The Book of Haggai

We know next to nothing about Haggai, except that he was a prophet to Zerubbabel and to Joshua (1:1).. . . Author Interestingly, the name Haggai could mean ‘my festal one’ (Rydelnik 2014:1405) or refer to a ‘feast’ or ‘feast of the LORD’ (Fruchtenbaum 2005:3;...

The Book of Zephaniah

Being the great-great grandson of Hezekiah (1:1), it is very likely that Zephaniah was from the royal house of David.. . . Author, Date and Locale Zephaniah likely ministered in Jerusalem. Since he ministered ‘in the days of Josiah’, the last good king of the Southern...

The Book of Nahum

Which book in the Bible is to some extent the sequel to the Book of Jonah? If the name of this book has the meaning of ‘comfort’ or ‘compassion’, why is it that near the end of this book it is asked, ‘Where shall I seek comforters for you?’ (3:7). This book describes...

The Book of Micah

Together with Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, Micah was an eighth-century BC prophet. Since the Assyrians were going to take the Northern kingdom (Israel) captive, Micah was urging the Southern kingdom (Judah) to repent — or face a similar judgement. The preaching of Micah...

The Book of Hosea

Together with Amos, Micah and Isaiah, Hosea was an eighth-century BC prophet to Israel and to Judah. While he ministered during the reigns of four kings of Judah (the Southern kingdom), Hosea ministered primarily to the Northern kingdom (Israel), including the reign...