The prophet Jonah is perhaps the most familiar character in the Old Testament. But beyond the bit about being swallowed by a large fish, it’s largely misunderstood. It is a story of Jonah, a wayward prophet, who in his disobedience is given a wakeup call inside a large fish. Eventually, he reluctantly does what he […]
You likely know the story of Jonah: He tries to run from God Spends a 3-day “time out” in a fish Is given a second chance Then does what God commands, albeit with a bad attitude He proclaims, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” Eight concise and direct words. He doesn’t use persuasive […]
Discover more about the 12 Minor Prophets: Jonah, Micah, Obadiah, and Malachi. Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah, and Amos. Plus Hosea, Habakkuk, Haggai, and Joel.
Most people scarcely remember their names, let alone having ever read their books in the Bible. It’s time we change this.
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The Bible is a book of books, 66 books* altogether, written over a period of hundreds of years by many different authors. These 66 books are divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains 39 books** and addresses the formation, existence, and demise of the nation of Israel, […]
A prophet can mean the same thing as a preacher. It can also refer to someone who has insight into the future or predicts future events, which is called a prophecy. Many books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contained their messages for repentance or predictions for future events. Many […]
Several books in the Old Testament were written by or about prophets and contain messages for repentance or of predictions for future events. Many of these prophetic predictions anticipated Jesus, though some had a more current focus, while a few looked at the end times. The prophetic books of the Old Testament are: Isaiah Jeremiah […]
The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament , and Apocrypha of the Bible, listed in alphabetical order. (See the list of books in biblical order.) Acts Amos Baruch* Bel and the Dragon* Chronicles (1 & 2) Colossians Corinthians, First Corinthians, Second Daniel Daniel, expanded* Deuteronomy Ecclesiastes Ephesians Esdras, One* Esther Esther, expanded* Exodus Ezekiel […]
The book of Nahum records the messages of the prophet Nahum. As with most prophets, Nahum’s message focuses on current events, but in this case for the people of Assyria. The capital of Assyria was Nineveh, so we can read the prelude to this book in the book of Jonah. Nahum, like Amos, addresses the […]
The Books of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha of the Bible. (See the alphabetical listing of the books of the Bible.) Books in the Old Testament Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1& 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song […]
Monthly Bible Reading Plans If you want to read the Bible in smaller bites, try our monthly plans: January: Luke (24 chapters); read about one chapter each weekday February: Acts (28 chapters); read one chapter a day March: Proverbs (31 chapters); read one chapter a day April: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First Thessalonians, and Second […]