#18 Ezekiel #2: Divine Perspective in the Book of Ezekiel

May 20, 2016

Ezekiel allows God's personality to shine through. The book portrays exile and redemption in terms of God's being driven from the Temple and then returned to a new Temple in the future.


#17 Ezekiel #1: Ezekiel as Prophet-Priest

May 12, 2016

The prophet Ezekiel stands out from all the other prophets in that he receives prophetically revealed laws and also regularly experiences the Celetial Chariot. In this class, we explore the roots of his uniqueness, focusing on how he merged his roles as prophet and priest.


#16 Jeremiah #3: Jeremiah’s Later Career (605-586 BCE)

March 17, 2016

An exploration of the turning points of Jeremiah's career, and how his prophecies of redemption gave Israel hope through its darkest period.


#15 Jeremiah #2: Telling False Prophets from True Prophets

March 10, 2016

How Jeremiah used two great innovations to zero in on the essence of prophecy as he attempted to debunk his fraudulent competitors.


#14 Jeremiah #1: Jeremiah’s Early Career (627-609 BCE)

March 3, 2016

Overview of the entire period of Jeremiah, and a look at his prophetic initiation and early messages of repentance to the nation.


#13 Isaiah #3: Isaiah and Hezekiah (chapters 36-39)

February 25, 2016

After the miraculous salvation of Jerusalem, why wasn't Hezekiah fit to be the messianic king? An exploration of halakhic faith versus prophetic faith and how these two dimensions created conflict between the prophet Isaiah and the righteous King Hezekiah.


Controversies over the Historicity of Biblical Passages in Traditional Commentary

February 21, 2016

Rabbi Hayyim Angel explores the powerful debates in tradition regarding how literally one must take the Bible in regard to faith-science, history, and the overall reasonableness of the Bible. He then attempts to navigate a middle ground to bring the camps further together.


#12 Isaiah #2: Missed Opportunities and Redemption (chapters 7-12)

February 18, 2016

King Ahaz makes a colossal error by becoming a vassal of Assyria. Despite the imminent darkness that will befall the nation, Isaiah's prophecies transform into light with the advent of the next king, the righteous Hezekiah. Redemption could come.


#11 Isaiah #1: From Silver Age to Danger (chapters 1-6)

February 11, 2016

An understanding of Isaiah's historical context greatly enhances our ability to understand his eternal prophetic messages.


#10 Kings #2: Solomon’s Reign as a Template for the Book of Kings

February 4, 2016

How the lessons from Solomon's reign permeate the Book of Kings and create a coherent prophetic message. Source sheet available on our Online Learning page