. Acts 2 records a partial fulfillment at Pentecost.

15
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When was the book of Jonah written?

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8th century B.C.

16
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What gives us a clue to the date of composition for Jonah?

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2 Kings 14:25 says he prophesied under Jeroboam II. We can date the book of Jonah at approximately 760 B.C.

17
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What is the theme of Jonah?

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God’s grace to Gentiles

18
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True or false. The book of Jonah is accepted by everyone as literal.

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False.

19
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Was Jonah swallowed by a whale or a fish?

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Hebrew word is inclusive of both. In the New Testament the word is whale in Matt 12:40.

20
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How is skepticism surrounding Jonah in the belly of a whale/fish overcome?

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Jesus compares his burial for three days to Jonah’s literal three days in the whale. Matt 12:40.

21
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Did the Ninevites repent to spiritual salvation or just apologize for wickedness?

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Likely they repented for their wickedness out of fear of destruction. It was not lasting. They also likely did not regard God as their LORD.

22
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What are three answers to the skepticism that Jonah took three days to walk through the small city of Nineveh?

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  1. Jonah stopped to preach in different parts of the city over three days.
  2. The three days walk included greater Nineveh.
  3. He walked around the city.