Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Isaiah Through Malachi

Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Isaiah Through Malachi

by Theology of Work Project (Compiler)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619707504
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Theology of Work Bible Commentaries Series , #3
Pages: 135
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xv

Foreword xvii

Introduction to the Theology of Work 1

Introduction to the Prophets

Who Were the Prophets? 3

Situating the Prophets in Israel's History 4

Timeline of the Prophets 7

Isaiah and Work

Introduction to Isaiah 9

An Overview of the Book of Isaiah 10

God's View of Our Work 12

Worship and Work (Isaiah 1) 13

Arrogant Pride and Self-Sufficiency (Isaiah 2) 15

Exploitation and Marginalization (Isaiah 3) 16

Peace and Prosperity (Isaiah 9) 18

Life, Knowledge, and Wisdom (Isaiah 28) 19

Servant at Work (Isaiah 40) 20

Work's Ultimate Meaning (Isaiah 60) 24

Conclusions from Isaiah 26

Jeremiah & Lamentations and Work

Introduction to Jeremiah and Lamentations 29

Jeremiah and His Times 30

The Reluctant Prophet's Call and Job Description 30

An Overview of the Book of Jeremiah 32

Work-Related Themes in the Book of Jeremiah 34

Calling to Work (Jeremiah 1) 34

Goodness and Defilement of Work (Jeremiah 2) 35

Acknowledgement of God's Provision (Jeremiah 5) 36

Injustice, Greed, the Common Good, and Integrity (Jeremiah 5-8) 38

Faith in God's Provision (Jeremiah 8-16) 42

Work within a Balanced Life (Jeremiah 17) 44

Blessing the Wider Society through Work (Jeremiah 29) 45

The Goodness of Work Restored (Jeremiah 30-33) 48

Slaves Set Free (Jeremiah 34) 50

Taking a Stand at Work (Jeremiah 38) 51

Jeremiah the Poet at Work: Lamentations 52

Ezekiel and Work

Introduction to Ezekiel 55

Ezekiel's Call to Become a Prophet (Ezekiel 1-17) 56

Israel's Responsibility for Its Predicament (Ezekiel 18) 57

Israel's Systemic Breakdown (Ezekiel 22) 65

Where Does Success Come From? (Ezekiel 26-28) 66

The Call to Warn Others (Ezekiel 33) 68

Israel's Failure of Leadership (Ezekiel 34) 71

Israel's Covenantal Hope (Ezekiel 35-48) 74

Daniel and Work

Introduction to Daniel 77

The Big Picture of the Book of Daniel 77

Introduction: In Exile at Babylon U. (Daniel 1) 78

God Will Overthrow Pagan Kingdoms and Replace Them with His Own Kingdom (Daniel 2) 83

Sufferings, Yet Rewards, for Faithful Witnesses to God in the Meantime (Daniel 3) 86

The Humbling of the Pagan King (Daniel 4) 88

The Overthrow of the Pagan Kingdom (Daniel 5) 90

Sufferings, Yet Rewards, for Faithful Witnesses to God in the Meantime (Daniel 6) 91

God Will Overthrow Pagan Kingdoms and Replace Them with His Own Kingdom (Daniel 7) 93

Conclusions from Daniel 95

The Twelve Prophets and Work

Introduction to the Twelve Prophets 97

Historical Backdrop of the Twelve Prophets 98

Faith and Work Before the Exile-Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Joel, and Micah 99

Faith and Work During the Exile-Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah 107

Faith and Work After the Exile-Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi 112

Jonah and God's Blessing for All Nations 116

Conclusions from the Twelve Prophets 121

Bibliography 123

Contributors 127

Index of Names and Subjects 133

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