the book of Nahum

the prophet Nahum delivered a message that he called “The burden of Nineveh” (Nahum 1:1, KJV, Tyndale 1987). this “burden” was not your typical prophecy; Nahum would not be preaching repentance. this foretelling was a message of irreversible doom. some 100 to 120 years earlier, God had sent Jonah with a well-received Word and a…

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Hosea

i have always been fascinated with the story of Hosea. the examples that God directed him to live out are hardships that few would tolerate. even calling the names of his children would bring back the heartache that he had to live with every day. while studying recently in Romans 9, i came across this…

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Haggai

Haggai, pronounced either HAG-eye or hag-gi-eye was one of the final prophets in the post-exile world of the Old Testament. the first time we hear his name mentioned is in the Book of Ezra, chapter 5. Here, we find him prophesying alongside Zechariah to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. not much is known about…

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