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I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the eighth book of the Minor Prophets: Habakkuk.

 

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Habakkuk so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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Note: I am presently away overseas and this is a pre-scheduled post.

I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the seventh book of the Minor Prophets: Nahum.

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Nahum so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the sixth book of the Minor Prophets: Micah.

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Micah so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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Here’s a sample of what I’m preparing to teach overseas in the Spring.  What follows below is a survey of the book of Daniel.

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Iain Duguid. Is Jesus in the Old Testament?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, February 4, 2013. 40 pp.

5 out of 5

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I really enjoyed this booklet that is a part of the Basics of the Faith series printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  This is the sixth booklet that I read from the series and I read it along with my wife as our couple’s devotional reading together.  I was blessed by this beyond my expectation in comparison to the other booklets in the series I have read thus far.

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For more of our posts responding to alleged Bible contradictions check out our .

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Zechariah Iddo’s son or grandson?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Zechariah was Iddo’s son.

When the prophets, Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them,” (Ezra 5:1)

And the elders of the Jews were successful in building through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decree of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.” (Ezra 6:14)

Zechariah was Iddo’s grandson.

In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo saying,” (Zechariah 1:1)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Christopher J.H. Wright.  Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, November 5th, 2006.  159 pp.

5 out of 5

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This was a good exploration of the topic of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.  It is definitely the most thorough book-length treatment of the Spirit in the Old Testament I have come across.  In the preface the author Christopher Wright mentioned that when he was first approached to speak on a five part series on the Spirit in the Old Testament he wondered at first if there was even enough materials for one talk, let alone five.  But Wright was in for a pleasant surprised when he started his studies to discover “far more than my first impressions” (9).  This book is the result of his 2004 lectures.

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