The prophetic books that finish off the Old Testament make up a big chunk of our English Bibles. And for many, reading the Old Testament prophets can be "weird and confusing." Just this morning I was talking with a group of guys who affirmed a certain struggle with reading these prophetic books. They said the books are harder to follow than other parts of the Bible, and there are lots of "huh?" passages.
One thing these guys specifically asked for (with no specific prompting from me) was a timeline to help situate the prophets historically. Where do different prophets fall in the larger timeline of Israel and Judah's history? I was able to update a chart I made a few years ago, and figured I'd make it available here for a wider audience.
My only disclaimer is that this chart is an APPROXIMATE timeline of the prophets. I really wanted to get an introductory sweep of the prophets on just one page - and so that "trumped" other layers of detail that would have offered greater precision.
With that said, see the "Old Testament Prophets Approximate Timeline" below!
Thanks to Dr. John Holmes of Grace University and Dr. Eric Smith of The Pillar Seminary for glancing over this and offering some feedback. The chart is better for their contributions, and any deficiencies remain my own. :)
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