Category Archives: Zephaniah

Completing Ben Zvi’s Commentary on Zephaniah

I finished Ehud Ben Zvi’s A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah. Ben Zvi believes that there were three stages of the Book of Zephaniah: a compositional stage, a pre-compositional stage, and a post-compositional stage.  At the compositional stage, … Continue reading

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More on Zephaniah Being Non-Literal, Different Images of the Remnant

I’m still reading Ehud Ben Zvi’s A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah.  I have two items for today: 1.  A topic that Ben Zvi continually discusses in this book is whether or not the prophecies of Zephaniah were … Continue reading

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Ben Zvi on Baalism, Ha-Aretz, Unfulfilled Prophecy, and Non-Literal Language

I’m continuing my way through Ehud Ben Zvi’s A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah.  I have four items for today: 1. On pages 66-67, Ben Zvi tries to interpret Zephaniah 1:4, which states: “I will also stretch out … Continue reading

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Identifying Additions to Zephaniah

In this post, I will talk about an issue that Ehud Ben Zvi discusses in the introduction to A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah.  The issue is this: What is the criteria that scholars use to attribute certain … Continue reading

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Zephaniah, Son of Cushi

I started Ehud Ben Zvi’s A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah.  I blogged about the introduction to this book a while back: see here. What captured my attention was something that Ben Zvi said on page 29.  After … Continue reading

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Money Does Not Equal Security

In one of my quiet times yesterday, I was reading Zephaniah 1:8: “Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’s wrath; in the fire of his passion the whole earth … Continue reading

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