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Prophet
Date Theme Prophecies
(Name Major Sins
(B.C.) of Book To / About
Means)

Edom had continual


Obadiah Day of the Lord.
Against violence toward Jacob.
840 - 830 (Worshipper Edom's Destruction.
Edom Edom cheered when Judah
of YHVH) Israel's restoration.
taken captive.

Joel Israel
Adultery, drunkenness,
830 - 750 (YHVH is Day of the Lord (Ten Tribes
idolatry, licentiousness
God) of Israel)

Sign of Commitment. Nineveh,


Jonah
780 - 740 Type of Jesus Christ. with implications Cruelty of Assyrians
(Dove)
Mercy to Repentant. to all people

Israel
Hosea Adultery, drunkenness,
765 - 725 Salvation (Ten Tribes
(Salvation) idolatry, licentiousness
of Israel)

Oppression of poor.
Amos Israel, Judah,
Day of the Lord. Sexual Immorality.
760 (Burden Benjamin and
The Eternal will roar. Wanton Luxury.
Bearer) all nations.
Corrupt law and men

The Eternal is
Micah just Judge. Samaria,
Lack of justice in land.
740 - 700 (Who is (Last prophet to warn Jerusalem,
Oppression
like YHVH?) Israel before All Nations
captivity)
Date Prophet Theme Prophecies
Major Sins
(B.C.) (Name Means) of Book To / About
640 - Nahum Judgment on Nineveh. Assyrians, Cruelty of the
620 (Consolation) Comfort to Israel primarily city Assyrians,
of Nineveh overstepped
boundaries

God's indignation.
Judah, Jerusalem,
640 - Zephaniah Who may be hidden? Spiritual
all Israel, all people
609 (Hidden by YHVH) Israel repents then fornication
about Day of the Lord
God saves them.

Aggression
and plunder.
God embraces Judah
Greed.
through destroying Babylon with
608 - Habakkuk Graft,
the Chaldeans. implications for
605 (Embrace) violence in
(Last prophet before all people
building.
Jerusalem destroyed)
Inhumanity
and Idolatry.

Neglect in
Zerubbabel, building
Haggai The restoration Temple
520 Joshua and the God's House.
(Festival) points to the Church
returned remnant Procrastinatio
n.

Joshua's filthy
garments.
Lack of
The coming of
Zechariah Zerubbabel, Judgment.
520 - God's Kingdom
(Remembered Joshua and the Lack of
480 preceded by
by YHVH) returned remnant mercy and
building of Temple
peace.
Living in evil
ways.

Priests
neglecting
duties. People
Be prepared for Israel (twelve tribes) chided for
420 - Malachi
the messenger and Israel of God divorce,
400 (My Messenger)
that is to come today (the church) adultery,
robbing God
and
criticizing.
Idolatry