The scope of the Early 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 gripping and graphic portrayals of both God and man: Hosea’s picture of God’s love for his adulterous people symbolized by the prophet’s love for his adulterous wife, Jonah’s portrayal of himself as a disobedient, runaway prophet pursued by a patient God, Amos’s colorful visions of God’s judgment that would come because of his continued disobedience, and Obadiah’s classic portrait of pride.
At the end of the Early Minor Prophets, spend time reviewing the entire set with a fun review game.