Category: Minor Prophets

Questions and Answers on Malachi 0

Malachi – Questions and Answers

Malachi – The Last Book of the Old Testament The minor prophet Malachi, sometimes called “the seal of prophecy”, ends the Old Testament. God ordered prophecy should cease until the time of John the Baptist. The prophet is sent by God to reprove the Jewish people of the neglect of God’s Temple. Also he points to the coming Messiah. Are they talking about dragons in Malachi 1:3? Yes, I don’t know for sure what kind of animal they are referring to when they say “dragons”. The Bible does refer to fire breathing beasts from which we get the stories of...

Questions and Answers on Zephaniah and Haggai 0

Zephaniah and Haggai – Questions and Answers

Zephaniah The books of Zephaniah and Haggai are both minor prophets. But like all of the other minor prophets their message is major. Both Zephaniah and Haggai prophecy of coming judgement on God’s rebellious people partly because they were delaying to rebuild God’s temple at Jerusalem. What is a fish gate in Zephaniah 1:10? This was a gate of Jerusalem that was near the fish market. What does “lees” mean in Zephaniah 1:12? Lees is the crusted sediment of dried yeast on wine barrels. Here it is referred to those wicked lazy people who are settled in their undisturbed evil...

Questions and Answers on Zechariah 0

Zechariah Questions and Answers

Book of Zechariah –  Visions and Rebuilding the Temple In the book of Zechariah, the prophet Zechariah encourages the people to rebuild the temple of God and also foretells of the coming Messiah. What are myrtle trees in Zechariah 1:8? Myrtle trees are evergreen shrubs with small leaves and they give off a pleasant aroma. They are native to the Mediterranean area. What does a red horse speckled and white in Zechariah 1:8? A red horse symbolizes war and bloodshed. The red horses, speckled horses and white horses may represent different types of angels who do different types of jobs...

Questions & Answers on Nahum and Habakkuk. 0

Nahum and Habakkuk Questions and Answers

Questions on Nahum  Nahum and Habakkuk were both prophets of God. Both the books of Nahum and Habakkuk have only three chapters. In both of them destruction because of disobedience to God is foretold. What does “acquit the wicked” mean in Nahum 1:3? This means saying that the wicked are innocent. Does God stop doing things to His people that do not listen to Him in Nahum 1? He will stop blessing His people who do not listen to Him. If you really sin bad against Him He will bring chastisement to you. In Nahum 2:1-5, it sounds like a...

Questions and answers on Micah 0

Micah Questions and Answers

Micah 1-6 Questions and Answers The book of Micah with only seven chapters is one of the minor prophets yet his message from God is anything but minor. Among other prophecies he foretold that the coming Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. What does it mean “the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire” in Micah 1:4? The topographical landscape, specifically here the valleys will be cleft – split, divided partially into two – as easily as wax melts before a fire. What are the transgressions of Jacob in Micah 1:5? This was idolatry being practiced in the...

Q & A on Hosea 0

Hosea and Joel Questions and Answers

Minor Prophets –  Hosea and Joel Hosea and Joel are both minor prophets books of the Bible, but they both have some major lessons for us to learn. The book of Hosea has fourteen chapters and Joel has only three. The book of Hosea tells about the prophet Hosea and his unfaithful wife Gomer which he was to love unconditionally as a sign of God’s unconditional love to the nation of Israel. Hosea was to married to a whore in the book of Hosea 1:2. Why? The nation of Israel was determined to leave their God and served idols despite...