Ecclesiastes Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Solomon DATE: ca. 935 BC The Hebrew title is Qoheleth means “one who convenes and speaks at an assembly,” or “an ecclesiastic,” or “preacher.” The Greek...

Song of Songs Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Solomon DATE: ca. 965 B.C. The Hebrew title for this verse comes from verse 1.  It is The Song of Songs, which means “the most superlative, or best, of songs.”  The English title,...

Isaiah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Isaiah DATE: 740-680 B.C. The prophet Isaiah was the son of Amoz, but nothing is known about this man. What we do know is that God spoke at great length to Isaiah and used him in a mighty way...

Jeremiah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Jeremiah DATE: 627-585 B.C. Jeremiah is often called the “weeping prophet” (Jer 9:1; 13:17) or the “prophet of loneliness” because he was commanded not to marry,...

Lamentations Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Jeremiah DATE: ca. 586 B.C. The term Lamentations is from a Greek verb meaning “to cry aloud.”  Crying aloud accurately describes this book, which consists of five melancholy...

Ezekiel Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Ezekiel DATE: 592-570 B.C.   From a priestly family (Eze 1:3), Ezekiel’s name means “God strengthens.”  He spent his early years in Jerusalem until he was deported with...

Daniel Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Daniel DATE: 537 B.C. AUTHOR: Daniel, from the Tribe of Judah DATE: 537 B.C. The Prophet Daniel, whose name means “God is my judge,” was from the Tribe of Judah.  He was taken...

Hosea Overview & Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: HoseaDATE: ca. 710 B.C.We don’t know much about the person of Hosea, but we do know his character.  Like his contemporary, Amos, he prophesied to the Northern Kingdom (Israel) at the...

Joel Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Joel DATE: Date Uncertain Joel’s name means Yahweh is God.  Most believe he wrote around 835 B.C., during the days of young King Jehoash (835-796) who was under the regency of priests...

Amos Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Amos DATE: circa 7:30-760 B.C. Amos was a shepherd and a fig farmer (Amos 7:14) in the southern village of Tekoa in Judah (a village 10 mi, or 16 km, S of Jerusalem).  God called Amos (7:15)...

Obadiah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Obadiah DATE: 845 or 586 B.C. Short but Powerful Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament, only 21 verses long. It’s also the least read book of all the books in the Bible....

Jonah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Jonah DATE: 760 B.C. Although some consider this book to be an allegory, according to 2 Kings 14:25, Jonah was not only a real person but a proven prophet from Gath-hepher near Nazareth. The...

Micah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Micah 700 B.C. Micah was a Judean from Moresheth.  He preached at the same time as Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea. While Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea were in the Northern Kingdom, and Isaiah was in the...

Nahum Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Nahum DATE: 663-612 B.C. Not a lot is known about Nahum.  We do know that his name means consolation and, interestingly, Nahum’s message was to be a consolation, or comfort, to Judah....

Habakkuk Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Habakkuk DATE: 606-604 B.C. HABAKKUK / AUTHOR: Habakkuk / DATE: 606-604 B.C. Nothing is known about the prophet himself, except that his name means “embracer.” however, Habakkuk...

Zephaniah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Zephaniah DATE: ca. 625 B.C.   We know from Zeph 1:1 that Zephaniah was of noble birth.  He was the great, great grandson of King Hezekiah, one of Judah’s godly kings....

Haggai Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: HaggaiDATE: 520 B.C.Haggai (whose name means “my feast”) was the first prophetic voice after the Babylonian Exile. He was a contemporary of Zechariah and is believed to have...

Zechariah Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Zechariah DATE: 520-518 B.C. Zechariah was the grandson of Iddo, a priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and Joshua (Neh. 12:4).  According to tradition, Iddo was a member of the...

Malachi Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Malachi DATE: 450-400 B.C. We know nothing about the prophet Malachi.  There is no historical record of him, nor is any genealogy given.  We do know that his name means “my...
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