Know Your Bible – May 31, 2015

Ezekiel

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Ezekiel, an exiled Jew in Babylon, becomes God’s spokesman to fellow exiles.  He shares unusual (even bizarre) visions with the people, reminding them of the sin that led to their captivity but also offering hope of national restoration.

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Know Your Bible – May 27, 2015

Lamentations

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The sight of the disasters brought on the southern Jewish nation brings tears to Jeremiah’s eyes (“Mine eyes runneth down with water,” 1:16) and provides his nickname, “the weeping prophet.”  Lamentations ends with a plaintive cry: “Thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us” (5:22).

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Know Your Bible – May 26, 2015

Lamentations

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After warning the southern Jewish nation to obey God, the prophet Jeremiah witnesses the punishment he’d threatened.  Judah’s “enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions,” writes Jeremiah; “her children are gone into captivity before the enemy” (1:5).

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