OT102 Introducing the Old Testament: Its Poetry and Prophecy

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This course provides a practical foundation for reading the poetry and prophecy of the Old Testament. Dr. Baker begins by discussing poetic writing in general, then the elements specific to both Hebrew and English poetry. Applying these elements to the text, he examines the content, structure, and themes of the Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Dr. Baker then turns to the prophetic books, providing historical background, theological motifs, and the structure and content of specific books. He shows that these ancient messages remain relevant in modern life.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m

Elements of Poetry

Poetry or Prose?
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Poetry or Prose?

3m
Creation in Poetry and Prose
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Creation in Poetry and Prose

4m
Elements of English Poetry
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Elements of English Poetry

4m
Elements of Hebrew Poetry
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Elements of Hebrew Poetry

7m
Finding Explanations for Hebrew Poetic Elements
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Finding Explanations for Hebrew Poetic Elements

3m
Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
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Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry

11m
Comparing Hebrew Parallelism in Bible Translations
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Comparing Hebrew Parallelism in Bible Translations

3m

The Book of Psalms

A Different Kind of Book
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A Different Kind of Book

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The Title and Structure of Psalms
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The Title and Structure of Psalms

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Headings in Psalms
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Headings in Psalms

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Types of Psalms
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Types of Psalms

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Worship in the Psalms
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Worship in the Psalms

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Lament and Repentance in the Psalms
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Lament and Repentance in the Psalms

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Searching for Subgenre Elements within Psalms
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Searching for Subgenre Elements within Psalms

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Lamentations: An Extended Psalm
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Lamentations: An Extended Psalm

5m
Thanksgiving in the Psalms
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Thanksgiving in the Psalms

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Wisdom in the Psalms
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Wisdom in the Psalms

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The Books of Wisdom

Personal and Practical
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Personal and Practical

2m
An Overview of Proverbs
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An Overview of Proverbs

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Wisdom Words
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Wisdom Words

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Studying the Word “Shrewd” Using the Bible Word Study Guide
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Studying the Word “Shrewd” Using the Bible Word Study Guide

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The Beginning of Wisdom
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The Beginning of Wisdom

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The Content and Structure of Proverbs
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The Content and Structure of Proverbs

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An Overview of Job
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An Overview of Job

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The Value of Job
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The Value of Job

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An Overview of Ecclesiastes
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An Overview of Ecclesiastes

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The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 1
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The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 1

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The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 2
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The Content and Structure of Ecclesiastes, Part 2

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An Overview of Song of Songs
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An Overview of Song of Songs

3m
Examining Internal Clues for Song of Songs Authorship
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Examining Internal Clues for Song of Songs Authorship

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The Content and Structure of Song of Songs
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The Content and Structure of Song of Songs

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The Importance of Song of Songs
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The Importance of Song of Songs

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Prophecy

The Role of Prophecy
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The Role of Prophecy

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The Prophet
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The Prophet

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The Prophetic Model
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The Prophetic Model

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Titles for Prophets
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Titles for Prophets

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Examining the Different Terms Used for Prophets
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Examining the Different Terms Used for Prophets

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The Prophet as a Preacher
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The Prophet as a Preacher

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Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Step 1
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Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Step 1

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Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Steps 2–5
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Five Steps of Classical Rhetoric: Steps 2–5

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The History of Old Testament Prophecy

Writing and Pre-literary Prophets
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Writing and Pre-literary Prophets

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Pre-literary Prophets in Exodus and Numbers
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Pre-literary Prophets in Exodus and Numbers

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Balaam and a Message from God
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Balaam and a Message from God

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Henotheism
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Henotheism

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Divination
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Divination

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Samuel: A Transitional Prophet
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Samuel: A Transitional Prophet

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Using a Bible Facts Report to Study Samuel
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Using a Bible Facts Report to Study Samuel

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David and the Prophets
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David and the Prophets

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Elijah
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Elijah

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Baal and the Prophets
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Baal and the Prophets

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The Books of the Prophets: Jonah and Amos

The Order of the Books
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The Order of the Books

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Jonah
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Jonah

4m
Amos: Date and Background
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Amos: Date and Background

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Amos: Oracles
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Amos: Oracles

4m
Amos: Rhetoric and Genres
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Amos: Rhetoric and Genres

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Learning Genre Information from the Passage Guide
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Learning Genre Information from the Passage Guide

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Amos: Covenant Lawsuit
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Amos: Covenant Lawsuit

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The Books of the Prophets: Hosea and Isaiah

Hosea: Date and Background
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Hosea: Date and Background

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Finding Date and Location Tables on the Prophets
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Finding Date and Location Tables on the Prophets

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Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 1
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Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 1

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Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 2
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Hosea: Symbolic Actions, Part 2

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Isaiah: The Importance of the Book
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Isaiah: The Importance of the Book

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Examining New Testament Allusions to Isaiah
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Examining New Testament Allusions to Isaiah

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Isaiah: The Person
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Isaiah: The Person

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Isaiah: The Structure of the Book
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Isaiah: The Structure of the Book

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Isaiah: His Call
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Isaiah: His Call

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Isaiah: Historical Background
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Isaiah: Historical Background

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Isaiah: Ahaz and Assyria
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Isaiah: Ahaz and Assyria

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Isaiah: Words and Meaning in Isaiah 7:14
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Isaiah: Words and Meaning in Isaiah 7:14

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Isaiah: The Message of the Book
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Isaiah: The Message of the Book

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The Books of the Prophets: Micah and Jeremiah

Micah: Date and Background
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Micah: Date and Background

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Viewing the Prophets’ Activity on the Timeline
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Viewing the Prophets’ Activity on the Timeline

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Micah: The Structure of the Book
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Micah: The Structure of the Book

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Micah: Theological Motifs of the Book
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Micah: Theological Motifs of the Book

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Jeremiah: Date and Background
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Jeremiah: Date and Background

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Jeremiah: His Call
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Jeremiah: His Call

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Jeremiah: His Character
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Jeremiah: His Character

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Jeremiah: The Prophet and the King
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Jeremiah: The Prophet and the King

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Jeremiah: Theological Themes in the Book
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Jeremiah: Theological Themes in the Book

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The Books of the Prophets: Joel, Obadiah, Nahum, and Habakkuk

Joel: Background and Message of the Book
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Joel: Background and Message of the Book

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Joel: The Day of the Lord
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Joel: The Day of the Lord

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Joel: Creation and the Spirit
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Joel: Creation and the Spirit

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Joel: The Relevance of the Book
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Joel: The Relevance of the Book

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Obadiah: Historical Background
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Obadiah: Historical Background

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Finding the Meaning of Hebrew Names
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Finding the Meaning of Hebrew Names

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Obadiah: The Structure of the Book
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Obadiah: The Structure of the Book

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Nahum
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Nahum

4m
Habakkuk
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Habakkuk

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The Books of the Prophets: Zephaniah, Ezekiel, and Daniel

Zephaniah: Background of the Book
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Zephaniah: Background of the Book

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Zephaniah: The Message of the Book
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Zephaniah: The Message of the Book

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Ezekiel: Date and Background
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Ezekiel: Date and Background

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Ezekiel: Interpreting the Book
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Ezekiel: Interpreting the Book

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Ezekiel: His Call and God’s Glory
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Ezekiel: His Call and God’s Glory

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Ezekiel: The Theology of the Book
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Ezekiel: The Theology of the Book

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Daniel: Date and Author
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Daniel: Date and Author

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Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 1
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Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 1

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Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 2
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Daniel: Apocalyptic Literature, Part 2

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Daniel: The Message of the Book
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Daniel: The Message of the Book

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The Books of the Prophets: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

Haggai
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Haggai

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Zechariah
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Zechariah

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Malachi: Background and Message
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Malachi: Background and Message

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Malachi: Structure and Themes
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Malachi: Structure and Themes

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Conclusion

The Prophetic Message
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The Prophetic Message

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What the Prophets Condemned
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What the Prophets Condemned

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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