Posts with the category “books-of-the-bible”

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022
         Jonah may be the best known of the minor prophets.  His four chapters are presented as a short story and easily read that way—a leading character, plot, twist, turn and resolution.  His story...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
August 16th, 2022
            Obadiah is probably not a place in the Bible where you have routinely, or even recently, read and studied.  It is only one chapter or twenty-one verses long.  We know virtually nothing abo...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 15, 2022
August 15th, 2022
          Amos was another minor prophet in the Old Testament.  His name means “burden” or “burden-bearer.”  Perhaps you have felt like that was your name too.  Some people bear the burden of long-ter...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 11, 2022
August 11th, 2022
            Joel was a minor prophet who delivered a message from God to the southern kingdom also known as Judah.  His message was one of great earnestness—judgment was imminent upon the nation becau...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
August 10th, 2022
           Hosea was an Old Testament prophet who preached and prophesied about the same time as two other biblical prophets—Isaiah and Micah.  He spoke primarily to the northern kingdom also known as...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
August 9th, 2022
           Daniel is the fourth and final major prophet of the Old Testament.  He prophesied as a captive in Babylon during the Babylonian Exile suffered and endured by Judah.  Some of his prophecy is...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 8, 2022
August 8th, 2022
            Ezekiel is the third major prophet found in the Old Testament.  His name means “God strengthens” which is a good name for a prophet to have.  One of this prophet’s key phrases is “I am the...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 4, 2022
August 4th, 2022
             In addition to his prophecy, Jeremiah is also credited with writing Lamentations.  One reason he is often called “the weeping prophet” is his writing of Lamentations.  As the name would s...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
August 3rd, 2022
            Jeremiah was the second of the major prophets in the Old Testament.  He was called the “weeping prophet.”  He spoke God’s Word during some dark days in Judah—the final days of Judah’s exis...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
August 2nd, 2022
           Isaiah is the first of the Bible’s major prophets.  It is a long book that spans sixty-six chapters.  He was generally regarded as the greatest among the Old Testament prophets.  He gave a ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 1, 2022
August 1st, 2022
            The Song of Solomon is often called The Song of Songs as well.  Both names work for the same book.  It is part of the literature section of the Old Testament (along with Psalms, Proverbs a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 28, 2022
July 28th, 2022
            Ecclesiastes is often attributed to Solomon.  The opening verse simply says that what follows are “the words of the Teacher, son of David, king Jerusalem.”  While Solomon is not specifical...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
July 27th, 2022
            Proverbs is known as a book of wisdom.  It was written by Solomon—a man blessed by God with wisdom and understanding.  And, incidentally, Solomon gained his wisdom simply by asking God for...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
July 26th, 2022
           Psalms is the longest book in the Bible as it spans one hundred fifty chapters.  In these chapters, you find a host of themes, emotions, reactions, convictions and worship.  Some of the mor...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, July 25, 2022
July 25th, 2022
            Job is a fascinating book to read.  It tells the story of a man who had almost anything, lost practically everything and then regained even more after his time of testing came to an end. A...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 21, 2022
July 21st, 2022
            Esther has a rather surprising claim to fame as a book of the Bible.  It never mentions the name of God.  Not even once.  It is the only book in the Bible that contains no mention or refer...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
July 20th, 2022
            Nehemiah was a builder—or more properly, a rebuilder.  He was commissioned by God to rebuild the tattered and broken walls of Jerusalem.  He gave up a position of prestige and comfort in t...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 14, 2022
July 14th, 2022
            Ezra offered leadership to Judah near the end of the Babylonian exile and in the days that followed.  The book that carries his name is ten chapters long and details the rebuilding of the ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
July 13th, 2022
             II Chronicles is a continuation of Old Testament history.  Most of Judah’s kings were idolatrous and wicked and led the nation on a course of spiritual ruin and depravity.  One exception ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022
July 12th, 2022
            I Chronicles is another history book in the Old Testament.  It is considered by many to be a historical supplement to I and II Samuel and I and II Kings.  I and II Chronicles tend to focus...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, July 11, 2022
July 11th, 2022
             II Kings continues with the history of ancient Israel and Judah.  It continues to record the events of the various kings all the way up to Judah’s exile in Babylon.  In II Kings 5, we fin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 7, 2022
July 7th, 2022
            I Kings is a book of history in the Old Testament.  At the beginning, David is nearing his death and preparing to hand off the throne to Solomon.  One of Solomon’s crowning achievements (a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
July 6th, 2022
            II Samuel is a continuation of the early years of Israel’s monarchy.  We learn of Saul’s death and David’s ascent to the throne as Saul’s successor—chosen and anointed by God to assume thi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
July 5th, 2022
           Samuel is an interesting and large figure in the life of Israel.  He was sort of a transitional figure away from the judges to the monarchy where Saul and later David assumed the throne ove...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
June 29th, 2022
            Judges is a fascinating book to read.  We come across a variety of interesting people that God chooses or anoints to provide help and deliverance when Israel is in trouble.  As we read Jud...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28th, 2022
            Joshua succeeded Moses as Israel’s leader.  After Moses died, God chose Joshua to lead the people in their conquest of Canaan.  In some Bibles, the heading for Joshua 1 is “The LORD comman...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, June 27, 2022
June 27th, 2022
             Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible and the last of the five books that are traditionally ascribed to the collection called “the books of Moses.”  The name Deuteronomy means “secon...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, June 23, 2022
June 23rd, 2022
              Numbers is the fourth book of the Old Testament.  In Hebrew, the name for Numbers means “in the wilderness” or “in the desert.”  This book is the fulfillment of the story of Israel's exo...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022
             In Leviticus 16, we read God’s instructions to Moses concerning atonement for the sins of the people of Israel.  In these instructions, we find reference to “the scapegoat.”  This express...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
June 21st, 2022
          The second book of the Bible is Exodus.  And part of this book chronicles the deliverance of Israel from captivity and slavery in Egypt.  We learn how God moved in a mighty way to set His pe...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
            Genesis 12 features the call of Abram to go to a new land.  God’s call came this way, “leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gene...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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