Zephaniah traces his lineage to King Hezekiah. His news is not a word of comfort, but rather a word of judgment. Zephaniah speaks during the reign of Josiah approximately 630B.C. This time period is very similar to that of Nahum’s prophecies.
Nahum speaks against the city of Nineveh somewhere between 664 B.C. and 612 B.C. He likely prophesied during the reign of Manasseh, Amon, or Josiah. Nahum sounds like he brings a message of judgment, but his name means “comfort”.
There are two major sections in the book of Isaiah, and two narratives that tell us what the book is about. Chapters 1-39 were in the context of the Assyrian judgment. Hezekiah was the king during the attack and turned to the Lord for help. The Lord […]
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