Full text of Zac Poonen’s teaching on ‘Book of Isaiah’ (Part 1) which is part of the popular series called Through The Bible.
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Zac Poonen – Bible Teacher
Let’s turn to the book of Isaiah. Now we come to the prophetical section of the Old Testament. We finished the historical section and the poetical section, which was Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon.
Now we come to the PROPHETIC SECTION, on from Isaiah to Malachi. And Isaiah and Jeremiah are the longest prophecies, then Ezekiel. So therefore, some of these are put first, and they call them Major Prophets, up to Daniel.
But in terms of time, I think it’s good for us to know, the details are mentioned here, usually at the beginning of each prophecy, during which kings’ time, like here in chapter 1, verse 1, when they prophesied.
So first of all, I’d like to give you a BRIEF OVERVIEW of the time at which these different prophets, that we’re going to study up to Malachi, prophesied in terms of time, so that you have an idea as to who all were living at the same time, and who all prophesied at the same time, then you compare their prophecies when you get time, and maybe you learn something spiritually from that.
Now we know the two great prophets, that we studied in Kings — 1 Kings and 2 Kings, were Elijah and Elisha. And they prophesied, these dates are approximate, about 875 years before Christ, and up to about 800 years before Christ. A period of about 75 years, Elijah and Elisha prophesied.