Habakkuk 2:6-11

Faith In God And His Character Is The Key To Living In TimesOf Violence And Perverted Justice! I. Why is Yahweh Unresponsive to My Prayers? 1:1-11                           II. Yahweh’s Response Concerning Babylon, 2:1-20                     …… Continue reading Habakkuk 2:6-11

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Habakkuk 2:1-5

Faith In God And His Character Is The Key To Living In TimesOf Violence And Perverted Justice! I. Why Is Yahweh Unresponsive to My Prayers? 1:1-11II. Yahweh’s Response Concerning Babylon, 2:1-20         A. Habakkuk’s Role and Expectation, 2:1        B. The Vision and General Indictment concerning Babylon, 2-5 1 עַל־מִשְׁמַרְתִּ֣י Preposition, Locative + Noun FGS Construct Personal…… Continue reading Habakkuk 2:1-5

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“In Times Like These”

Dennis O. Wretlind Introduction            You may recall the old hymn, “In Times Like These.” The lyrics connect well with today’s disturbing headlines: In times like these you need a SaviorIn times like these you need an anchorBe very sure, be very sureYour anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock! This Rock is Jesus, Yes He’s…… Continue reading “In Times Like These”

Habakkuk 1:12-17

Faith In God And His Character Is The Key To Living In TimesOf Violence And Perverted Justice! I.  Why Is Yahweh Unresponsive to My Prayers? 1:1-11 A. Habakkuk’s Questions, 1:1-4    B. Yahweh’s Responses,1:5-11     C. Habakkuk’s Theological Questions, 1:12-17 12                   הֲל֧וֹאInterrogative Particle + Negative Adverb, [are] . . . not? The rhetorical question expects the answer “Yes!”אַתָּ֣הPersonal Pronoun MNS, Subject N in Noun Clause,…… Continue reading Habakkuk 1:12-17

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An Exegete’s Question–Why?

Questioning the text is one of the exegete’s principle “stock-in-trade” procedures. 1 Peter 3:6 contains a participial phrase (μὴ φοβούμεναι μηδεμίαν πτόησιν) begging for an answer to a question, “Why include ‘terror’ (πτόησιν) in the verse?” The last term is defined syntactically as a cognate accusative of the inner object  (Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, 1996, 189-90) affecting…… Continue reading An Exegete’s Question–Why?

Money Matters

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency [footnote, or contentment] in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8, English Standard Version)  With this posting, I knowingly enter into what could be classified as “a lion’s den!”  “If it sounds too good to be…… Continue reading Money Matters

Habakkuk 1:5-11

Faith In God And His Character Is The Key To Living In TimesOf Violence And Perverted Justice! I. Why Is Yahweh Unresponsive to My Prayers? 1:1-11 Habakkuk’s Questions, 1:1-4Yahweh’s Responses, 1:5-11 5          Disjunctive asyndeton (no conjunction) moving on to God’s responses. See Bullinger, E. W. (1898). Figures of speech used in the Bible. London; New York:…… Continue reading Habakkuk 1:5-11

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Background of Habakkuk and 1:1-4

Introduction to the Book Title: Habakkuk may be a name derived from meaning “to embrace” but this is uncertain. Nothing is known about the author; what can be known must be gleaned from the book. Historical References and Date: 2 Kings 23:1-24:7 and 2 Chronicles 36:1-9 “It is generally accepted that the reference to the…… Continue reading Background of Habakkuk and 1:1-4

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