Old Testament Prophecy

The Old Testament Prophets were not crystal balls or oracles. Most of the time, they were exhorting the people of Israel to return to their covenant relationship with God through dependence on and devotion to God. When they did predict, it was almost always to provide hope through revealing truth about the Messiah [Christ] or to forewarn of pending national disaster because of the failure of the nation to heed their calls to repentance.

Many prophets spoke of the coming Messiah. We are sitting on the first century south steps of the Temple Mount, on which Jesus likely walked.

Micah 6.8 NASB: He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Ancient Near East Prophets and Israelite Prophets [1 page]
A summary of what we can learn about Israelite prophets from the archaeological evidence of other ancient near east cultures

Author of Isaiah [2 pages]
The evidence for the real Isaiah being the one author of Isaiah

Daniel's vision of Jesus entering Jerusalem [3 pages]
Bible study about Daniel's prediction of when the Messiah would enter Jerusalem.

Dating the Prophecy of Daniel [2 pages]
The evidence for Daniel being written the sixth century before Christ

False Teaching of Malachi 3.10 [2 pages]
A short essay explaining why it is wrong to use Malachi 3.10 to encourage tithes and offerings

Habakkuk Notes [2 pages]
Brief summary of Habakkuk

Obadiah Notes [4 pages]
Brief summary of Obadiah

Isaiah 40.1-11 Analysis [11 pages]
A technical analysis of Isaiah 40.1-11