Malachi
Introduction

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Contradictions
Injustice
Absurdities
Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance
Good Stuff
Family Values
Language
Prophecy
Interpretation
Science and History
Women

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces." -- Malachi 2:3

Malachi for Skeptics

The book of Malachi is anonymous; Malachi is just a transliteration of the Hebrew words for "my messenger.".

Here are some highlights.

  • God, for some strange reason, "hated Esau." 1:3

  • God also hates the Edomites, and his hatred will last forever. 1:4

  • He continues to demand animal sacrifices. And not just any animals will do. He is insulted when blind, lame, or sick animals are killed for him. 1:8, 13-14

  • Give glory to God or he will curse you. 2:2

  • "Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces." 2:3

  • When God spreads dung upon your face, you'll know where it came from. 2:4

  • God will curse you if you don't give him money and meat. 3:8

  • God will burn "the wicked" and the "righteous" will walk around on their ashes. 4:1-3

  • The Old Testament ends fittingly with these words: "lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." 4:6