Although the shortest of the major prophets, Daniel is referred to in New Testament prophetic passages more than any other Old Testament book. It also contains more fulfilled prophecies than any other book in the Bible." - Max Anders; Kenneth Gangel
Book of Hosea, also spelled Osee, the first of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, considered as one book, The Twelve, in the Jewish canon. The book of Hosea strengthens our faith in God’s inspired prophecies. Everything that Hosea prophesied came true.
Book of Joel, second of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets. Some commentators have claimed that Joel is a prophet of darkness and gloom. But, when we look at Joel's book from the point of view of God’s people, he emerges as the proclaimer of grand tidings of salvation.
"Amos painted equally interesting headlines for the Northern Kingdom (Israel), to whom he proclaimed God's message. He announced God's capture and punishment of each of the nations surrounding Israel. You can hear Israel shout, “Amen!” as the prophet calls the name of each nation. Then the prophet added one more name to the list—Israel. God's people find themselves on the list of God's most-wanted enemies." - Trent Butler
The Book of Obadiah is prophecy concerning the divine judgment of Edom and the restoration of Israel. The text consists of a single chapter, divided into 21 verses, making it the shortest book in the Hebrew Bible.
"Micah [was] an unsophisticated young man from the Judean countryside, he never imagined he would rub shoulders with kings, prophets, and priests. He certainly did not expect that he would be God's servant to influence the history of his country. But God sent him to preach, and he obeyed." - Trent Butler
"Nahum's message is one of judgment but also one of hope and deliverance for God's people. The Northern Kingdom (ten northern tribes) had been totally annihilated by Assyria. Over fifty thousand captives had been dragged away from their homes to other lands. Judah (the two tribes in the south) survived but had lived “under the thumb” of Assyria for a hundred years. Now God promised that soon their oppressor would be destroyed." - Stephen Miller
"Habakkuk came face-to-face with some of life's mysteries as well. In this little prophecy we will come to learn more about the ways of God and our attitude in every circumstance of life." Stephen Miller
Although Zephaniah lived more than twenty-six hundred years ago, his prophecy contains a timely message for our modern world. God does not change. He is a jealous God who demands that we worship him alone and a holy God who requires that we be holy. He is merciful and forgives, but unrepentant sin will bring his judgment. For the penitent God promises a glorious future.” – Stephen Miller