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Discovering Malachi
April 14th, 2024
Background InformationThis book was written by a man named Malachi. We know nothing significant about this man other than that he wrote this book. “By Malachi,” in 1:1, means literally “by the hand of...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Zechariah
April 7th, 2024
Background InformationThe author of this book is Zechariah (1:1). He was “the son of Berechiah and the grandson of Iddo, who was also a prophet (1:1). Zechariah began his prophetic ministry in the eig...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Haggai
March 17th, 2024
Background InformationWe know surprisingly little about the author of this book, the prophet Haggai. Though he is named nine times in the book (1:1, 3, 12, 13; 2:1, 10, 13, 14, 20) and twice in the hi...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Zephaniah
March 10th, 2024
Background InformationWe don’t know much about the author of this book, but he does identify himself by means of a genealogy (1:1), tracing his ancestry back through four generations. This is a unique...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Habakkuk
March 3rd, 2024
Background InformationLike other minor prophets, this book was written by a man whose name is also the title of the book. We know little about him other than that he was “Habakkuk the prophet” (Hab 1:...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Nahum
February 25th, 2024
Background InformationA man named Nahum (1:1) delivered this message, a man from the city of Elkosh. This city (later renamed Elcesi) was located in southern Judah, near Moresheth, where the prophet M...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Micah
February 18th, 2024
Background InformationThis book and message was given by a man named Micah, who lived and served as a prophet during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, the Southern Kingdom of I...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Jonah
February 4th, 2024
Background InformationThough the book of Jonah, the fifth of the minor prophets, is only 48 verses long, it provides one of the most controversial, fascinating, and well-known Old Testament stories. T...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Obadiah
January 7th, 2024
Background InformationObadiah is the shortest, smallest book in the Old Testament, containing only twenty-one verses. About the messenger, named Obadiah, we know almost nothing. His name means “servan...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Amos
December 17th, 2023
Background InformationGod provided the message of this book through a man named Amos. This man was He was from the village of Tekoa, approx. 10 mi. southeast of Jerusalem and 18 mi. west of the Dead S...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Joel
December 10th, 2023
Though not the shortest of the Minor Prophets (Obadiah and Haggai are one and two chapters respectively), the three-chapter book of Joel is still quite brief, consisting of only three chapters. And wh...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Discovering Hosea
December 3rd, 2023
This book begins our study of what are called the Minor Prophets. By “minor,” though, we do not mean “less important.” Instead, we are referring to those Old Testament books of prophecy which are smal...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller

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