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Old Testament/Modern Day Prophecy

Using stereotypical language and style from the Old Testament, craft a prophecy to deliver on the capitol steps of Washington D.C. Carefully craft a prophecy which draws on the same kinds of concerns that bothered the Old Testament prophets. Pick issues in our culture today that have direct parallels to issues in biblical times.

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*Using stereotypical language and style from the Old Testament craft a prophecy to deliver on the steps of Washington, D.C. Carefully craft a prophecy which draws on the same kind of concerns that bothered Old Testament prophets. Pick issues in our culture today that have direct parallels to issues in Old Testament times

In both the Old Testament and New Testament God used genre to communicate His word. The genre used to point to prophecies was the announcement or judgment. (Klein, Blombert, & Hubbard, 2094). According to Klein et al, the prophetic judgment speech paralleled the political messenger speech of today. A common genre is a prophecy of disaster to individuals or nations (e.g., 2 Kings 1: 3-4; Jer. 28: 12-14).The scriptural verses emphasized the pestilence and barren lands that followed. Following the pattern of the genre of disaster, the messenger used the following formula: (1) the prophetic commission is given, (2) the situation is announced, and (3) the prediction given.

(a) A contemporary example that parallels these verses focused on our world crises with foreign nations:

(1) "Thus said the Lord, and then the ...

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This solution describes the stereotypical language used in Old Testament prophecy to a similar message delivered in modern day prophecy.

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