Meaning of minor prophet in English:

minor prophet


  • Any of the twelve prophets after whom the shorter prophetic books of the Bible, from Hosea to Malachi, are named.

    ‘Habakkuk, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets, is merely three chapters long but powerful in its theology.’
    • ‘Hadn't he come back, the sot turned from his sack, chiding them with Nehemiah, Jonah, minor prophets?’
    • ‘As a child and teenager, I learned in Vacation Bible School that the Old Testament contains several books called major and minor prophets.’
    • ‘By dinner time I've memorized the themes and meanings of the names of all the minor prophets, as well as significant scriptures in each.’
    • ‘The minor prophets were less lit up by pride, closer to hunger.’