Gilbert House Fellowship #172: 2 Chr 32-33; Nahum

THE DESTRUCTION of Assyria and the prophetic implications of its destruction are the focus of this week’s study.

Although the Assyrians had been used by God to punish the northern kingdom, Israel, for its apostasy, He saved Judah and Jerusalem through miraculous intervention. We discuss Hezekiah and his fall into destructive pride, the sin and repentance of Manasseh, and the brief reign of Manasseh’s son Amon, who obviously didn’t learn a thing from his father’s mistakes.

Then we analyze the prophecy of Nahum against the Assyrian capital of Nineveh and find surprising connections between Assyria and the kingdom that destroyed it, Babylon.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #171: Isaiah 59-64

GOD ALLOWED Assyria and Babylon to oppress His people because they had turned away from Him. In our study this week, we discuss Isaiah’s prophecy of a day when the world will come to Israel to bring tribute to the Lord.

We discuss the legal language as Isaiah recounts the sins of Israel, the difference between legalism and righteousness, more divine council references, especially to the deities known in the ancient world as Salem (Peace) and Tsedeq (Righteousness), and the ultimate restoration of Israel and Jerusalem, “A City Not Forsaken.”

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