The Next to Last Word: Service, Hope, and Revival in the Postexilic Prophets

The Next to Last Word Service Hope and Revival in the Postexilic Prophets Haggai Zechariah and Malachi the often ignored Minor Prophets delivered the next to last word to God s people That is these prophets pointed Israel to Christ the supreme and final Word and warned

  • Title: The Next to Last Word: Service, Hope, and Revival in the Postexilic Prophets
  • Author: Michael P.V. Barrett
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  • Page: 339
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  • Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi the often ignored Minor Prophets delivered the next to last word to God s people That is, these prophets pointed Israel to Christ, the supreme and final Word, and warned them against rejecting Him Underscoring the truth that studying this portion of Scripture is profitable 2 Tim 3 16 , Michael Barrett helps us discern the relevance of theHaggai, Zechariah, and Malachi the often ignored Minor Prophets delivered the next to last word to God s people That is, these prophets pointed Israel to Christ, the supreme and final Word, and warned them against rejecting Him Underscoring the truth that studying this portion of Scripture is profitable 2 Tim 3 16 , Michael Barrett helps us discern the relevance of these prophets for today He explains the prophetic office, the historical setting of the postexilic books, and their contributions to God s overall redemptive message before considering the specific messages of each of these books in depth Study questions at the end of each chapter enhance individual and group Bible study Table of Contents Part 1 Just the Facts 1 Facts about Their Job 2 Facts about Their Times Part 2 Haggai The Realist 3 Facts about Haggai 4 It s Not about You 5 Appearance Is Not Reality 6 Blessing Starts Now 7 The Best Is Yet to Be Part 3 Zechariah The Idealist 8 Facts about Zechariah 9 The Foundation of Hope 10 The Focus of Hope The Prophet 11 The Focus of Hope The Priest 12 The Focus of Hope The King 13 The Fulfillment of Hope Generally Speaking Figuratively Speaking Part 4 Malachi The Logician 14 Facts about Malachi 15 The Autopsy of Dead Religion 16 The Answer to Dead Religion 17 The Antithesis to Dead Religion Author Michael P V Barrett is vice president for academic affairs and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids Endorsements A book like this could be so sketchy that it s not useful or so exhaustive that one is simply awash in a muddle of detail But in length and depth Dr Barrett s treatment of these three neglected prophets is like Baby Bear s porridge just right He nicely balances the what explanation and the so what application , and, while anchoring us in the historical context, he insistently and unabashedly keeps our eyes fixed on the Christ centered hope they proclaimed Dale Ralph Davis, minister in residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina Michael Barrett s recent work on the postexilic prophets is written from a pastor s perspective and doesn t get bogged down in scholarly details He lovingly presents these prophets as God s next to last word, which leads to God s final Word, Jesus the Messiah For Christians who long for a feast with these prophets as the centerpiece, Barrett s work will be fresh bread Heath A Thomas, director of PhD studies and associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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    1. Dr Michael P V Barrett is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Whitefield College of the Bible, the Theological Seminary of the Free Presbyterian Church of North America For almost thirty years, he was a professor of Ancient Languages and Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Bob Jones University Seminary His other works include Complete in Him A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel.

    2. ★ ★ ★ 1/2This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.---It's no secret that the Minor Prophets are probably about the least-read and least-understood portion of Scripture today. After describing the problem, Barrett describes his project: help the contemporary reader understand what these particular Minor Prophets are saying and to see how that it's a modern message as well as an eternal one. He describes why he's focusing on the these three prophets: That God did not speak to ano [...]

    3. This book isn't a commentary in the sense of a verse-by-verse exposition. It is wonderfully Christ-centered, and relevant to today. It covers the last three writing prophets, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, who sometimes don't get the coverage they deserve. Barrett gives an excellent historical setting for each book, explains the themes running through each one, describes the meaning for sometimes obscure messages for Israel, and what it should mean for Christians today.I highly recommend this l [...]

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