This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. This article looks at the historical background of the Israelites (especially the northern kingdom) throughout the time of the prophets. Here the author focuses on the message of the prophets Amos and Hosea. The author shows how God was faithful in His promise of rebuilding the house of David in Christ.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. When God destroyed Israel and sent them to captivity it was not because He failed in His promise to restore Israel. Rather, it was through this action that God was beginning to fulfill His promise. He was paving a way for the true Israel whom He would gather together under one head - Jesus Christ.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. God in His wisdom guided the division of the Israelites up to the time they were taken to captivity. God did this to fulfill his promise of raising the true Israel. All of God's promises to Israel must also be seen in light of the spiritual Israel.