DANIEL

Introduction: The Book of Daniel – The Prophet Daniel is the Old Testament counterpart to the New Testament “beloved” Disciple John – The prophet Daniel is the only person in the Old Testament to be directly called “beloved” Daniel is called “greatly beloved” three times – At a young...

HOSEA

Hosea 1-3 – Hosea is a prophet primarily to the Northern Israel Kingdom – Hosea will prophesy until the captivity of the Northern Kingdom by Assyria – The ministry of Hosea will be very similar to the later ministry of Jeremiah when 100 years later the Southern Kingdom of Judah is taken into captivity...

JOEL

Wikipedia.org: The Book of Joel is part of the Hebrew Bible – Joel is part of a group of twelve prophetic books known as the Minor Prophets or simply as The Twelve; the *distinction ‘minor’ indicates the short length of the text in relation to the larger prophetic texts [Isaiah, Jeremiah, The Lamentations of...

AMOS

Amos 1-3 – Amos is one of the early prophets of Israel his ministry was attempting to deal with the divided Israel and Judah as one Nation reminding them that they are both a part of the same plans of God — ‘Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of...

OBADIAH

THE MINOR PROPHETS – The Book of Obadiah – The name Obadiah means “Servant of Yahweh” literally “One who serves or worships Jehovah” – This prophecy has the distinction of being the shortest book in the O.T. PERSONAL BACKGROUND: The name Obadiah means "Servant of Yahweh" (literally -- "One who serves or worships Jehovah")....

JONAH

Jonah 1 – Jonah a Jewish Prophet is called by God to go prophecy to the Gentiles in Nineveh the capital of Assyria — ‘Jonah 1:1-2 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against...

MICAH

Introduction to the Book of Micah: “Micah the Morasthite” – Morasthite is thought to be a village near Nazareth – Jonah a fellow ‘early prophet’ is also a “Galilean” from the Nazareth area village of Gath-hepher – Micah is a contemporary in Jerusalem with the prophets Isaiah and Nahum – As a part of...

NAHUM

The Book of Nahum – Nahum stands in contrast to the book of Jonah , which depicts at an earlier time, Yahweh’s concern for even His bitterest enemy, Assyria – But now Assyria’s sin has “reached its full measure” (Genesis 15:16) – The...

HABAKKUK

Wikipedia.org: The Book of Habakkuk – The Book of Habakkuk is the eighth book of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible – It is attributed to the prophet Habakkuk and was probably composed in the late 7th century BCE (606 B.C.) – A copy of chapters 1 and 2 (of 3) is...

ZEPHANIAH

Book of Zephaniah: Historical Overview – Zephaniah calls God’s people to repentance and hope – Will you? Will I respond? Historical Introduction: Zephaniah the prophet prophesied during the reign of King Josiah who ascended his throne in 639 BC. at the age of eight years-old (2 Chronicles 34-35). The book of Zephaniah was written...

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