Category: Bible

Haggai: Prophet of Reassurance [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Haggai is one of the few texts in the Old Testament that can be dated with a sense of accuracy. The date commonly accepted is around 520 to 515 BCE. Haggai gives specific […]

Isaiah: A Quilt of Prophetic Literature [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a Read-Through project in which I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature. I’m reading the texts in an order based on a couple of timelines I compiled. If […]

Lamentations: A Prophetic Song of Despair [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a Read-Through series where I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature based on a couple of timelines. If you would like to join me on this journey the […]

Jeremiah: Prophet to an Unfaithful People [Examining Biblical Literature]

This post is a part of a read-through series where I am reading through biblical and extra-biblical literature based on a couple of timelines I compiled. If you would like to join me on this […]

Habakkuk: Prophet of Justice & Fear [Examining Biblical Literature]

Habakkuk is a fascinating text struggling to understand how Israel’s god can be the good, just and all-powerful Creator while there is suffering and evil permeating his creation. Habakkuk was written in the early 6th […]

Zephaniah: Purification through Judgment [Examining Biblical Literature]

The book of Zephaniah was compiled in the late 7th century BCE and is the last prophetic writing before the Babylonian exile becomes the main prophetic focus. There seems to be an interesting development occurring […]