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Cross Ways: The Postexilic Period and Judaism

Posted on: September 8th, 2012 by Edward Lamberton

Pastor Hill leads this series each Wednesday at 7:30 pm, with a 30-minute video by the author, Dr. Harry Wendt, introducing each week’s study. Students gain eye-opening insights into the culture, traditions, and prevailing religious views of Jesus’ day, so that His message explodes with radical new relevance to our own time.

Section 4 covers the return from Babylon; the history of the intertestamental period; 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah; the postexilic prophets; Psalms; Wisdom literature; apocalyptic writings and Daniel; the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; messianic expectations.

SEP 5 1. Comfort for Captives: Isaiah’s Message of Hope to Judah in Exile.

SEP 12 2. 1 and 2 Chronicles: The Chronicler’s Message to Postexilic Judah.

SEP 19 3. A New Beginning: Events in the Early Postexilic Period; The Message and Work of Haggai and Zechariah, Ezra and Nehemiah.

SEP 26 4. Malachi, Joel, Ruth, Jonah, Esther: The Central Messages of the Books Listed.

OCT 3 5. Psalms: The Psalms in the Life of Ancient Israel.

OCT 10 6. Wisdom Literature: The Old Testament Wisdom Literature and Its Themes.

OCT 17 7. The Intertestamental Period: The History of the Postexilic Community from 538-4 B.C.

OCT 24 8. Apocalyptic and Daniel: The Nature of Apocalyptic Literature; The Message of Daniel to a Persecuted Judah.

OCT 31 9. The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: Jewish Writings 200 B.C. – A.D. 100.

NOV 7 10. Messianic Hopes: Messianic Expectations at the Time of Jesus.

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