Friday, January 16, 2009

Ancient Literature: Old Testament (5)

10-Second Literature Reviews

Ancient Literature: Old Testament (5)

Isaiah. Foresees Babylonian Exile. Urges Jews not to lose their faith. Foretells Nehemiah’s return to Jerusalem. The life of the Messiah is foretold in Isaiah.

Jeremiah. Fall of city to Babylonians. True root of religion is heart, not Temple. God promises restoration of Israel and “new covenant.”

Lamentations. Jeremiah? Acrostics. Laments misery, suffering from destruction of Jerusalem. Offers repentance for sins of people.

Ezekiel. Prophet during Babylonian exile. Moral responsibility of Jews in captivity. Calls for return to godliness and faith.

Daniel. Continued praying to his own God during Babylonian captivity. Cast into den of lions. Interpreted dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and handwriting on Belshazzar’s wall.

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