Mining the Minors

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World (2018) was a bit of a grenade in the baptistery. In it, Stanley contended Christians need to “unhitch” ourselves from the Old Testament to become relevant to the world.

Unsurprisingly, I disagree. This series is my second attempt to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak (the first being a 55-part study of the book of Ecclesiastes posted here under the series title Time and Chance). This time I am going to attempt to set each of the so-called “minor” prophets in their historical contexts, chronologically rather than in the order we find the books in our Bibles, then attempt to exposit the text, and finally, attempt to make whatever application may be made to our present day.

Attempt, I say. Attempt. It’s a big project. Who knows, it might even keep me busy until the Lord returns. Hope you find it worthwhile.

Mining the Minors: A Belated Explanation
Mining the Minors: Jonah (1) A Historical Jonah
Mining the Minors: Jonah (2) Introduction
Mining the Minors: Jonah (3) “The Word of the Lord”
Mining the Minors: Jonah (4) Jonah 1:1-2
Mining the Minors: Jonah (5) Jonah 1:3
Mining the Minors: Jonah (6) Jonah 1:4-6
Mining the Minors: Jonah (7) Jonah 1:7-10
Mining the Minors: Jonah (8) Jonah 1:11-16
Mining the Minors: Jonah (9) Jonah 1:17-2:3
Mining the Minors: Jonah (10) Jonah 2:14-17
Mining the Minors: Jonah (11) Jonah 3:1-4
Mining the Minors: Jonah (12) Jonah 3:5
Mining the Minors: Jonah (13) Jonah 3:6-9
Mining the Minors: Jonah (14) Jonah 3:10
Mining the Minors: Jonah (15) Jonah 4:1-2
Mining the Minors: Jonah (16) Jonah 4:3-4
Mining the Minors: Jonah (17) Jonah 4:5-8
Mining the Minors: Jonah (18) Jonah 4:9-11
Mining the Minors: Jonah (19) Humor in the Book of Jonah
Mining the Minors: Amos (1) Amos 1:1
Mining the Minors: Amos (2) Amos 1:2 - 2:3
Mining the Minors: Amos (3) Amos 2:4-5
Mining the Minors: Amos (4) The Earthquake and the Fire
Mining the Minors: Amos (5) Amos 2:6-8
Mining the Minors: Amos (6) Amos 2:9-12
Mining the Minors: Amos (7) Amos 2:13-16
Mining the Minors: Amos (8) Amos 3:1-2
Mining the Minors: Amos (9) Amos 3:3-6
Mining the Minors: Amos (10) Amos 3:7-8
Mining the Minors: Amos (11) Amos 3:9-11
Mining the Minors: Amos (12) Amos 3:12-15
Mining the Minors: Amos (13) Amos 4:1-3
Mining the Minors: Amos (14) Amos 4:4-5
Mining the Minors: Amos (15) Amos 4:6-11
Mining the Minors: Amos (16) Amos 4:12-13
Mining the Minors: Amos (17) Amos in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Amos (18) Amos 5:1-3
Mining the Minors: Amos (19) Amos 5:4-7
Mining the Minors: Amos (20) Amos 5:8-9
Mining the Minors: Amos (21) Amos 5:10-13
Mining the Minors: Amos (22) Amos 5:14-15
Mining the Minors: Amos (23) Amos 5:16-20
Mining the Minors: Amos (24) Amos 5:21-24
       [See MtM: Amos (17)] Amos 5:25-27
Mining the Minors: Amos (25) Amos 6:1-3
Mining the Minors: Amos (26) Amos 6:4-7
Mining the Minors: Amos (27) Amos 6:8-11
Mining the Minors: Amos (28) Amos 6:12-14
Mining the Minors: Amos (29) Amos 7:1-9
Mining the Minors: Amos (30) Amos 7:10-17
Mining the Minors: Amos (31) Amos 8:1-3
Mining the Minors: Amos (32) Amos 8:4-8
Mining the Minors: Amos (33) Amos 8:9-12
Mining the Minors: Amos (34) Amos 8:13-14
Mining the Minors: Amos (35) Amos 9:1-4
Mining the Minors: Amos (36) Amos 9:5-6
Mining the Minors: Amos (37) Amos 9:7-10
Mining the Minors: Amos (38) Amos 9:11-12
Mining the Minors: Amos (39) Amos 9:13-15
Mining the Minors: Amos (40) The Structure of Amos
Mining the Minors: Hosea (1) Hosea 1:1
Mining the Minors: Hosea (2) Hosea 1:2-5
Mining the Minors: Hosea (3) Hosea 1:6-7
Mining the Minors: Hosea (4) Hosea 1:8-11
Mining the Minors: Hosea (5) Hosea 2: Overview
Mining the Minors: Hosea (6) Hosea 2:1-5
Mining the Minors: Hosea (7) Hosea 2:6-8
Mining the Minors: Hosea (8) Hosea 2:9-13
Mining the Minors: Hosea (9) Hosea 2:14-23
Mining the Minors: Hosea (10) Hosea 3:1-3
Mining the Minors: Hosea (11) Hosea 3:4-5
Mining the Minors: Hosea (12) Hosea 4:1-6
Mining the Minors: Hosea (13) Hosea 4:7-14
