Overview of the Nevi’im is the second part of A Survey of the TaNaKh. In this course we will study the themes of each of the Nevi’im (Prophets) from a Messianic Jewish perspective, surveying each book from the Jewish Canon of Scripture. Highlights from each book illuminate Israel’s struggle, a call to repentance, and the Messianic hope that G-D has provided in Yeshua, the Messiah. As we proceed through the material, we will discover that what the Nevi’im said thousands of years ago is still valid and relevant today.
Our methodology includes examining the scriptures to understand 1) that God is a God of Love as well as Judgment, 2) how He is Holy and cannot abide any unholiness in His presence, and 3) how He speaks through the Nevi’im to call His children back to a relationship with Him. We will examine the major themes and selected scriptures of each of the Nevi’im Rishonim (Former Prophets) and Nevi’im Acharonim (Latter Prophets) including Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
Upon completion of this course, the learner should have a basic understanding of:
- The heart of G-D for Israel and for the nations
- Why G-d provided prophets
- How the prophets lead us to the Messiah
- The purpose of validating the Nevi’im today
- How to recognize Yeshua in the Nevi’im
- The division, order and significant themes of each of the prophetic books
- Significant passages, stories or messages from each book
- The distinctions between true and false prophets
- The distinction between Nevi’im Rishonim and Nevi’im Acharonim
- The concepts of “The School of Higher Criticism,” corporate solidarity as it applies to the Old Testament, and “galut” (exile)