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Title: Current Events In The Life Of Zephaniah


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Current Events In The Life Of Zephaniah
  • Please Sit To Right, Thank You!
  • The word of the Lord, which came to Zephaniah son
    of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of
    Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, King
    of Judah.

2
Chronological Order Of Prophets
  • (Obadiah and Joel first?)
  • Jonah
  • Amos
  • Hosea
  • Isaiah
  • Micah
  • Zephaniah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Jeremiah (and Lamentations)
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

3
750 B.C. Hosea begins In Israel
874 B.C. Wicked Ahab crowned King (Israel)
931 B.C. Israel Divides
755 B.C. Amos begins In Israel
735 B.C. Micah begins In Judah
874 B.C. Elijah begins in Israel
760 B.C. Jonah begins In Israel
Israel (N. Kingdom) conquered
740 B.C. Isaiah begins In Judah
794 B.C. Jereboam II crowned King (Israel)
4
Kings Of Judah During The Prophets
  • Uzziah (790-739)
  • Reigned 52 Years
  • Good King (2 Kg 153) who went bad (2 Chr
    2621-23)
  • Jotham (751-736)
  • Good king
  • Ahaz (743-728)
  • Very wicked king (2 Kg 162-4)
  • Hezekiah (728-695)
  • Very good king (2 Kg 183-4).
  • Israel destroyed during his reign.
  • Manasseh (695-642)
  • Possibly the wickedest king, went good in end.
  • Amon (642-640)
  • Wicked King
  • Josiah (640-609)
  • Very good kind

2 Chron 339-10
2 Chron 341-22
5
Historical Events In Zephaniahs Time
  • Zephaniah 1-3.
  • Diverse forms of worship
  • Remnant of Baal worship (14)
  • People worshiping things in the sky (15)
  • People worshiping both God and Baal (15)

6
Historical Events In Zephaniahs Time
  • Gods people were losing their identity (18)
  • Wealthy, agnostic, spiritually stagnant (112).
  • Didnt believe they were doing anything wrong
    (21).
  • People who couldnt take a hint (32)
  • Not humble (23, 10, 15, 31, 11, 12)

7
Lessons
  • Remind ourselves that anything can happen at
    anytime (112), teaching ourselves fear and
    humility.
  • Learn from the mistakes and consequences of
    others. (210)
  • God is surprised when we do wrong rather than
    being surprised when we do right. (37)
  • Gods judgments are blessings (314-17)
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