Six key questions about texts in the prophets

Ezekiel in Berlin – Tony Watkins
Ezekiel in Berlin – Tony Watkins

We need to ask a few key questions about every passage we come to in the prophetic books.

  1. What is the historical context?
  2. What is the biblical context?
  3. How is the prophet’s message presented? (see Genres within the ProphetsHebrew Poetry and Figures of Speech)
  4. What main problems does the prophet diagnose?
  5. What are the remedies?
  6. What is the underlying message about God and humanity?