I found it a bit difficult to follow the storyline the books of the minor prophet presented even though I read them chronologically. I was wondering if there was a particular order they should be read for better understanding.
In what order would you recommend when reading the books of the minor prophets for better understanding?
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I find it best to match the prophetic books with the history as given in Kings and Chronicles.
J N Darby has a helpful chronological table in the preface to his translation of the bible (though, with genuine grief, I have to say that I cannot recommend his translation as it is not clear to me - from his prefaces - what Greek text he is translating) :
Zechariah . . . . . . King Uzziah of Judah . . . . . . .Zachariah/Shalum of Israel
Isaiah/Micah . . . . . King Jotham/Ahaz of Judah . . . . King Hoshea of Israel
Nahum . . . . . . . .. King Hezekiah of Judah . . . . . (Captivity of Israel)
Joel . . . . . . . . . King Manasseh of Judah
Jeremiah . . . . . . . King Josiah of Judah
Captivity of Judah
Habakkuk . . . . . . . King Jehoahaz of Judah
Zephaniah . . . . . . .King Jehoiakim of Judah
Ezekiel . . . . . . .. King Jehoiachin/'Jeconiah'
Daniel . . . . . . ... Nebuchadnezzar/Cyrus/Carius
Obadiah . . . . . . . .Zedekiah
Governors in Jerusalem after Return from Captivity
Haggai . . . . . . . . Zerubbabel
Zechariah . . . . . . .Ezra
Malachi . . . . . . . . Nehemiah
J N Darby also has the timing of the Kings and their length of reign, for example Jotham (of Judah) 16 years from 758 B.C.
1This is an interesting answer, I haven’t seen this idea before! Mar 15, 2022 at 13:25