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The book of the prophet Isaiah is one of the major prophetic books, and many consider it a "mini-Bible" of its own. Though chapter/verse markings were not part of the early copies, it happens that the 1st 39 chapters are more about judgment just as the Old Testament's 39 books are, while the last 27 chapters are more about consolation just as the New Testament's 27 books are. Isaiah literally means, "The Lord is Salvation", which summarizes the book. There is a comparison chart on p. 11 of the commentary.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/isaiah.pdf

The book of the prophet Isaiah is one of the major prophetic books, and many consider it a "mini-Bible" of its own. Though chapter/verse markings were not part of the early copies, it happens that the 1st 39 chapters are more about judgment just as the Old Testament's 39 books are, while the last 27 chapters are more about consolation just as the New Testament's 27 books are. Isaiah literally means, "The Lord is Salvation", which summarizes the book. There is a comparison chart on p. 11 of the commentary.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/isaiah.pdf
covenants chart https://photos.app.goo.gl/WMK2FM4URokLaUMZ7
two servants http://jesusplusnothing.com/studies/online/MessiahinIsaiah.htm
two comings https://www.thoughtco.com/rapture-vs-the-second-coming-700630

The book of the prophet Isaiah is one of the major prophetic books, and many consider it a "mini-Bible" of its own. Though chapter/verse markings were not part of the early copies, it happens that the 1st 39 chapters are more about judgment just as the Old Testament's 39 books are, while the last 27 chapters are more about consolation just as the New Testament's 27 books are. Isaiah literally means, "The Lord is Salvation", which summarizes the book. There is a comparison chart on p. 11 of the commentary.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/isaiah.pdf
Damascus oracle future view https://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/isaiah-17-an-oracle-against-damascus/

The book of the prophet Isaiah is one of the major prophetic books, and many consider it a "mini-Bible" of its own. Though chapter/verse markings were not part of the early copies, it happens that the 1st 39 chapters are more about judgment just as the Old Testament's 39 books are, while the last 27 chapters are more about consolation just as the New Testament's 27 books are. Isaiah literally means, "The Lord is Salvation", which summarizes the book. There is a comparison chart on p. 11 of the commentary.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/isaiah.pdf
Isaiah 3:12 https://godswordtowomen.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/gods_word_to_women1.pdf (p. 19, lesson 621)
Isaiah 7:14 https://knowingscripture.com/articles/is-virgin-the-correct-translation-of-isaiah-7-14

The book of Ecclesiastes gets its name from the Greek word for "congregation", but the Hebrew title refers to the teacher or speaker to the congregation. The teacher was possibly Solomon, and if so, it was likely written after he traded his wisdom for a huge harem of foreign women, and possibly after repenting. Its theme is the futility and meaninglessness of mortal life. All the teacher could conclude is that meaning is found only through faith in God and living accordingly.

The Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs) could have been written by someone other than Solomon, possibly even a woman, since it seems to be more from the woman's perspective. That is, "Solomon's Song" could mean the song ABOUT him rather than BY him. It's written as drama or at least a vivid love poem.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/ecclesiastes.pdf
http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/song.pdf

The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise sayings or teachings to live by. Think of them as micro-parables, with the shortness of each saying being helpful for memorization. Most of them are attributed to Solomon, but someone named Agur wrote chapter 30, and a King Lemuel wrote chapter 31.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/proverbs.pdf
video https://youtu.be/M-5GoQ9SvQ4

The Psalms, penned by at least 8 different people over many generations, are essentially worship song lyrics or hymnals. They cover the span of human emotions in relation to God, and are generally divided into five "books": 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, and 107-150. But the New Testament seems to indicate that they also contain some prophecy, the primary topic of which is the Messiah and his coming kingdom. See the commentary linked below for more details.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/psalms.pdf

The Psalms, penned by at least 8 different people over many generations, are essentially worship song lyrics or hymnals. They cover the span of human emotions in relation to God, and are generally divided into five "books": 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, and 107-150. But the New Testament seems to indicate that they also contain some prophecy, the primary topic of which is the Messiah and his coming kingdom. See the commentary linked below for more details.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/psalms.pdf

The Psalms, penned by at least 8 different people over many generations, are essentially worship song lyrics or hymnals. They cover the span of human emotions in relation to God, and are generally divided into five "books": 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, and 107-150. But the New Testament seems to indicate that they also contain some prophecy, the primary topic of which is the Messiah and his coming kingdom. See the commentary linked below for more details.

Resources:
commentary http://rickywong1029.familyds.net/2012_dl_bks/notes/constable/notes/pdf/psalms.pdf

The Revelation is a prophetic message received by the apostle John, while he was exiled on the isle of Patmos by the Roman emperor Domitian around 95 AD. It includes 300-500 indirect quotes from more than half the Old Testament, primarily Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Psalms.

Resources:
Commentary http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=27&pager=co
PDF of OT references http://www.johnsnotes.com/documents/OldTestamentReferencesintheBookofRevelation.pdf
PDF analysis of OT references https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8e7f/382029dd1f7b76ab573cd612e5e10595252a.pdf
Timeline http://nebula.wsimg.com/52b9940c87b94cc648e3d8a55f8b828b?AccessKeyId=D40106E1331C24ABD7C3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Revelation is a prophetic message received by the apostle John, while he was exiled on the isle of Patmos by the Roman emperor Domitian around 95 AD. It includes 300-500 indirect quotes from more than half the Old Testament, primarily Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Psalms.

