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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Hosea: Chronology of the Minor Prophets

3. And with respect to time, wherein they each prophesied. Their order.

The other difference is with respect to time. More specifically, some were illustrious before the captivity: others, after the captivity. Before the captivity, under Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, Joel appears to have prophesied as a σύγχρονος/contemporary of Elisha: under Jeroboam II, King of Israel, or a little before, Jonah: under Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, as ὁμόχρονοι/contemporaries of Isaiah: under Hezekiah and Manasseh, Nahum: at the end of the Kingdom of Manasseh, Habakkuk: under Josiah, Zephaniah, as colleague of Jeremiah: under Zedekiah, Obadiah, as a συστρατιώτης/fellow-soldier[1] of Jeremiah and Ezekiel: although others otherwise; concerning which more specifically in its place. After the captivity in the midst of the returnees Haggai and Zechariah flourished, with Malachi a little afterwards. Therefore, if from the times of each the order of all was to be established, it must have been determined differently by the collectors of the reading. Yet in that order, which the Hebrews hold as received from Ezra, or from the men of the Great Synagogue, or from others, we are going to attempt to compose.

[1] See Philippians 2:25; Philemon 2.

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