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Understand the Prophets Like Never Before with Amazing Insights from One of Today's Foremost Old Testament Scholars

For many Christians reading the Old Testament, trying to understand Israel's prophets is like listening to just one side of a phone conversation--you only get half the idea of it. You hear the answer, but how do you know what question the prophet is answering?

In The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets, John Goldingay uncovers the questions behind the prophets' answers that make their meaning and relevance intelligible to us. Written as a series of imaginary letters to the twelve Minor Prophets, The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets asks the kinds of questions that Hosea, Micah, Zechariah, and others were answering. The letters make clear the issues these prophets of Israel were dealing with or deliver the news they were responding to in their Old Testament writings. For example,

  • To Hosea: Why did you marry someone you knew might be unfaithful?
  • To Joel: It looks as if a locust epidemic is on the way: what should we do?
  • To Amos: What should we do about the war crimes of peoples around us?
  • To Obadiah: The Edomites have occupied our land and pushed us out: what's up with that?
  • To Jonah: When is God going to fulfill his undertaking to destroy Nineveh?
  • To Micah: Will God always be angry with us as a people?
  • To Nahum: When is God going to fulfill his undertaking to destroy Nineveh?
  • To Habakkuk: When is God going to do something about injustice in Judah?
  • To Zephaniah: What do you mean by "the day of the Lord"?
  • To Haggai: When is God going to fulfill his promises about rebuilding the temple?
  • To Zechariah: Should Jeshua be High Priest when he has been in an unclean land?
  • To Malachi: Why does serving God seem pointless?

These and other questions help readers peer behind the veil of Minor Prophets' utterances and unlock their significance for today's Christians. Each chapter:

  • begins with a brief paragraph of background about the prophet
  • recounts questions or reports that have been addressed to the prophet in the form of a letter
  • sums up message of the prophet responding to that question
  • offers a brief comment or explanation after each passage

The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets offers an imaginative, fun, and engaging way for students, pastors, and all serious Bible readers get a better grip on what is happening in these often misunderstood biblical books and get more out of their Bible reading and study.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.38 x 0.75 x 5.5 inches

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Understand the Prophets Like Never Before with Amazing Insights from One of Today's Foremost Old Testament Scholars

For many Christians reading the Old Testament, trying to understand Israel's prophets is like listening to just one side of a phone conversation--you only get half the idea of it. You hear the answer, but how do you know what question the prophet is answering?

In The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets, John Goldingay uncovers the questions behind the prophets' answers that make their meaning and relevance intelligible to us. Written as a series of imaginary letters to the twelve Minor Prophets, The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets asks the kinds of questions that Hosea, Micah, Zechariah, and others were answering. The letters make clear the issues these prophets of Israel were dealing with or deliver the news they were responding to in their Old Testament writings. For example,

  • To Hosea: Why did you marry someone you knew might be unfaithful?
  • To Joel: It looks as if a locust epidemic is on the way: what should we do?
  • To Amos: What should we do about the war crimes of peoples around us?
  • To Obadiah: The Edomites have occupied our land and pushed us out: what's up with that?
  • To Jonah: When is God going to fulfill his undertaking to destroy Nineveh?
  • To Micah: Will God always be angry with us as a people?
  • To Nahum: When is God going to fulfill his undertaking to destroy Nineveh?
  • To Habakkuk: When is God going to do something about injustice in Judah?
  • To Zephaniah: What do you mean by "the day of the Lord"?
  • To Haggai: When is God going to fulfill his promises about rebuilding the temple?
  • To Zechariah: Should Jeshua be High Priest when he has been in an unclean land?
  • To Malachi: Why does serving God seem pointless?

These and other questions help readers peer behind the veil of Minor Prophets' utterances and unlock their significance for today's Christians. Each chapter:

  • begins with a brief paragraph of background about the prophet
  • recounts questions or reports that have been addressed to the prophet in the form of a letter
  • sums up message of the prophet responding to that question
  • offers a brief comment or explanation after each passage

The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets offers an imaginative, fun, and engaging way for students, pastors, and all serious Bible readers get a better grip on what is happening in these often misunderstood biblical books and get more out of their Bible reading and study.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.38 x 0.75 x 5.5 inches

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Please allow 10 days for your order to arrive. You will receive a tracking number for your order via email. To keep prices low we ship via the US Postal Service. This means sometimes you have to wait a little longer to get your order but it's always worth it!

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Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

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You get a full 30 days to return your item to us. If it doesn't fit, it breaks, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you 100% of your order.

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