The Minor Prophets: Malachi

When God is silent, what do you do? When you feel trapped in the darkness of interminable night, how do you wait for the rising sun without growing weary? The book of Malachi, the last of the Minor Prophets, was written to a group of people who faced these very questions, questions that are just […]

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The Minor Prophets: Zechariah

Without question the most enigmatic book in the Minor Prophets is the book of Zechariah. Zechariah contains fourteen chapters, making it the longest book in the Book of the Twelve. The visions given to the prophet foreshadow similar visions given to the Apostle John on the island of Patmos and recorded in the book of […]

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The Minor Prophets: Haggai

One of the marvelous aspects of the Word of God pertains to its nature as narrative of historical events. The Bible is not a book of esoteric and abstract philosophy, and it is not a collection of moral aphorisms. Instead, it comes to us as a record of events that took place on the world […]

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The Minor Prophets: Zephaniah

Perhaps the least known book of the least known section of the Bible, the Minor Prophets, is the book Zephaniah. Zephaniah takes place during the reign of King Josiah in the southern kingdom of Judah (Zeph 1:1). Understanding the context of King Josiah’s reign is crucial to appreciating the significance of this prophecy. Josiah was the […]

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The Minor Prophets: Habakkuk

The book of Habakkuk is unique among the Minor Prophets. While most of the books written by these twelve men of God contain excerpts of their preaching, Jonah being a notable exception, the book of Habakkuk is a searching of the heart of a man of God. Reading Habakkuk is more like reading a journal […]

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The Minor Prophets: Micah

When reading The Minor Prophets, people are often confused by the context, wondering when the prophet lived and what was happening in the world at that time. The canonical order of The Minor Prophets is not chronological, which can confound readers as they jump from one period of history to another. In addition, some of […]

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The Minor Prophets: Jonah

          Editors Note:  Did you miss the start of Robb’s awesome series on the Minor Prophets?  Click here! While the Minor Prophets are generally unfamiliar to most American Evangelicals, the one book that we all know and love is the book of Jonah. Jonah has captured the imaginations of cinematographers, illustrators, […]

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The Minor Prophets: Obadiah

Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament. Since Obadiah’s introduction is so brief, nothing certain is known about either the author or the times in which he lived. In the Old Testament we encounter at least eleven different individuals named Obadiah, but none of them seem to match the prophet who wrote the twenty-one […]

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The Minor Prophets: Amos

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the first installment of Robb’s series  on the prophet Hosea, and last week’s on Joel. Amos was the prophet who was not a prophet. By trade Amos was a shepherd who lived in the city of Tekoa in Judah (Amos 1:1). He also was a farmer who grew sycamore figs (Amos […]

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