1. Zechariah called the people to repent and return to the Lord. Without true spiritual renewal on the people’s part, rebuilding the temple was useless.
2. Peter cites and quotes from Isa 53:4–5, 9, 11–12 (“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth,” and “by his wounds you have been healed”) in 1 Peter 2:21-25 as evidence that Jesus is Isaiah’s suffering servant.
3. God commanded Hosea to marry a promiscuous and unfaithful wife, who subsequently gave birth to three children with symbolic names. Both the woman and the children were metaphors of Israel’s covenant unfaithfulness toward the Lord. Israel had prostituted itself by turning away from the Lord and following other gods.
4. Isaiah ministered in to the southern two tribes known as Judah.
5. The Lord commissioned Isaiah as a prophet in the year of King Uzziah’s death.
6. The ultimate fulfillment of the Immanuel prophecy in Isaiah was the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, who was literally God incarnate and who would preserve the line of David forever.
7. The Immanuel prophecy depicts one whose reigns forever.
8. During an extravagant banquet Belshazzar desecrated the temple vessels taken from
10. Habakkuk’s third question was:
11. Because of his strong preaching, Jeremiah was appreciated by kings, priests, and the people of Judah.
12. Nahum delivered his messages during the reign of Josiah around the same time Daniel commenced his prophetic ministry.
13. In Haggai’s final message the Lord promised to bless Zerubbabel who was the weak governor of Judah and a member of the house of David.
14. The questions in the book of Malachi follow the pattern of: (1) accusation, (2) refutation, (3) interrogation, and (4) conclusion.
15. According to Lamentations, Jerusalem’s fate was worse than that of Sodom.
16. In Isaiah, Christ is pictured as the healer of the nations.
17. Jeremiah told Judah that they would be able to resist the Babylonians. However, submission to Babylon was the only way Jerusalem would be spared from destruction.
18. During an extravagant banquet Belshazzar saw a divine handwritten message that appeared on the plaster wall of the palace. This message indicated that his kingdom had been numbered, weighted, and divided.
19. The book of Jonah is a two-part story. The first part of the book is about God’s mercy to His disobedient prophet. The second part of the book is about God’s mercy to the wicked people of Nineveh.
20. Hosea compared Israel’s unfaithfulness to spoiled grapes, a wild vine, a trained heifer, and a rebellious daughter.
21. The book of Lamentations is a series of five separate laments over the fall of Jerusalem to the __________.
22. Amos concluded his prophecies of unrelenting judgment with a message of hope concerning Israel’s future restoration. God promised:
23. In Isaiah, Christ is pictured as a suffering servant.
24. Habakkuk was a contemporary of
25. Amos opened his book of prophecies with the startling image of God as a ___________. Rather than protecting them, Yahweh would roar out in judgment against them.
26. Zephaniah highlights the judgment of God by detailing how God will reverse his work of creation and destroy all living things.
27. Ezekiel came from a priestly family, which helps explain his emphasis on sin as uncleanness and defilement and his interest in the rebuilding of the future temple.
28. The King of Babylon has a dream about four empires that is only successfully interpreted by Daniel.
29. The name Immanuel means “God for us.”
30. Jonah is scandalized that the Lord would show the same grace he has shown to Israel to the people of Nineveh.
31. Ezekiel’s vision of _____________ confirmed the Lord’s promise to restore and spiritually renew the people of Israel.
32. Like a con artist, Nineveh had seduced other nations into alliances and then had
33. betrayed them because of her greed and lust for wealth.
34. Micah likened the greed and disagreed of Israel’s leaders for the poor to cannibals that chopped the people up and made them into stew.
35. Zephaniah’s preaching thus helped influence perhaps the greatest revival in Judah’s history.
36. In Zechariah, the Lord promised that He would “return” to His people if they would “return” to Him.
37. Rather than rejoicing in his successful preaching mission and the salvation of the Ninevites, Jonah was angered that the Lord spared the city.
38. The king and people of Nineveh took Jonah’s warning of destruction seriously and expressed their repentance by fasting from food and drink, wearing sackcloth, crying out to God, and turning from their violent behavior.
39. Jeremiah prophesied until Judah’s last days as a nation and warned of the coming Babylonian exile as the Lord’s punishment for Judah’s sins.
40. Daniel and his three friends were given Babylonian names in order to acclimate them to Babylonian life and culture.
41. In Malachi, God denounces His people by raising the question of
42. Ezekiel also delivered a series of oracles against Egypt.
43. Lamentations 1–4 are acrostic poems.
44. One lament in Lamentations features a beleaguered individual who probably is the personification of the city of Jerusalem.
45. Luke 22:37 quotes from Isa 53:12 (“And he was numbered with the transgressors”) as evidence that Jesus is Isaiah’s suffering servant.
46. During Hosea’s life Israel’s political size and economic stability increased, these were not indicators of spiritual vitality.
47. According to Micah, the Lord was angry that social injustice became common in Israel. He was worried this would soon spread to Judah.
48. In the Zechariah third vision he saw a man with a measuring rod, surveying Jerusalem in preparation for the rebuilding of its walls.
49. Jesus quoted from both “halves” of Isaiah and attributed them to Isaiah the prophet.
50. In his first vision, Zechariah saw a flying scroll that measured thirty feet by fifteen feet and was covered with written curses against those who had broken God’s commandments
51. Amos concluded his prophecies of unrelenting judgment with a message of hope concerning Israel’s future restoration. God promised:
52. The poems in the book of Lamentations most closely resemble the communal laments in the _____________.