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Minor Prophets
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The Minor Prophets, or Book of the Twelve (Gk. Dōdekaprophēton; Lat. Prophetae Minores, first so designated by Augustine, De civ. Dei 18.29), conclude the second part of the canon (§1) in the Hebrew Bible, namely, the Prophets. Unlike the tradition of the Reformation, the older tradition understands the 12 writings as a single book (see Sir. 49:10; B. Bat. 14b/15a) and organizes them according to a chronological principle. The first group includes the prophets dating (either actually or allegedly) to the eighth century: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, an…

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Mommer, Peter, “Minor Prophets”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M521>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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