Dr. Bill Creasey knows the Bible backwards and forwards. Through decades of teaching the Bible as literature at UCLA and through filling classrooms with avid Logos Bible Study students, Creasey has uncovered and interpreted every nuance of every verse. He unravels the books one by one, building on what has come before. In this lecture on Malachi, the final book chronologically of the Hebrew Scriptures, Creasey discusses why God hates Esau and why Malachi is in many ways a summary of what has happened in the Bible up to this point. Creasey approaches the Bible like an intimate friend, making it easy for listeners to fathom why he has been called "The Garrison Keillor of Bible Studies".
By 430 B.C. Israel is back in the land; the city of Jerusalem has been rebuilt; and the temple is operating once again. After the catastrophe of the Babylonian captivity one would think that Israel had learned its lessons. But, no. In Malachi, God levels eight accusations against his people, saying in effect: “I’ve got a number of bones to pick with you!” In the common Christian canon of Scripture, Malachi is the final book of the Hebrew Scriptures, ending with the promise of redemption through the imminent coming of his Son, the Messiah.