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Old Testament Writing Prophets

This blog concerns the OT writing prophets who wrote just prior to the first captivities and deportations (first by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians). I'm interested in discussing many things with others who may share or not share my views; to begin, would anyone care to comment on the sequence and approximate dates of the ministries of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah? (Even though Micah's ministry spanned the time before the first captivities and during the early part of the exilic period, for that very reason I'm very keen on studying him.)

My interest stems from a desire to have the opportunity to offer Biblical Studies tutorials.

Besides the 16 prophets whose writings are included in the 66 books of the protestant Bible, the OT regarded others as prophets (e.g., Gad, Nathan, Elijah, Elisha and Huldah, the prophetess (2 Kings 22:14), but they did not write. Many consider John the Baptist the last of the non-writing OT prophets. Fascinating as a study of these individuals would be, for now I am mainly concerned with the writing prophets.

In my view, the following list accurately represents the sequence and approximate historical dates when these prophets served (all dates are B.C. or B.C.E.). Does anyone care to comment or offer a different view?

Obadiah (850–840)

Joel (835–796

Jonah (784–774)

Amos (763–755)

Hosea (755–710)

Isaiah (739–680)

Micah (735–710)