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Which of the following prophet/s ministered at about the same time as Jeremiah?

A. Ezekiel
C. Habakkuk
E. Daniel

1

Where did the majority of Jeremiah’s ministry take place?

Kingdom of Judah
Northern kingdom of Israel
Babylon

2

Which of the following best describes the time of Jeremiah’s ministry?

At the end of the divided kingdoms period, leading up to the fall of Judah and Jerusalem.

3

At the end of the reign of the kings of Judah, who was king when Jerusalem was destroyed?

Zedekiah

4

Where did Daniel minister as a prophet?

In Babylon

5

Who was the king that felled Jerusalem, and also placed Daniel among the wise men of his kingdom?

Nebuchadnezzar

6

Chapter 4 of the Book of Daniel records the amazing faith confessions of Nebuchadnezzar. According to a class discussion, when his statements are taken in the historical context of the day, what was so striking about these faith confessions?

A. Nebuchadnezzar was apparently replacing his belief in certain attributes of Marduk, a primary Babylonian god, and attributing them instead to Yahweh, Daniel's God.
B. Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful king of the world of that time, was humbling himself and acknowledging the sovereignty of the God of Israel.
C. Nebuchadnezzar seems to have accepted the religious and spiritual teaching and mentoring of Daniel, the prophet of the Lord.

7

Who was the king that saw the hand writing on the wall, and then was killed that very night, in fulfillment of the interpretive prophecy that Daniel gave?

Belshazzar

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When we look back at Daniel chapters 7, 8 & 11 in light of later history with God's people and the world, which historical figure matches most of Daniel's predicted description of an evil "Anti-Messiah," or "Anti-Christ" figure that was to emerge near to the end of the Old Covenant?

Antiochus Epiphanes (Antioch IV Epiphanes)

9

Another prediction of an "Anti-Messiah" or "Anti-Christ" figure is in chapter 9 of Daniel. According to in-class teaching, which historical figure seems to be a match for this evil person who oppressed God's people with violence and destruction? NOTE: There are different perspectives on the "who," yet both history and other Scriptures, including many in the NT, present a strong case for the figure mentioned in class.

Titus, who killed many Jews and destroyed the Temple in AD 70.

10

What was the “theological explosion,” as it was called in class, that Ezekiel realized when he saw the mighty vision of God at the Kebar River, while in exile?

God moves beyond the temple, and he's coming to his people!

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Zechariah :

Gave messages that became the book with the most messianic prophecy in all of the O.T.

12

Haggai :

Was a prophet of the Lord whose ministry stirred the leaders and people towards the completion of the temple.

13

Ezra :

Was concerned primarily with the restoration of the spiritual condition of the people of Israel, and worked as a teacher among them.

14

Zerubbabel :

Was concerned primarily with the restoration of the physical structure of the temple.

15

What was the primary task for which Nehemiah returned to Judah?

To rebuild the walls and city of Jerusalem.

16

Nehemiah is remembered as a great leader and an example of good spiritual leadership. He faced many obstacles. What best describes the weight of his troubles during his work back in Judah?

He was being opposed by surrounding people and leaders, who wanted to stop the work of rebuilding and destroy Nehemiah’s influence (and even his life).

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The Book of Malachi contains prophecy that brought both tremendous encouragement and strong rebuke to the Israelites, who had fallen back into sin and discouragement because of the delay in seeing God's promises fulfilled. What was the nature of the encouragement, especially from chapter 4?

God will one day burn up the enemies of the Lord, the godly will trample on them, and God will bring healing and salvation to his people.