Prophets

The 16 PROPHETS – 4 Major and 12 Minor

Isaiah

Hosea,

Obadiah

Habakkuk

Jeremiah

Joel

Jonah

Zephaniah

Ezekiel

Amos

Micah

Haggai

Daniel

Malachi

Nahum

Zachariah

Lamentations

The use of ‘major’ and ‘minor’ does not imply any judgement about the importance of the prophets. It refers simply to the length of the books in question. God is speaking through specific people, to bring about reason, hope and warnings to the people of Israel. Prophets were seen as ‘God’s mouth piece’, and when they spoke, people listened. Some were reluctant prophets (Jonah), but others knew God was with them from an early age (Jeremiah). Lamentations was probably written by the prophet Jeremiah.  Studying and reading the prophets can give us indications of how God speak to us today.