Sunday Morning Class: Words of Love

Sunday Class for Adults and Youth:  After Easter, the Sunday morning class for adults and youth will be
discussing the book Daniel and the Twelve Prophets for Everyone by John Goldingay. Sessions will run from April 16 through June 11, with a break for Memorial Day weekend on May 28.

The “minor prophets” are twelve Old Testament books, known simply as “the Twelve” or “the Book of the Twelve” in the Hebrew Bible. They are presented as separate books in the Christian Bible. “Minor” refers to
length, not significance. Roughly in chronological order, each of these short books gives a glimpse into the spiritual landscape and history of Israel, challenging the status quo through prophets called to speak on God’s behalf.

Reviewer Comments: Goldingay is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of many commentaries on Old Testament Biblical books.

After a brief introduction of Daniel and the twelve prophetical books, Goldingay launches into his commentaries. He includes his own translations of the Biblical texts prior to each section of commentary. He claims that his translations align with the literal Hebrew more than other

His pattern is to efficiently get to the heart of the matter in the commentaries and to elaborate on highlights he wants to emphasize. His commentary includes personal reflections and anecdotes from his
personal, family and vocation history.

The hybrid class sessions will at 9 a.m., live in the first classroom upstairs and on the same Zoom ID as the Sunday worship service. The book is available on most online outlets for as little as $5 and new on Amazon for $12.99. For PC(USA) loyalists, the it is available new from the denomination’s online bookstore through the thoughtful Christian for now at $14.30 (which is 35% off) plus $10.50 shipping.

Reading Assignments:
April 16: Introduction and Ch. 1-6 of Daniel, pp. 1-36
April 23: Ch. 7-12 of Daniel, pp. 37-62
April 30: Hosea, pp. 63-102
May 7: Amos, pp. 117-145 (skip Joel)
May 14: Joel pp. 103-116; Obediah and Jonah pp. 146-157
May 21: Micah: pp. 158-180
May 28: No Class—Memorial Day Wekend
June 4: Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah, pp. 181-212
June 11: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, pp. 213-260