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A CHART OF THE MINOR PROPHETS.

 

Key Notes: Their times and messages in line with history.

Minor Prophet

Dates (B.C.)

Kings during

Themes

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Joel

830-810

 

plague of locusts

"...I will pour My Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions." 2:28

 

Jonah

795-775

Jeroboam II

salvation of
Assyrians

"And should I not pity Ninevah...in which there are more
than a hundred twenty thousand persons who do not know
their right hand from their left and much cattle?" 4:11

directed to Ninevah

Amos

765-755

Jeroboam II

judgment of
nations

"...let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an
everflowing stream." 5:24

 

Hosea

755-720

Uzziah, Jeroboam II

A loving
husband; a vagrant wife

"My heart recoils within me, My compassion grows warm
and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger. I will not
destroy Ephraim. " 11:8-9

 

Micah

735-700

Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah

Justice

"...and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice
and love mercy and walk humbly with your God." 6:8

 

723 B.C. Israel was carried into captivity by Assyria; scattered throughout the known world.

 

Obadiah

(?) 630

 

judgment of Edom

"Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, thence I will bring you down." 1:4

 

Nahum

650-625

 

judgment of Assyrians

"Behold on the mountains the feet of him who brings good
tidings, who proclaims peace." 1:15

directed against Ninevah

Zephaniah

635-627

 

judgment of Judah and the world

"...He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love, He will exult over you with loud singing, as on a day of festival." 3:17-18

 

Habakkuk

620-610

 

evil unchecked

"...the righteous shall live by his faith." 2:4
"Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines
...yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in...God...." 3:17

 

586 B.C. Judah carried captive to  Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar

"Surely this came upon Judah by the command of the Lord" IIKngs 24:3

 

Haggai

520-505

Darius the Mede

rebuilding the
temple

"Is it time for you to dwell in your paneled houses while this
house lies in ruins?" 1:4

 

Zechariah

520-490

Darius the Mede

rebuilding the temple;
visions of the future

"This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might
nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.'" 4:6
"On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David..to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness." 13:1

 

Malachi516 B.C. Second Temple completed in Jerusalem

 

 

Malachi

435-415

 

 apathetic Jews

 "For those who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness will rise, with healing in its wings." 4:2