The scope of the Later Minor Prophets is broad indeed. Chronologically, they span more than four centuries from approximately 848 – 425 BC. Geographically, they touch Israel, Judah, Syria, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Assyria. Thematically, they explore such topics as love, mercy, compassion, wrath, judgment, holiness, obedience, disobedience, hope, repentance, and many more. Be prepared for more gripping and graphic portrayals of both God and man: Nahum’s stimulating description of God’s power, Habakkuk’s personal struggle with faith, Haggai’s no-holds-barred call to action, and Malachi’s piercing questions penetrating right to the heart of true spiritual living.
At the end of the Later Minor Prophets, spend some class time on a fun review game covering the prophets, judges and Old Testament characters.