In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


Following the five books of poetry and wisdom are the five books of the Major Prophets. The word major is in reference to the length of the books rather than importance when compared to the twelve books of the Minor Prophets. The five books were written by four prophets who prophesied from the time prior to the fall of Judah to the end of the Babylonian captivity c. 760-536 BC.

The themes of the four prophets are condemnation, warning, judgment and redemption. The nation of Israel fell to the Assyrians in 722 BC because of idolatry and apostasy. God also warned the people of Judah that he would bring judgment upon them if they did not repent. God showed His love and patience by allowing the prophet Jeremiah to warn them for forty years before bringing judgment for their unrepentant sins. Hope in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, would bring ultimate salvation and restoration.

The prophecies of the four prophets were for the intermediate and distant futures. Ancient secular history is witness to the intermediate future prophecies that were fulfilled between 605 BC and 60 BC with the rise of the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian and Roman empires. More important is Daniel’s accurate timing in his prophecy of the crucifixion of Christ. The restoration of Israel as a nation in 1948 is the latest prophecy to be fulfilled. The remaining prophecies will begin with the seven-year tribulation, which will usher in the second advent of Christ.

Isaiah – Warnings of Babylonian captivity; prophecy of the Messiah’s eternal restoration of Israel

Jeremiah – Prophecy of Babylonian captivity; the New Covenant through Jesus Christ, the Messiah

Lamentation – Jeremiah’s sorrows over Jerusalem’s destruction; his prayer for Israel’s restoration

Ezekiel – Visions and prophecy of judgments; rebirth of Israel; Russia’s destruction; the new temple

Daniel – Daniel’s seventy-week prophecy: Gentile nations, Christ’s crucifixion, the tribulation