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By Heather Zempel

ISBN-10: 1401679242

ISBN-13: 9781401679248

Most humans have prayed for anything or somebody in earnest, looking God's will, basically to be left pressured by means of God's reaction. occasionally we ask, "Why may an excellent God permit undesirable issues to occur to stable people?" In Amazed and Confused, Heather Zempel tackles this query head-on via exploring the publication of Habakkuk.

When the prophet Habakkuk prayed that God could convey switch to the backsliding state of Israel, this factor got here to the vanguard. Habakkuk begged God for revival and that He could flip the hearts of faithless humans again to Him.

God's solution to Habakkuk was once, "Take a glance on the international locations and watch what happens you can be stunned and amazed" (1:5, The Voice). The imaginative and prescient God gave Habakkuk was once certainly one of conflict and exile. How do you reply while God solutions your prayers in a manner that turns out out of line together with his personality and grants?

Amazed and Confused proceeds systematically throughout the booklet of Habakkuk, exploring the prophet's prayer, God's reaction, and the prophet's trip from confusion to worship. This interactive religious study is the precise selection in case you are hurting and pressured approximately God's responses to their prayers.

Features include:
• beneficial suggestions on a query with out a simple answer
• sensible instruments for learning the Minor Prophets
• Easy-to-understand, available language

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The historical questions to the origin and first development of Isaiah tradition cannot be ignored within the larger search for a unifying concept within the Isaiah tradition as a whole. E. S 13), Sheffield 1980, 9. J. DE JONG prophetic material, and a later (exilic) composition which gives a twist to the earlier material. Whereas the prophetic material focuses on Ahaz as the legitimate king, protected by Yahweh against his enemies, the later composition is characterised by a dynastic-critical tendency, which turns the encouraging prophecies upside down.

The house of David is referred to in the singular (contrary to Isa. 7:13). Furthermore, the mention of Isaiah’s son, Shearjashub (Isa. 7:3), is likely to represent an early tradition. See J. Barthel, op. , 166. 16 J. Barthel, op. , 63, 151-3. 17 It is generally accepted the vocalisation ‫ ָט ְב ַאל‬, ‘good for nothing’, is tendentious, replacing the original ‫ ָט ְב ֵאל‬, ‘El/God is good’ (cf. Ezra 4:7, Zech. 6:10, 14, and Isa. 7:6 in LXX). 18 Isa. , J. Werlitz, Studien zur literarkritischen Methode: Gericht und Heil in Jesaja 7,1-17 und 29,1-8 (BZAW 204), Berlin/New York 1992, 215, 219; Barthel, op.

Irvine, op. , 87-8. FROM LEGITIMATE KING TO PROTECTED CITY 35 an ideological contrast between Ahaz and Hezekiah. Hezekiah trusted in Yahweh and prayed to Yahweh to rescue him from the hand of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (‫ )ישע מן יד‬in 2 Kgs 19:19. 58 The interpretation of verses 7-9 as a critical passage is supported by the overall picture of the relation between Judah and Assyria in 2 Kings. It was Ahaz who made Judah subject to Assyria, whereas it was Hezekiah who, thanks to his trust in Yahweh, successfully threw off the Assyrian yoke.

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