The Early Prophets - One Book, One Theme:
How Prophetic Purpose Can Explain Conflicting Content

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Sundays, 11:15 am Eastern

There will be no class on Sunday, February 11

As we present an overview of all four books of the Early Prophets, we will not discuss WHAT the book is about; rather our focus will be on WHY the book was written. In light of the theme that we uncover, we will return to review its specific contents.

Our goal is to provide not only an overview of the books, but also to arrive at a better appreciation of why each book was composed and what its meaning to the nation at the time of its composition was, as well as what its, and their, impact on the future generations of Israel might be.

We plan to dedicate 3 to 4 classes to each of the books.


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The Early Prophets #1 - April 23563.66 KBProphets #2 April 30 - Sefer Yehoshua the FIRST book of Neviim, or the LAST book of the TORAH393.02 KBProphets #3 May 14 - The Last Chapter of Yehoshua298.5 KBProphets #4 May 21 - Sefer Yehoshua & the Concept of Covenant308.8 KBProphets #5 May 28 - Sefer Shoftim - A book about Judges, or a book about Kings!248.44 KBProphets #6 June 4 - Sefer Shoftim - A book about Judges, or about Kings (Part 2) 267.89 KBProphets #7 June 11 - Sefer Shoftim A book about Judges, or about Kings (Part 3) 410.72 KBProphets #8 June 25 - Pessel Micha: Idol Worship or Idle Worship 371.43 KBProphets #9 July 2 - Sefer Shoftim: A book about Judges or Kings - Conclusion376.9 KBProphets #10 July 16 - Sefer Shmuel & Its Prophetic Purpose: Intro395.5 KBProphets #11 July 23 - The destruction of Shilo, and how it explains the destruction of Yerushalaim426.26 KBProphets #12 July 30 - Who was Shmuel: a Levite, a Kohen, a Shofet, or a Navi?468.08 KBProphets #13 August 6 - The Transition from Shoftim to Shmuel 497.73 KBProphets # 14 October 22 Shmuel - A Prophet, a Judge or a Leader 258.77 KBProphets #15 October 29 Shmuel - The Sons of Eli 531.09 KBProphets # 16 - November 5 Asking for a King - Shmuel Aleph chapters 8 thru 12315.91 KBProphets # 17 - November 19 Why Shaul loses his Kingdom because he WINS a War296.64 KBProphets # 18 - Nov 26 Shaul’s sin with Amalek – “shogeg” or “mayzid” An “intentional” or “unintentional” mistake509.84 KBProphets #19 - David and Goliath, David and Shaul 350.33 KBProphets #20 - The Rivalry between David and Shaul 322.21 KBProphets #21 What makes King David Eternal!513.09 KBProphets #22 - What Makes King David Better than Shaul507.09 KBProphets #23 - King David's Passive Rise to Power (Jan 14)520.2 KBProphets # 24 - King David and Jerusalem (Jan 21)652.62 KBProphets #25 - King David and Jerusalem Pt 2 (Jan 28)357.93 KBProphets 25 - King David and Jerusalem part 3 (Feb 4) 376.69 KBProphets 26 - King David and & Bat Sheva (Feb 18) 456.58 KB