Category: Prophets

Ezekiel: The Prophet in Exile [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Ezekiel is a man who was taken captive by Babylon before the destruction of the temple and the city of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. It is likely that Ezekiel was enslaved in the […]

Jonah: Prophet of Resentment towards God [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Jonah is another biblical text that is notoriously hard to land on a date. Thankfully, I am not looking for a hard origin point for these texts but the most likely composition era […]

Malachi: Prophet of Expectation [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Malachi does not have a lot evidence which could provide a specific date for its composition. The most compelling pieces of data would be that the second temple has been built and the […]

Obadiah: Prophet of Brotherly Hatred [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The vision of Obadiah is more a political slam than most of the prophets. Obadiah stands beside Nahum as a prophecy about another nation, one which will feel the wrath of God for […]

Zechariah: Prophet of Throne & Temple [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Zechariah the prophet was preaching in Jerusalem at the same time as Haggai. They both were speaking to the Jews who had returned to begin rebuilding the city, the temple, and their people. […]