The Minor Prophets 10-22

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The Minor Prophets: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Jonah I. Review: The Prophets a. Minor Prophet books (12) are shorter than the Major Prophets b. Overarching point: Don’t take prophets out of (historical) context and try to understand c. Overarching message of prophets: i. Prophets rooted in historical traditions (line of thinkers); 1. Northern tradition- Some deeply interested in exodus traditions- God acted on behalf of his people and would save his people when needed 2. Southern tradition- Other prophets appealed to Zion traditions- God had chosen Jerusalem as chosen city where he dwelled. *Kingship of David important- descendant of David always on throne 3. Both traditions faced problems against historical reality. Tradition of exodus and Zion became problematic given the course of historical events- God didn’t always save his people. Why was Jerusalem destroyed? 4. Theology came into question because of the events of history. 5. Prophets had an explanation why…= Because Israel has sinned against God and God punishes Israel. d.
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