Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament

Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament contains a wealth of valuable information: chapters and verses are outlined for each of the Old Testament prophets; special reading plans group by subject the chapters of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel; comprehensive  historical chapters detail the kings and major events of each historical period; listings and analysis of the  major doctrinal themes with interpretive comment on many items of doctrinal interest; effective chapter summaries which highlight the essential items for learning; listing and ordering of all prophecies about the last days; chronological charts show the varying datings of Bible scholars; comparisons of the differences between the King James Translation and the Inspired Version prepared by Joseph Smith; and much, much more. This is a great book for those who are unfamiliar with the Old Testament prophets because it simplifies complex historical situations and prophetic messages so they are easily understood, yet it also has been used as a college-level textbook because of the wealth of information it contains.

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    by Duane S. Crowther

    Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament contains a wealth of valuable information on all the Old Testament prophets!  Though reading the Old Testament is a daunting challenge for many, this book provides the information they need to really understand the writings of the Old Testament prophets and assimilate their messages. Teachers love it! There’s many new LDS Institute and Seminary instructors who have told the author that “this book saved my life!” It has been used as a textbook or special reference book in many high school- and college-level classes. If you want to really understand the Bible, Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament truly deserves a front-and-center place in your personal reference library.

    This is what this comprehensive book about the Old Testament prophets can do for you:

    1. It provides a concise outline presentation for each prophet which includes the prophet’s name, scriptural information about him, the dates of his mission, to whom he prophesied, the names of the contemporary kings of his period, a description of national conditions, an outline of the book, a doctrinal analysis of his teachings, comments on the style of the book, its textual transmission, author and date of authorship, Bible criticism, changes made in Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version, and a thorough summary.
    2. Comprehensive historical chapters detail the kings and major events of each historical period.
    3. Listings and analysis of the major doctrinal themes.
    4. Effective chapter summaries which highlight the essential items for learning.
    5. Listing and ordering of all prophecies about the last days.
    6. Chronological charts showing the various datings of Bible scholars.
    7. Chapters and verses are outlined for each of the prophets.
    8. Interpretive comment on many items of doctrinal interest.
    9. Comparisons of the differences between the King James Translation and the Inspired Version prepared by Joseph Smith.

                   Table of Contents

    Table of Contents, vii

    List of Maps and Charts, xiii

    Changes Made in the Inspired Version of the Bible, xiv

    Abbreviations for Scriptural Books, xv

    Diacritical Markings Used in This Book, xvii

              PART ONE

    I. THIS BOOK AND HOW TO USE IT, 3
    The Purposes of This Book, 3
    This Book Contains Useful Material for Study on Three Levels, 4
    Explanation of the Materials Presented About Each Prophet, 7
    How to Use the Book, 10
    Summary, 12

    II. HOW TO STUDY AND INTERPRET SCRIPTURE, 15
    Proper Tools Are Needed for Bible Study, 15
    A Recommended Basic Library for Studying the Old Testament Prophets, 18
    Some Suggestions for Bible Study, 19
    Some Suggestions for Marking the Scriptures, 23
    Some Suggestions on the Interpretation of Scripture, 29
    Summary, 34

    III. AIDS FOR UNDERSTANDING BIBLE HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGY, 36
    The Historical Background of the House of Israel, 37
    A Simplified Diagram of Old Testament History, 42

    An Analysis of the Books of Kings and Chronicles from the Death of Solomon to the
    Fall of Judah, 43

    Chronological List of the Kings of Judah and Israel and the Approximate Dates and
    Periods of Their Reigns, 71
    Summary, 74

    IV. SIX MAJOR DOCTRINES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS, 75
    The Nature of God and Godhead, 76
    God’s Communication With Man, 80
    The Nature of Sin, 83
    The Nature of Man’s Agency and God’s Judgment, 88
    Counsel for Righteous Living, 91
    The Events of the Last Days, 115
    Summary, 168

              PART II

    V. HISTORICAL SUMMARY: ASSYRIA AND THE FALL OF ISRAEL, 173
    Kings of Assyria, 173
    Kings of Israel, 177
    Kings of Judah, 181
    Summary, 185

    VI. THE EARLY PROPHETS AND THEIR MESSAGES, 187
    Doctrinal Analysis, 224
    Summary, 225

    VII. JONAH, 247
    Information About Jonah and His Times, 247
    Outline of the Book, 250
    Doctrinal Analysis, 251
    Critical Information About the Book of Jonah, 252
    Summary, 256

