Ezekiel in Berlin – Tony Watkins

Six key questions about texts in the prophets

Six key questions about texts in the prophetsEzekiel in Berlin – Tony Watkins We need to ask a few key questions about every passage we come to in the prophetic books. What is the historical context?What is the biblical context?How is the prophet’s message presented? (see Genres within the Prophets, Hebrew Poetry and Figures of Speech)What main…

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The Day of Judgement (Malachi 1:1 – 4:6)

I first wrote this post for the E100 Bible Reading Challenge. It was first published on the E100 blog in 2011. ‘See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the LORD Almighty. -…

The Story of Jonah (Jonah 1:1 – 4:11)

I first wrote this post for the E100 Bible Reading Challenge. It was first published on the E100 blog in 2011. Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. – Jonah 2:8 God told Jonah to take a message far beyond the borders of Israel, to Nineveh, one of the greatest cities of…

The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 51:1 – 53:12)

I first wrote this post for the E100 Bible Reading Challenge. It was first published on the E100 blog in 2011. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. – Isaiah 53:6 By the eighth century BC, Judah…

Understanding the Prophets: Restoration (Ezekiel part 3)

This morning’s lectures were about the prophetic promises of restoration, particularly focusing on the final part of Ezekiel, from chapter 34 on. This is the fifth of five lectures given on the Bible and Culture course at Schloss Mittersill, Austria (a course run jointly by Schloss Mittersill and IFES). 5. Restoration View more presentations from…

Belshazzar's Feast – Rembrandt. Purchased by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam with support of private benefactors, the Vereniging Rembrandt, the State of the Netherlands and the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum

Introducing the Old Testament prophets

At Above Bar Church, Southampton, we’ve just started our five-week-long 2012 Bible School on Sunday evenings. I’m leading the track on the Old Testament prophets. In the first session, I introduced some important aspects of a framework for thinking about the prophetic literature, and we began to look at the first two chapters of Amos. Over…

Jeremiah’s Call and Message (Jeremiah 1:1 – 3:5)

I first wrote this post for the E100 Bible Reading Challenge. It was first published on the E100 blog in 2011. My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. – Jeremiah 2:13 God called Jeremiah to be…

Outline of Old Testament history – monarchy onwards

A timeline of the Old Testament from the beginning of monarchy in Israel. A couple of the prophets’ dates are very uncertain, notably Joel and Obadiah. Outline of Old Testament history – monarchy onwardsView more presentations from Tony Watkins. These posts may be related: Understanding the Old Testament prophets 1 My slides from day 2…