But despite his overall support for the reggaeloving mouse 52-year-old Zephaniah
said there's a lack of diversity on the show and with only West Indian characters it could become a "bit of a ghetto".
Another respect in which Zephaniah
's poem differs from Browning's is that it refuses to fit neatly into the conventional style and diction of traditional English poetry.
The exact historical setting of the Zephaniah
book is controversial.
There is no reason in principle why the main body of Zephaniah
could not have come from a prophet of the same name in the time of Josiah, but finally Sweeney's case fails to convince.
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Jeremiah 33:14-16; Baruch 5:1-9; Zephaniah
3:14-18a; Micah 5:1-4a
Swift, the presiding judge at Lung's trial, called excessive drinking a "frequent theme for the contemplation of the moralist, and the admonitions of the divine," and noted that he had often "borne public testimony against it in addresses to Grand Juries on similar occasions." "[N]othing new can be said," Swift admitted, even acknowledging that some considered intemperance "a worn-out topic fit only for commonplace declamation." But the severity and extent of the problem, Swift insisted, demanded that the "old arguments and considerations ought to be reiterated and enforced in every possible shape till a reformation is accomplished." Swift reported accurately on legal and clerical interest in ameliorating Connecticut's drinking problem.
The book closes with the itemizing of some major theological themes of Zephaniah
which include the concept of human pride, the close relationship between Yahweh's dealing with his own people and the nations, Yahweh's actions in redemption history, the `remnant' theme, and the `Day of Yahweh', seen as a day of both judgement and salvation.
The Minor Prophets were Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
, Haggai, Zechariah, and the author of Malachi.
describes himself as a "poet, writer, lyricist, musician and naughty boy" - and famously turned down an OBE.
BRUMMIE bard Benjamin Zephaniah
recalls ignoring instructions to bow in front on the Queen and declares he wouldn't perform in Buck House for even PS1million on my latest Not The Royal Wedding podcast.
MY interests are wide-ranging and I think we live in a time that has seen some incredible people like Martin Poet and actor Benjamin Zephaniah
above and, inset, as Jeremiah Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, David Bowie and Stephen Hawking, who is going to be remembered like Einstein.