Saturday, March 7, 2020

Christian Trivia Question #13 - Prophets

This one is 2 part with an extra credit.
The prophets of the OT are usually some very unique and interesting men.
They are commonly described as "Major" and "Minor" prophets.

1.  Name the Major and Minor prophets.

2.  What makes a prophet Major or Minor?

Extra Credit:    Provide an interesting thing you came across when reading about one of those prophets.


  1. Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

    Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

    The only difference between major and minor prophets is the length of the books and the amount of prophecy, and has nothing to do with each prophets significance.

    An interesting fact: Although many people shy away from the minor and major prophetic books due to their complexity of understanding, they give the most beautiful picture of Jesus as they foreshadow his coming.

  2. There are 16 prophetic books in the Old Testament – 12 are shorter, and 4 longer. The labels say nothing about the relative importance of the prophet or his message.

    The Minor Prophets who wrote over a 500 year period are (in chronological order):
    • Amos
    • Hosea
    • Micah
    • Zephaniah
    • Naham
    • Habakkuk
    • Haggai
    • Zechariah
    • Malachi
    • Obadiah
    • Joel
    • Jonah

    The Major prophets are: