Chronology of the Prophets in the Old Testament

Deuteronomy 18 - "And if you say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?'--"when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken"

The prophets of ancient Israel spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses their great leader warned the people of Israel not to disobey the LORD or else:

Deuteronomy 28:49-50 - "The LORD will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose language you will not understand; a nation of fierce facial expressions, that doesn't respect the elderly, nor show favor to the young."

Jesus confirmed all of the events mentioned in the Old Testament (Luke 11:49-51).

Below is a list of the prophets with dates, kings and historical events regarding Israel and her prophets.

Chronological List of Prophets in the Old Testament
The Prophets The Dates Bible History Kings and Events
Prophets of Israel
Jonah 810-790 BC 2 Kings 13-14 Jehoash, Jeroboam II (Amaziah)
Joel 790-760 BC 2 Kings 11-15 Uzziah
Amos 780-760 BC 2 Kings 14-15 Jeroboam II (Uzziah)
Hosea 785-725 BC 2 Kings 15-18 Jeroboam II to Hoshea (Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz)
Isaiah 750-695 BC 2 Kings 15-20 Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah
Micah 745-725 BC 2 Kings 15 Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah
Prophets of Judah
Nahum 660-630 BC 2 Kings 15-18 Manasseh, Amon, Josiah
Zephaniah 630-620 BC Isaiah 10 Josiah
Habakkuk 620-610 BC 2 Kings 23 Josiah, Jehoahaz
Jeremiah 628-588 BC 2 Kings 22-25 Josiah to Zedekiah. The Captivity
Prophets of the Captivity
Daniel 606-534 BC 2 Kings 23-25 The Captivity
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar to Cyrus)
Obadiah 587 BC 2 Kings 25 After Jerusalem's Destruction
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar)
Ezekiel 596-574 BC 2 Kings 24 to the Jews Before and During the Captivity
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar)
Prophets of the Return to Jerusalem
Haggai 520-518 BC Ezra 5-6 Rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem
(Reign of Darius I)
Zechariah 520-510 BC Ezra 5-6 Rebuilding and Dedication of the Temple
(Reign of Darius I)
Malachi 420-397 BC Nehemiah 13 Second Reformation by Nehemiah
(Reign of Artaxerxes I)

2 Samuel 12:7 - "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says..."


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