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.
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.
An exploration of the turning points of Jeremiah's career, and how his prophecies of redemption gave Israel hope through its darkest period.
How Jeremiah used two great innovations to zero in on the essence of prophecy as he attempted to debunk his fraudulent competitors.
Overview of the entire period of Jeremiah, and a look at his prophetic initiation and early messages of repentance to the nation.
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.
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.
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.
An understanding of Isaiah's historical context greatly enhances our ability to understand his eternal prophetic messages.
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