Who Was Amos? (part 1)

Who was Amos? Amos was a shepherd (1:1) and a keeper of Sycamore trees (7:14).  He was not the son of a prophet and was not formally trained for the office.  He was a member of the southern kingdom, but prophesied over northern Israel. What can you say of the city of Tekoa? Tekoa was … Continue reading Who Was Amos? (part 1)

Who Was Jonah?

The questions below come from Chapter 4 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll‘s “An Interpretation of the English Bible.” Who was Jonah and what was the time of his writing? According to 2 Kings 14, he was the son of a prophet named Amittai and he prophesied during the regin of King Jeroboam II in … Continue reading Who Was Jonah?

Who Was Joel?

The questions below come from Chapter 3 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll‘s “An Interpretation of the English Bible.” Who was Joel? Joel was a prophet, the son of a Pethuel, and probably a resident of Jerusalem.  Not much else is known about him. What the date of this prophecy? The date of Jeol's prophecy … Continue reading Who Was Joel?

Who Was Obadiah?

The questions below come from Chapter 1 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll‘s “An Interpretation of the English Bible.” 1. Who was Obadiah? He was an prophet of Judah, whose name means "Servant of Jehovah".  Nothing else is known about him. 2. What the theme of his prophecy? That Edom would be punished for taking … Continue reading Who Was Obadiah?

Who Were the Later Prophets?

The questions below come from Chapter 1 of Volume 7 of BH Carroll's "An Interpretation of the English Bible." Introduction – The Prophets in General 1. What section of the Bible are we studying? The later prophets 2. What can you say, in general, of the commentaries on this section? Generally, older commentaries are better … Continue reading Who Were the Later Prophets?

What Was the Assyrian Empire?

The Name The name Assyria is derived from the Greek name Ashur (a descendant of Cush). According to Genesis 10, Cush was one of the sons of Ham, and Cush begat Nimrod the mighty hunter. Nimrod was apparently a builder, as he founded Babel, as well as other important early cities in the land of … Continue reading What Was the Assyrian Empire?