Category Archives: Old Testament

Gilbert House Fellowship #215: Ezra 1-6; Psalm 137

THE PROPHESIED return of the exiles from Babylon is the focus of our study today.

Map of exiles return routes
Routes of the exiles who returned to Jerusalem from Babylonia (click to enlarge)

Under the leadership of Zerbbabel, who led the first group back to Jerusalem in 538 B.C., and with the encouragement of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, the temple was rebuilt in 515 B.C. We discuss the return of the people and the overwhelming emotions of the elders who wept when they saw the foundation of the new temple — something they probably didn’t think they would live to see.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #214: Daniel 12

PHYSICAL RESURRECTION is an aspect of Bible prophecy that’s not often discussed.

Today, we link Daniel 12:2-3 to Isaiah 26:13-19, Ezekiel 39:11, Matthew 27:52-53, and 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 to show how the prophets and apostles understood not only that we will be physically resurrected someday, but that the Rephaim — i.e., the spirits of the Nephilim (yes, them again) — will be “blocked” from this resurrection.

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