Bible Classification of MAJOR and MINOR Prophets

Because the books of the Major Prophets are longer and include material with wide-ranging, even global ramifications, they are referred to be "major."

Apr 11, 2024 - 11:39
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Bible Classification of MAJOR and MINOR Prophets
Bible Classification of MAJOR and MINOR Prophets

Bible Classification of MAJOR and MINOR Prophets

The Bible is a well-organized book. There are history books, poetic books, prophetic books, laws etc. The fact that prophets in the Bible have been grouped into major and minor prophets has confused a lot of people.

In fact, some prophets of today have titles such as Major Prophet. Their understanding is that just as major appears superior to minor in pour common language, major prophets are senior to minor prophets in the Bible.

But the idea of major and minor prophets in the Bible is completely different. The following books are classified as prophetic books in the Bible.

Major prophetic books

·        Isaiah                 66

·        Jeremiah           52

·        Lamentations    5

·        Hezekiel            48

·        Daniel                 12  

The Twelve Minor Prophets:

·        Hosea                 14

·        Joel                       3

·        Amos                    9

·        Obadiah                1

·        Jonah                    4

·        Micha                    7

·        Nahum                   3

·        Habakuk                3

·        Zephania                3

·        Haggai                    2

·        Zecharia               14

·        Malachi                  4

 

Because the books of the Major Prophets are longer and include material with wide-ranging, even global ramifications, they are referred to be "major." The books of the Minor Prophets are characterized as "minor" because they are shorter and have more narrowly concentrated material, even though Hosea and Zechariah are nearly as long as Daniel. The Minor Prophets are nonetheless equally inspired as the Major Prophets, despite this. It is merely a question of God's decision to give the Major Prophets greater revelation than the Minor Prophets.

 

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