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12 Minor Prophets

My pastor mentioned the 12 minor prophets during his sermon. Who are these minor prophets and what did they do? Are they in the Bible?

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Hi Jack,

Jonah is also considered a minor prophet.

Jack is correct. They are minor prophets only due to the size of their writings, but their message is still just as important.

Lord bless you all,
---trey on 12/20/07

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

They are called "minor" because their books are mostly shorter than the others (called "major") and were originally written all on one scroll.
---Jack on 12/19/07

The Books of the Prophets in the Bible are divided into two (2) groups Four (4) Major. Prophets : Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and twelve (12)Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The Books of the Major Prophets are not more important they are only longer.

Most of the minor prophets preached during the times of the kings of Israel and Judah. They each authored the Book of the Bible which is named after them.
---rosan8657 on 3/15/07

**but no one is reading them because they have been down graded to minor prophet.**

Where did you get the idea nobody was reading them, Henry?

And where did you get the idea that calling them "minor" or "lesser" (in some places) was downgrading them? It's merely a label used to refer to them collectively, that's all.
---Jack on 3/14/07

Minor prophets are in the Bible. The books are small, But just as importance as the Majors. [Don't discount them, please.]
---catherine on 3/14/07

so they are "minor" prophets only because their books are small. That's not fair. I'm sure a few of those guy said some cool stuff, but no one is reading them because they have been down graded to minor prophet.
---henry on 3/14/07

There are no distinctions in the Mind of God such as minor and major prophets of God. That is the reasoning of man. All of God's prophets are equal to Him
---james on 3/14/07

Jack - You only named 11 of the 12 minor prophets. Who is the other one?
---Helen_5378 on 3/14/07

Thanks Jack.
---Ted on 3/13/07

Does anyone know what each of the minor prophets was famous for?
---Ted on 3/13/07

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