A study regimen for preaching Zechariah’s night visions

I just finished preaching a short series through the night visions of Zechariah (Zech 1.8-6.15) and thought I’d do a post reflecting on the books I used and how they helped me in preparing for these sermons. Prior to starting the series, I worked through the Zechariah portion of the introductions written by Ray Dillard… Continue reading A study regimen for preaching Zechariah’s night visions

The Locust Plague/Army in Joel: More from the Eastern Fathers

A while back I posted a blurb from Isho'dad of Merv wherein he identified the various kinds of locusts in Joel 1.4 as references to individual kings of Assyria and Babylon.  I had one other quote along the same lines I thought I'd share - this time regarding the "northerner" in Joel 2.20: "I will… Continue reading The Locust Plague/Army in Joel: More from the Eastern Fathers

Avoid a Shallow Reading of the Minor Prophets

Christopher R. Seitz explains how: Attention to the canonical shaping helps us see that even the individual prophets belong to a larger history and sweep than they as individual were able to recognize at the time (and this pains Habakkuk when he does recognize it, in the transition from one age of violence, the Assyrian,… Continue reading Avoid a Shallow Reading of the Minor Prophets