Understanding The Bible
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Clarence E. Mason's "OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS"
ZEPHANIAH
Expanded Appendix

 

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Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1970

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS
ZEPHANIAH: Expanded appendix

ZEPHANIAH ("Hidden of Jehovah")

Zephaniah prophesied in the reign of Josiah of Judah, from about 635-620 BC (Whitcomb).
See 2 Kings 22:1-23:30 and 2 Chronicles 34-35.
He was probably of royal lineage (cp. 1:1 - "Hizkiah").

OUTLINE
(Smeeton adapted)

  1. THE DAY OF JEHOVAH'S JUDGMENT - "IN THE MIDST" FOR JUDGMENT (3:5) 1:1-3:7
    1. Title 1:1
    2. Judgment on Judah announced and described 1:2-18
    3. Exhortation to repentance 2:1-3
    4. Judgment on surrounding nations - west, east, south, north 2:4-15
      1. On Philistia 2:4-7 (west)
      2. On Moab and Ammon 2:8-11 (east)
      3. On Ethiopia 2:12 (south)
      4. On Assyria 2:13-15 (north)
    5. Judgment on Judah reiterated. Jerusalem's awful moral state 3:1-7
       
  2. THE DAY OF JEHOVAH'S RESTORATION - "IN THE MIDST" FOR DELIVERANCE (3:15,17) 3:8-20
    1. Purification and restoration 3:8-13
    2. Joy of Jehovah in His people 3:14-20

 

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