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Definition of minor prophet in English:

noun

Any of the twelve prophets after whom the shorter prophetic books of the Bible, from Hosea to Malachi, are named.
Example sentences
  • Habakkuk, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets, is merely three chapters long but powerful in its theology.
  • Hadn't he come back, the sot turned from his sack, chiding them with Nehemiah, Jonah, minor prophets?
  • As a child and teenager, I learned in Vacation Bible School that the Old Testament contains several books called major and minor prophets.

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