Studies in the Minor Prophets is a seven volume commentary series on these twelve neglected but vitally important prophetic books. They are commonly called ‘minor’ due to their size in comparison with the larger prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, but this does not mean they are minor in importance. They reveal the low spiritual state of the people of Israel and their subsequent bondage to the Gentile powers.
However, these prophetic Scriptures go far beyond describing the history and moral state of Israel, the Holy Spirit who penned them declares the first and second coming of Messiah and His glorious kingdom.
This commentary series is non-technical—written with the everyday reader of the Bible in mind—yet it is an in-depth treatment with a verse-by-verse exposition throughout.
VOLUME 1 Hosea : God’s Faithfulness to His People The prophet Hosea had a tough assignment when it came to fulfilling the ministry God had given him—he was told to marry Gomer, an ungodly, unfaithful woman, and then use their relationship as an object lesson to describe Jehovah’s relationship to His people. Hosea’s and Gomer’s children would also become signs to prophetically describe Israel’s future. The unfaithful and idolatrous ways of the nation are revealed and condemned throughout the book, but God’s faithfulness to His people and their ultimate restoration is also prophesied. They would return to “David their King,” their long awaited Messiah in the “latter days.”
About the Author
For twenty-seven years Brian Reynolds operated a Christian Bookstore in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently he teaches and preaches the Word of God through an itinerant ministry regularly visiting assemblies and Bible conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He is also involved in the production of The Lord is Near Daily Bible Meditations Calendar as a compiler and editor, this calendar is now available in nine languages and is shipped throughout the world. He has written several books including Jesus is Jehovah and Joseph the Son of Jacob. Brian and his wife Kim have six grown children as well as a growing flock of grandchildren. His local assembly is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.