BIB-106 Topic 6 Review
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- Describe the ministry of Elisha (the successor to Elijah). Why does the book of 2 Kings devote so much space to Elisha’s ministry?
- With the rise of prophecy during the monarchial period, how did the role and function of prophecy change?
- What are the main themes of 2 Kings?
- What is the relation of Samuel and Kings to Chronicles?
- Where do the books of Chronicles appear in the Hebrew Bible?
- Why are the genealogies important within the book of Chronicles?
- What are the main subjects that the books of Chronicles cover?
- What are some common wrong ideas about the prophets?
- How are the prophets alike?
- What are some common themes within the prophetic writings?
- What were the main themes in Isaiah 1-39?
- Describe Isaiah’s call in Isaiah 6.
- What are some of the identities proposed for “the servant” in the “servant passages” in Isaiah 40-66?
- Whom has the suffering servant been identified as?
- What are the main elements of Jeremiah’s background?
- Describe Jeremiah’s “temple message” message in Jeremiah 7:1-8:3 regarding worthless public worship. What is the significance of Jeremiah repeating the words of the people three times, “The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD”?
- What are the main lessons from the potter’s house in Jeremiah 18?
- Describe Jeremiah’s message in the “Book of Comfort” in Jeremiah 30-33.
- Why did the people refuse to listen to Jeremiah?
- What is the background and main message of Lamentations?
- How did Hosea’s marriage and family background shape his prophetic ministry?
- What was the major event in the time of Joel’s prophecy, and how did this shape his message?
- How does Joel present the theme of the Day of the Lord?
- What kinds of social injustice does Amos preach against?
- Who is Obadiah’s prophecy focused against and why?
- What did Jonah do at first when God commanded him to go to Nineveh and preach? What is the main theological point of Jonah’s preaching to Nineveh?
- What are some similarities between Micah’s message and Amos’ message?
- What is the major theme of the book of Nahum and how does this complement the book of Jonah?
- How does Habakkuk approach God to find out what God’s purpose are? What does the book of Habakkuk have to say about God’s purposes?
- How does Zephaniah’s prophecy present Judah and the nations?
Arnold, B. T., & Beyer, B. E. (2015). Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian survey (3rd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.