Question:

How many major and minor prophets are there in the Bible?

Answer:

The division of major and minor prophets come from the Old Testament. There are 17 books of prophesy in the Old Testament and they are divided into two groups: the long books (the major prophets) and the short books (the minor prophets).

The major prophet books are:

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

The minor prophet books are:

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi