Minor Prophets

In the Old Testament, God spoke through his prophets both about his plan for the future through the Messiah, and his will for their own day. This five-week course surveys the history and message of the Minor Prophets: Hosea through Malachi.

Course Length: 
5 weeks

Course Materials

Course Outline

  • Week 1
    • Hebrew Prophecy, The Day of Yahweh
    • God in Human History
    • Introduction 
    • Hebrew Prophecy 
    • The Day of Yahweh 
    • God in Human History
  • Week 2
    • Obadiah, Jonah and Joel
    • Obadiah: Betrayal of the betrayers 
    • Jonah: God is merciful 
    • Joel: The Day of Yahweh 
  • Week 3
    • Amos & Hosea
    • Amos: Judgment for exploiters 
    • Hosea: God loves his unfaithful people
  • Week 4
    • Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah & Habbakuk 
    • Micah: God Judges & Redeems 
    • Nahum: Judgment against Assyria 
    • Zephaniah: God is Sovereign 
    • Habakkuk: History is in the hands of God
  • Week 5
    • Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi 
    • Haggi: Build my house! 
    • Zechariah: Return to me and I will return to you
    • Malachi: Give God your best
  • Additional Materials
    • Selected Bibliography Egyptian gods and goddesses
    • An Overview of Israel's History From Division to Return
    • The Nations Around Judah and Israel
    • Paganism in the Old Testament
    • Poetic Devices
    • Idolatry in the Ancient Near East
    • Ancient Scriptures & Commentaries

Week 1 - Intro

Week 2 - Obadiah, Jonah, Joel

Week 3 - Amos, Hosea

Week 4 - Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk

Week 5 - Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi