Augustine apparently first coined the designation “minor prophets” in the fifth century A.D. to distinguish them from the “major prophets.” The term “minor” is not used to indicate the unimportance of these books, but merely refer to the relative brevity of the writings when compared to the writings of the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc.). As Robert Chisholm states in his book on the Minor Prophets, “Though much shorter than Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, these twelve prophetic books proclaim significant messages, the theological import of which is by no means minor.”

 

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