Resources:
Commentary http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=27&pager=co
PDF of OT references http://www.johnsnotes.com/documents/OldTestamentReferencesintheBookofRevelation.pdf
PDF analysis of OT references https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8e7f/382029dd1f7b76ab573cd612e5e10595252a.pdf
Timeline http://nebula.wsimg.com/52b9940c87b94cc648e3d8a55f8b828b?AccessKeyId=D40106E1331C24ABD7C3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Revelation is a prophetic message received by the apostle John, while he was exiled on the isle of Patmos by the Roman emperor Domitian around 95 AD. It includes 300-500 indirect quotes from more than half the Old Testament, primarily Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Psalms.

Resources:
Commentary http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=27&pager=co
PDF of OT references http://www.johnsnotes.com/documents/OldTestamentReferencesintheBookofRevelation.pdf
PDF analysis of OT references https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8e7f/382029dd1f7b76ab573cd612e5e10595252a.pdf
Timeline http://nebula.wsimg.com/52b9940c87b94cc648e3d8a55f8b828b?AccessKeyId=D40106E1331C24ABD7C3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Revelation is a prophetic message received by the apostle John, while he was exiled on the isle of Patmos by the Roman emperor Domitian around 95 AD. It includes 300-500 indirect quotes from more than half the Old Testament, primarily Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Psalms.

Resources:
Commentary http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=27&pager=co
PDF of OT references http://www.johnsnotes.com/documents/OldTestamentReferencesintheBookofRevelation.pdf
PDF analysis of OT references https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8e7f/382029dd1f7b76ab573cd612e5e10595252a.pdf
Timeline http://nebula.wsimg.com/52b9940c87b94cc648e3d8a55f8b828b?AccessKeyId=D40106E1331C24ABD7C3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Revelation is a prophetic message received by the apostle John, while he was exiled on the isle of Patmos by the Roman emperor Domitian around 95 AD. It includes 300-500 indirect quotes from more than half the Old Testament, primarily Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Psalms.

Resources:
Commentary http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=27&pager=co
PDF of OT references http://www.johnsnotes.com/documents/OldTestamentReferencesintheBookofRevelation.pdf
PDF analysis of OT references https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8e7f/382029dd1f7b76ab573cd612e5e10595252a.pdf
Timeline http://nebula.wsimg.com/52b9940c87b94cc648e3d8a55f8b828b?AccessKeyId=D40106E1331C24ABD7C3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The letter from Jude, a half-brother of Jesus, is believed to have been written round 65 AD, though there is a wide range of possibilities. The theme is evil entities and the need to expose them.

Resources:
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=26&pager=co

The letters from John were written between 85–95 AD. This seems to be the same John who was Jesus’ “beloved disciple”, who also wrote the Gospel of John and Revelation.

The first letter has two main themes: combating false teaching (apparently a form of Gnosticism), and assurance of salvation. The second letter is more personal and just briefly touches on the topic of Gnosticism, while the third is about a particular false teacher.

Resources:
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=23&pager=co
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=24&pager=co
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=25&pager=co

The second letter from Peter was written shortly before his death in about 64 AD. While the focus of the first letter was persecution from outside, this one deals more with false teachers among the believers.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=22&pager=co

The first letter from Peter was written in the early 60s AD while he was in Babylon, which could mean the literal city or a figurative reference, mostly believed to be Rome or Jerusalem. Its overall theme is Christian behavior in a world that was becoming increasingly hostile to the faith.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=21&pager=co

The letter from James is probably the earliest of the Letters, written no later than 50 AD (since it does not mention the Jerusalem meeting of around 47 AD). This is believed to be the James that was Jesus’ earthly brother and not one of the original disciples. The content is relatively simple and practical and appeals to common sense.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=20&pager=co

The letter to the Hebrews was written between 49–70 AD but probably toward the end of that range. Its theme is the absolute supremacy and uniqueness of Jesus. Much time is spent on explaining the purpose and symbolism of the Levitical system and its fulfillment and annulment in Jesus. It's loaded with theological meat, making it an excellent one-stop resource for defending the faith against all sorts of false teachings.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=19&pager=co
covenants- https://photos.app.goo.gl/b6bLaYLd5GwYwB6E6

The letter to the Hebrews was written between 49–70 AD but probably toward the end of that range. Its theme is the absolute supremacy and uniqueness of Jesus. Much time is spent on explaining the purpose and symbolism of the Levitical system and its fulfillment and annulment in Jesus. It's loaded with theological meat, making it an excellent one-stop resource for defending the faith against all sorts of false teachings.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=19&pager=co
covenants- https://photos.app.goo.gl/b6bLaYLd5GwYwB6E6

This lesson combines two short letters from Paul.

The letter to Titus was written around 63 AD after Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome. These are specific instructions on how Titus should set up the community of believers on the island of Crete, the converts Paul had made earlier.

The letter to Philemon was written around 59–61 AD during the time of Paul's first imprisonment in Rome. Philemon was the master of the slave Onesimus. By Roman law, Paul could have had the runaway slave put to death. Instead, he leads him to Christ and then sends him back to his master.

(Apologies for displaying Philippians instead of Philemon for the 2nd part of the lesson.)

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=17&pager=co
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=18&pager=co

The second letter from Paul to Timothy was written around 64 AD, which is partly determined from the content, where Paul speaks of finishing his race and being poured out like an offering. So the overall tone of the letter is a last-minute pep talk, an encouragement and final charge for Timothy to do his duty and carry on the work.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=16&pager=co

The first letter from Paul to Timothy was written somewhere between 61 and 64 AD. It addresses how to deal with false teachers and how an established congregation is best arranged. Though it's often called a "pastoral epistle", note that Timothy is more of a church planter and missionary than a resident elder.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=15&pager=co

The first letter from Paul to Timothy was written somewhere between 61 and 64 AD. It addresses how to deal with false teachers and how an established congregation is best arranged. Though it's often called a "pastoral epistle", note that Timothy is more of a church planter and missionary than a resident elder.

Resources:
commentary- http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=15&pager=co

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