Includes historic art depicting some of the prophets. Explains the Jewish and Christian traditions of prophets and prophecy. ´´[A]nd I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.´´ (Deuteronomy 18:18) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ Legends of the Bible series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of the Bible´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The belief in prophets is as old as religion itself. Throughout several millennia, cultures across the world have attributed special significance (and sometimes great power) to those who they believe speak to their gods, from the Ancient Greeks to followers of Zoroastrianism. The tradition of prophets is especially prevalent in Judaism and Christianity, with prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah being among the most famous historical figures in the Bible. The Talmud labels nearly 50 people as prophets; the New Testament offers up many more, like the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist,;and other ancient texts claim there were thousands. In addition to interpreting and sharing the word of God with the people, ancient prophets also serve a variety of different roles in the Bible. God had prophets like Ezekiel and Jeremiah perform symbolic acts that foretold future events, particularly hardships that the Israelites suffered at the hands of the Babylonians and Egyptians. The abilities of the prophets to predict future events have become the primary ways in which contemporary society remembers them, which has ensured that the term prophet (which meant ´´spokesman´´ in Hebrew) is now part of the lexicon and means something far different from the ancient definition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037702/bk_acx0_037702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are witnessing things today that the prophets of Israel longed to see. God is fulfilling his word in our generation! If you want to understand what God is doing in these last days, you must understand what he is doing with Israel. It is here that the Bible´s prophecies regarding the end of the age will all unfold. Jonathan Bernis, host of the internationally popular television program Jewish Voice With Jonathan Bernis, with this fascinating book unlocks a greater knowledge about the last days. The audiobook explores questions such as: What crucial role does Israel play in the last days? Why is anti-Semitism on the rise worldwide, and what is at its root? What is the seed promise, and why is Satan so angry about it? What profound promise did God make to Abraham that applies to you today? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Seybert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002344/bk_hove_002344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures are not ´´minor´´ because they are less important than the ´´major´´ prophets, but because they are shorter in length: Isaiah is 66 chapters; Obadiah is one. Nevertheless, the Minor Prophets are dazzling works that penetrate deeply into Israel´s relationship with God, and by inference into our own relationship with God. In Hosea, for example, God instructs the prophet to marry Gomer, the village whore, who will continually betray him with other men: God wants Hosea to know how God feels when Israel, God´s ´´bride´´, continually betrays him. Jonah is a great ´´fish tale´´, the story of a prophet who refuses God´s command to go to Nineveh (east of Israel in Assyria, northern Iraq of today), and instead boards ship for Tarshish (as far west as he can go, in Spain, the exact opposite direction!); he ends up in the belly of a great fish, who then vomits him out on dry land, back in Israel (which only goes to show, you can´t keep a good man down!). You get the picture. For over 20 years Dr. Creasy stood among the top 2% of UCLA´s teaching faculty, and in this series Dr. Creasy offers one of his famous ´´flagship´´ courses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Creasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lgos/000725/bk_lgos_000725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hebrew Scriptures contain three major figures: the priest, the prophet, and the king. The priest stands between the people and God, and he speaks to God on behalf of the people; the prophet stands between God and the people, and he speaks to the people on behalf of God; and the king represents God in the affairs of the nation. Prophets are emphatically not seers who gaze into the future and predict far-off events; they are God´s spokesmen who always speak into their own historical context. Sometimes what they say may foreshadow messianic or ´´end time´´ events, but they always have an immediate historical reference. Consequently, understanding a prophet´s historical context is essential to understanding his message. In this series, biblical scholar and master teacher, Dr. Bill Creasy, explores in-depth the major prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah (who also writes Lamentations), Ezekiel, and Daniel. Isaiah functions as a prophet from 740-686 BC, during the time that Assyria defeats the northern kingdom of Israel; Jeremiah serves as a prophet from 626-586 BC, during the time Babylon attacks the southern kingdom of Judah and sacks Jerusalem (Lamentations is Jeremiah´s eye-witness account of the siege of Jerusalem, 588-586 BC; he is in the city during the siege); Ezekiel serves as a prophet from 593-573 BC, while living as a captive in Babylon; and Daniel serves as a prophet from 605-539 BC, while he, too, is living as a captive in Babylon. All four major prophets are brilliant literary works, each written within distinct genres, and each crafted in distinctive styles. There are many misconceptions about prophets and biblical prophecy, and in this series Dr. Bill Creasy sets the record straight with the penetrating insight of a seasoned literary and biblical scholar and masterful teaching that both instructs and delights! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Creasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lgos/000724/bk_lgos_000724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prophet, the fourth book in the Sons of Encouragement series, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Amos. Francine examines the life of Amos and his relationship to Israel during its prosperous years. Amos´ message and his relationship with God made him unpopular. But his challenge to those who were enjoying the blessings of prosperity was crucial then and is strikingly timely today as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009851/bk_reco_009851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history, personalities, and politics behind the book of Jeremiah spring to life in this presentation. The listener will come to know the tragedies and passions of Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s influence on the other great prophets of Israel is brought home and more importantly Jeremiah instructs the reader of today how to be courageous and wise in the service of God. Preachers will be able to draw upon Fr. Boadt’s numerous parallels between Jesus and Jeremiah and make their sermons and homilies more intellectually satisfying and spiritually uplifting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rev. Lawrence Boadt, C.S.P.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pssp/000048/bk_pssp_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to understand who Christ is, you have to begin by understanding what Jesus meant when he said in Luke 24:27, ´´And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself´´ (NIV). In Finding Jesus in the Exodus, biblical scholar Nicholas Perrin shows that the Bible´s story of the Exodus from beginning to end is filled with prophetic foretellings of the person and work of Christ: Moses as a great deliver and prophet The voice in the burning bush The Passover Lamb of God The unleavened bread The rock and pillar of cloud The red sea crossing The manna from heaven You will see all of these and more as examples of Christ in the story of the Exodus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001826/bk_hach_001826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.