    VIII. AMOS, 257
    Information About Amos and His Times, 257
    Outline of the Book, 260
    Doctrinal Analysis, 263
    Critical Information About the Book of Amos, 267
    Summary, 268

    X. MICAH, 282
    Information About Micah and His Times, 282
    Outline of the Book, 284
    Doctrinal Analysis, 285
    Critical Information About the Book of Micah, 293
    Summary, 295

    XI. ISAIAH, 297
    Information About Isaiah and His Times, 207
    Notes on the Study and Interpretation of the Book of Isaiah, 301
    Periods of Prophetic Fulfillment, 303
    The Book of Isaiah Divided, By Chapter, Into the our Periods of Prophetic Fulfillment,303

    Section I – Chapters of Isaiah Pertaining to the First Period of Prophetic Fulfillment:
    The Fall of Israel to Assyria, 307
    Doctrinal Analysis of Isaiah, Section I, 315
    Summary of Isaiah, Section I, 319

    Section II – Chapters of Isaiah Pertaining to the Second Period of Prophetic Fulfillment:
    The Fall of Judah, the Babylonian Captivity, and The Return from Exile, 320
    Doctrinal Analysis of Isaiah, Section II, 328
    Summary of Isaiah, Section II, 336

    Section III – Chapters of Isaiah Pertaining to the Third Period of Prophetic Fulfillment:
    The Ministry of Christ in the Meridian of Time, 337
    Doctrinal Analysis of Isaiah, Section III, 344
    Summary of Isaiah, Section III, 345

    Section IV – Chapters of Isaiah Pertaining to the Fourth Period of Prophetic Fulfillment:
    The Last Days, 347
    Doctrinal Analysis of Isaiah, Section IV, 365
    Summary of Isaiah, Section IV, 373
    Critical Information About the Book of Isaiah, 374
    Notes on the Literary Problem of Isaiah and Its Importance to Latter-day Saints, 377
    Summary of the Book of Isaiah, 399

               PART III

    XII. HISTORICAL SUMMARY: THE RISE OF BABYLONIA AND THE FALL OF JUDAH, 403
    The Rise of Babylonia as a World Power, 403
    Kings of Babylonia, 404
    The Fall of Judah, 405
    Kings of Judah, 406
    Summary, 410

    XIII. ZEPHANIAH, 412
    Information About Zephaniah and His Times, 412
    Outline of the Book, 415
    Doctrinal Analysis, 417
    Critical Information About the Book of Zephaniah, 419
    Summary, 419

    XIV. NAHUM, 421
    Information About Nahum and His Times, 421
    Outline of the Book, 421
    Doctrinal Analysis, 423
    Critical Information About the Book of Nahum, 423
    Summary, 424

    XV. OBADIAH, 425
    Information About Obadiah and His Times, 425
    Outline of the Book, 426
    Doctrinal Analysis, 427
    Critical Information About the Book of Obadiah, 427
    Summary, 428

    XVI. HABAKKUK, 429
    Information About Habakkuk and His Times, 429
    Outline of the Book, 429
    Doctrinal Analysis, 431
    Critical Information About the Book of Habakkuk, 432
    Summary, 432

    XVII. JEREMIAH, 434
    Information About Jeremiah and His times, 434
    Notes on the Study and Interpretation of the Book of Jeremiah, 440
    Finding List of the Chapters of Jeremiah, 441

    Section I – Chapters of Jeremiah Pertaining to the Reign of Kings Josiah and Jehoahaz, 442

    Section II – Chapters of Jeremiah Pertaining to the reign of King Jehoiakim, 449

    Section III – Chapters of Jeremiah Pertaining to the reign of King Zedekiah, 452

    Section IV – Chapters of Jeremiah Pertaining to the Final Period of the Prophet’s Life, 457

    Section V – Chapters of Jeremiah Pertaining to the Last Days, 459

    Doctrinal Analysis, 462
    Critical Information About the Book of Jeremiah, 473
    Summary, 479

    XVIII. LAMENTATIONS, 480
    Historical Background, 480
    Outline of the Book, 480
    Doctrinal Analysis, 481
    Critical Information About the Book of Lamentations, 483
    Summary, 484

