ORDER AND TIME IN WHICH THE TWELVE MINOR PROPHETS FLOURISHED

 

1. JONAH Prophesied between 823 B.C. and 783 B.C. in the reign of Jeroboam II., king of Israel. See 2 Kings 14:25.

 

2. AMOS prophesied from about 823 B.C. to about 785 B.C. in the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in that of Jeroboam II., king of Israel. See Amos 1:1.

 

3. HOSEA flourished from about 809 B.C. to about 698 B.C., in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in that of Jeroboam II., king of Israel. See Hosea 1:1.

 

4. MICAH flourished between 757 B.C. and 698 B.C., in the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. See Micah 1:1.

 

5. NAHUM is supposed to have prophesied between 720 B.C. and 698 B.C., in the reign of Hezekiah.

 

6. JOEL is supposed to have prophesied between 697 B.C. and 660 B.C., in the reign of Manasseh.

 

7. ZEPHANIAH prophesied between 640 B.C. and 609 B.C., in the reign of Josiah. See Zephaniah 1:1.

 

8. HABAKKUK is thought to have prophesied between 606 B.C. and 598 B.C., in the reign of Jehoiakim. (He was the first prophet to go to God on behaf of man)

 

9. OBADIAH prophesied soon after 587 B.C., between the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, and the destruction of the Edomites by the same prince.

 

10. HAGGAI prophesied about 520 B.C. after the return from Babylon. See Haggai 1:1.

 

11. ZECHARIAH prophesied from 520 B.C. to about 518 B.C.; and was contemporary with Haggai. See Zechariah 1:1.

 

12. MALACHI is generally believed to have prophesied about 436 B.C.

 

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