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Book of Zephaniah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book of
Zephaniah, Book of The ninth prophet in the Book of the Twelve in the Hebrew Bible or the Minor Prophets in the English Old Testament. Prophesies that the coming day of the Lord would be a time of judgment and salvation for Judah and the nations.
Zephaniah, Book of, Critical Issues
Zephaniah, Book of, Critical Issues Overviews the critical issues concerning the prophetic book of Zephaniah, including the date and setting of the book, methodological debates, approaches to outlining the content, and the text’s role in the twelve Minor Prophets.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book of
ZEPHANIAH, BOOK OF. The ninth book of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the OT, containing the oracles of the prophet Zephaniah. Zephaniah was a Judahite prophet active during the reign of Josiah (640–609 b.c.e.), probably before the reforms undertaken by Josiah as a result of the declining power of Assyria.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zephaniah, Book of
Zephaniah, Book of Zephaniah (Heb. ep̱anyâ; LXX Sophonias) is the last of the nine minor prophets written before the Exile. Its main features are clear, so that there has been relatively little scholarly debate over the book. Nevertheless, this brief book is well worth careful study for its vigorous
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book of
ZEPHANIAH, BOOK OF One of the books of the Minor Prophets in the OT.PreviewAuthorDate, Origin, and DestinationBackgroundPurpose and TeachingContentAuthor According to the editorial heading (Zep 1:1), Zephaniah prophesied during the reign of Josiah (640–609 bc). His family tree is given in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zephaniah, Book Of
Zephaniah, book of, the ninth part of the Book of the Twelve in the Nevi’im, or Prophets section, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). In the Christian ot, Zephaniah is the ninth of the Minor Prophets. It presents an oracle of judgment followed by promises of salvation.Structure: Sweeney argues for a two-part
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zephaniah, Book of (Writing)
ZEPHANIAH, BOOK OF. This book is the ninth of the Minor Prophets. It is pre-eminently concerned with the Day of Yahweh, which had earlier appeared as a factor in the prophecies of Amos (Am. 5:18–20).Zephaniah, however, made the Day of Yahweh his central message. The visions of the Day of Yahweh subsequently
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zephaniah, Book Of
Zephaniah, Book ofOne of the Minor Prophets, attributed to the prophet Zephaniah who ministered during the latter decades of the 7th century. This brief book of three chapters is notable for its single-minded focus on the day of the Lord and for parallels to other OT prophetic books, particularly the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book of (Writing)
Zephaniah, Book of. †A book of the Minor Prophets, ninth in the Book of the Twelve.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book Of
ZEPHANIAH, BOOK OF The ninth of the twelve minor prophets. Zephaniah exercised his ministry in the second half of the seventh century b.c., during the reign of King Josiah. The period was one of widespread idolatry, superstition, and religious degradation, and Zephaniah prophesied the Lord’s impending
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Zephaniah, Book of
Zephaniah, Book of. One of the *Minor Prophets. This prophecy claims to have been delivered by Zephaniah, a descendant of (King?) Hezekiah, in the reign of Josiah, King of Judah (d. c. 608 bc). The prophet announces the approaching judgement of all nations including Judah in the coming Day of the Lord,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zephaniah, Book of (Writing)
ZEPHANIAH, BOOK OF. One of the minor prophets, whose name in Heb. means “Jehovah hides, or protects.” He was likely a great-grandson of Hezekiah (Zeph. 1:1). The allusion to “king” has caused some critics such as Aage Bentzen (Introduction [1949], 2:154) to deny this. If he was not related to Hezekiah,
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