The prophet Sophonias (aka. Zephaniah)

“Sophonias is very much a Saint of Advent. A purification of the people is to be had, he says, and this remnant that is so often mentioned are those people who had placed their trust in God and not fallen into idolatry; they would survive the great tragedy to come.”

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The prophet Osee (aka. Hosea)

“Infidelity will lose the people the Promised Land. But the forced exile of the people is also an instructive action, for it is meant to draw away from opulence and the trust in the things of this world, to draw them back into the wilderness, as when they had left Egypt long ago…”

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The prophet Isaiah

“Isaias is similar to other prophets in the usual condemnations: the people have forsaken the God of their ancestors and become thoroughly idolatrous, becoming comparable to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; their practice of the Hebrew religion is superficial and has become abominable to God; and they are morally corrupt.”

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