    PART IV, 485

    XIX. HISTORICAL SUMMARY: THE FALL OF BABYLONIA, THE RISE OF MEDIA AND PERSIA AND THE BABYLONIAN EXILE OF THE JEWS, 487
    The Decline and Fall of Babylonia, 487
    The Rise and Fall of Media, 490
    The Rise of Persia, 492
    Judah During the Babylonian Captivity, 493
    Summary, 494

    XX. DANIEL, 496
    Information About Daniel and His Times, 496
    Outline of the Book, 499
    Doctrinal Analysis, 521
    Critical Information About the Book of Daniel, 524
    Summary, 526

    XXI. EZEKIEL, 528
    Information About Ezekiel and His Times, 528
    Outline of the Book, 530
    Doctrinal Analysis, 554
    Critical Information About the Book of Ezekiel, 562
    Summary, 564

    PART V, 567

    XXII. HISTORICAL SUMMARY: PERSIA AND JUDAH FOLLOWING THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY, 569
    Persia, 569
    Judah, Following the Babylonian Captivity, 571
    Summary, 573

    XXIII. EZRA, 574
    Historical Background, 574
    Outline of the Book, 574
    Doctrinal Analysis, 576
    Critical Information About the Book of Ezra, 577
    Summary, 578

    XXIV. ESTHER, 579
    Historical Background, 579
    Outline of the Book, 579
    Examples for Living, 581
    Critical Information About the Book of Esther, 582
    Summary, 582

    XXV. NEHEMIAH, 583
    Historical Background, 583
    Outline of the Book, 583
    Doctrinal Analysis, 586
    Critical Information About the Book of Nehemiah, 588
    Summary, 590

    XXVI. HAGGAI, 592
    Information About Haggai and His Times, 592
    Outline of the Book, 596
    Doctrinal Analysis, 596
    Critical Information About the Book of Haggai, 597
    Summary, 597

    XXVII. ZECHARIAH, 598
    Information About Zechariah and His Times, 598
    Outline of the Book, 600
    Doctrinal Analysis, 608
    Critical Information About the Book of Zechariah, 610
    Summary, 612

    XXVIII. MALACHI, 613
    Information About Malachi and His Times, 613
    Outline of the Book, 614
    Doctrinal Analysis, 619
    Critical Information About the Book of Malachi, 621
    Summary, 622

    XXIX. JOEL, 623
    Information About Joel and His Times, 623
    Outline of the Book, 623
    Doctrinal Analysis, 629
    Critical Information About the Book of Joel, 629
    Summary, 631

    INDEX, 633

    LIST OF MAPS AND CHARTS
    A Simplified Diagram of Old Testament History, 42

    An Analysis of the Books of Kings and Chronicles From the Death of Solomon to the Fall of Judah, 43
    Beginning of the Divided Kingdom, 43
    Elijah the Prophet, 51
    Elisha the Prophet, 55
    End of the Northern Kingdom, 67
    Isaiah the Prophet, 68
    The Fall of Jerusalem, 70

    Chronological List of the Kings of Judah and Israel and the Approximate Dates and Periods of Their Reign, 71

    CHANGES MADE IN THE INSPIRED VERSION OF THE BIBLE
    1. 1st Kings, 241
    2. 2nd Kings, 242
    3. 2nd Chronicles, 243
    4. Jonah, 256
    5. Amos, 268
    6. Hosea, 280
    7. Isaiah, 380
    8. Nahum, 424
    9. Jeremiah, 475
    10. Daniel, 526
    11. Ezekiel, 563
    12. Nehemiah, 588
    13. Zechariah, 611
    14. Joel, 630

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    Topics: Old Testament Prophets, Interpret Scripture, Study Scripture, Old Testament Chronology, Kings of Judah & Israel, Analysis of Books of Kings & Chronicles, 6 Major Old Testament Doctrines, Assyria, Fall of Israel, Lost Tribes of Israel, Periods of Prophetic Fulfillment, Last Days, Babylonia, Fall of Judah, Babylonian Exile, Medes, Persians, Meridian of Time, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Ezra, Return of Judah
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    Title

    Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament

    Author

    Duane S. Crowther

    Pages

    656

    Size

    6" x 9"

    Binding

    Hardback with jacket

    ISBN

    0-88290-022-6

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