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    1. The Minor Prophets The men who spoke for God

    2. Joel Prophesied either around 835 BC or 515 BC Ministered to the people of Judah Either early pre- or late post- exilic Used a recent locust plague to illustrate the Day of the Lord And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 2:32 3 Chapters

    3. Hosea Prophesied to the Northern Kingdom from 755-710 BC Pre-exilic Was a contemporary of Amos, Isaiah, Micah, and Jonah Married the prostitute Gomer Out of Egypt I called my son. 11:1 14 Chapters

    4. Amos Prophesied around 750 BC Although born in Judah, he was a shepherd sent to prophesy the impending doom of the Northern Kingdom (721) Pre-exilic A contemporary of Isaiah, Hosea, Micah and Jonah No other prophet bears such a wrathful message against Gods people For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. 2:6 9 Chapters

    5. Micah Prophesied to Judah from 735 to 710 BC From the rural town of Moresheth-Gath Pre-exilic A contemporary of Isaiah, Amos, Hosea, and Jonah The most hopeful of the Twelve He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you ? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 2:32 7 Chapters

    6. Jonah Prophesied around 760 BC Is entirely autobiographical A contemporary of Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah Pre-exilic The message of the book is not evangelistic But the Lord replied, Have you any right to be angry? 4:4 4 Chapters

    7. Nahum Prophesied against Nineveh around 660 BC Probably from Elcesei in southern Judah Pre-exilic Proclaimed the impending divine judgment that was about to befall the Assyrian empire (in 612) Forms a sequel to Jonah The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies. - 1:2. 3 Chapters The Holy Bible : New International Version, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984),The Holy Bible : New International Version, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984),

    8. Zephaniah Prophesied to Judah between 635 and 625 BC Of royal descent Exilic A contemporary of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Habakkuk Perhaps a catalyst in the final revival under Josiah The great day of the Lord is near near and coming quickly That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin. - 1:14a,15a 3 Chapters

    9. Habakkuk Was written between 612 and 605 BC Exilic A contemporary of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zephaniah Paints a picture of Judah that is strikingly similar to that painted by Amos of the Northern Kingdom The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. - 3:19. 3 Chapters The Holy Bible : New International Version, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984), HabThe Holy Bible : New International Version, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984), Hab

    10. Haggai Prophesied in the year 520 BC Post-exilic A contemporary of Zechariah and Zerubbabel Motivated the people to rebuild the temple. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the Lord Almighty. And in this place I will grant peace, declares the Lord Almighty. - 2:9 2 Chapters

    11. Obadiah Ministered either around 835 or 515 BC Prophesied about the judgment of Edom and the restoration of Jerusalem. Post-exilic The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head. v.15 1 Chapter

    12. Zechariah Prophesied between 520 and 470 BC A priest like Ezekiel and Jeremiah Post-exilic A younger contemporary of Haggai and Zerubbabel Encouraged the people to finish the temple. The most messianic and apocalyptic minor prophet Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey. 9:9 14 Chapters

    13. Malachi Prophesied around 430 BC A contemporary of Nehemiah Called the people of Judah to renew their allegiance to the covenant and temple worship Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. 3:1 4 Chapters