From the fall of Ninevah to the closing chapters of the Old Testament …
… this study concludes a review of the Minor Prophets (Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi). Beginning in the Babylonian Period and looking ahead to the coming of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ, these books wrap up a study of nearly 400 years. These prophets leave us with an unforgettable portrait of a passionate Father. Even when Israel and Judah detach themselves from Yahweh, He continues to pursue them. He loves them enough to do whatever needs to be done to bring them back to Him.
And He does the same for us. Indeed, we are all known intimately and love ultimately.
Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Part Two: The Pre-Babylonian Period (640-606 BC) NAHUM •Whatever Happened to … •The Sad Sequel •Nineveh and Me •Now That’s Good News ZEPHANIAH •Zephaniah and the Flood •Confronting a Killer (1) •Confronting a Killer (2) •Climate Change •The Prophets and the Gospel HABAKKUK •The God Who Understands •Staying and Standing •Living by Faith •Come What May Part Three: Exile (605-539 BC) OBADIAH •Living High and Falling Hard •Brotherhood and Betrayal •And the Wise Man’s House Went SPLAT! Part Four: Restoration (538-433 BC) HAGGAI •Fine Houses, but Little Food •A Job Well Done •I Am With You •Prized or Despised? ZECHARIAH •Past, Present and Future •Hope Is a Good Thing •A Charred Stick •The Glory of the Ordinary •No Substitutes Accepted •The King Who Shepherds •A Whole New World MALACHI •Is God a Hater? •Honoring the LORD Almighty •Everybody’s Talking •Justice and Judgment •The Glorious Exceptions Afterword Selected Bibliography and Websites
Also available, Vol 1 – The Assyrian Period
About the Author Bruce Green grew up in what was then the small town of Madison, Alabama — among cotton fields, red clay, and the aerospace industry. He is married to Janice, and they have three children and five grandchildren. They make their home in Opelika, Alabama, where he works with the 10th Street Church of Christ.