Mining the Minors: Hosea (14) Hosea 4:15-19
Mining the Minors: Hosea (15) Hosea 5:1-7
Mining the Minors: Hosea (16) Hosea 5:8-12
Mining the Minors: Hosea (17) Hosea 5:13-15
Mining the Minors: Hosea (18) Hosea 6:1-6
Mining the Minors: Hosea (19) Hosea 6:7-11
Mining the Minors: Hosea (20) Hosea 7:1-7
Mining the Minors: Hosea (21) Hosea 7:8-16
Mining the Minors: Hosea (22) Hosea 8:1-6
Mining the Minors: Hosea (23) Hosea 8:7-10
Mining the Minors: Hosea (24) Hosea 8:11-14
Mining the Minors: Hosea (25) Hosea 9:1-4
Mining the Minors: Hosea (26) Hosea 9:5-9
Mining the Minors: Hosea (27) Hosea 9:10-14
Mining the Minors: Hosea (28) Hosea 9:15-17
Mining the Minors: Hosea (29) Hosea 10:1-6
Mining the Minors: Hosea (30) Hosea 10:7-10
Mining the Minors: Hosea (31) Hosea 10:11-15
Mining the Minors: Hosea (32) Hosea 11:1-4
Mining the Minors: Hosea (33) Hosea 11:5-7
Mining the Minors: Hosea (34) Hosea 11:8-12
Mining the Minors: Hosea (35) Hosea in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Hosea (36) Hosea in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Hosea (37) Hosea 12:1, 7-9, 14
Mining the Minors: Hosea (38) Hosea 12:2-6, 10-13
Mining the Minors: Hosea (39) Hosea 13:1-8
Mining the Minors: Hosea (40) Hosea 13:9-16
Mining the Minors: Hosea (41) Hosea 14:1-3
Mining the Minors: Hosea (42) Hosea 14:4-9
Mining the Minors: Micah (1) Micah 1:1
Mining the Minors: Micah (2) Micah 1:2-9
Mining the Minors: Micah (3) Micah 1:10-16
Mining the Minors: Micah (4) Micah 2:1-5
Mining the Minors: Micah (5) Micah 2:6-11
Mining the Minors: Micah (6) Micah 2:12-13
Mining the Minors: Micah (7) Micah 3:1-8
Mining the Minors: Micah (8) Micah 3:9-12
Mining the Minors: Micah (9) Micah 4:1-3
Mining the Minors: Micah (10) Micah 4:4-5
Mining the Minors: Micah (11) Micah 4:6-8
Mining the Minors: Micah (12) Micah 4:9-5:1
Mining the Minors: Micah (13) Micah 5:2
Mining the Minors: Micah (14) Micah 5:3-6
Mining the Minors: Micah (15) Micah 5:7-15
Mining the Minors: Micah (16) Micah 6:1-8
Mining the Minors: Micah (17) Micah 6:9-16
Mining the Minors: Micah (18) Micah 7:1-6
Mining the Minors: Micah (19) Micah 7:7-10
Mining the Minors: Micah (20) Micah 7:11-17
Mining the Minors: Micah (21) Micah 7:18-20
Mining the Minors: Micah (22) Micah in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Nahum (1) Nahum 1:1
Mining the Minors: Nahum (2) Nahum 1:2-3
Mining the Minors: Nahum (3) Nahum 1:3-10
Mining the Minors: Nahum (4) Nahum 1:11-15
Mining the Minors: Nahum (5) Nahum 2:1-13
Mining the Minors: Nahum (6) Nahum 3:1-7
Mining the Minors: Nahum (7) Nahum 3:8-13
Mining the Minors: Nahum (8) Nahum 3:14-19
Mining the Minors: Nahum (9) Nahum in the New Testament?
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (1) Habakkuk 1:1-4
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (2) Habakkuk 1:5-11
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (3) Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (4) Habakkuk 2:2-5
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (5) Habakkuk 2:6-20
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (6) Habakkuk 3:1-15
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (7) Habakkuk 3:1-15 (continued)
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (8) Habakkuk 3:16-19
Mining the Minors: Habakkuk (9) Habakkuk in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: The Halftime Show
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (1) Zephaniah 1:1
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (2) Zephaniah 1:2-6
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (3) Zephaniah 1:7-13
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (4) Zephaniah 1:14-18
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (5) Zephaniah 2:1-15
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (6) Zephaniah 3:1-7
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (7) Zephaniah 3:8-13
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (8) Zephaniah 3:14-20
Mining the Minors: Zephaniah (9) Zephaniah in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Joel (1) Joel 1:1
Mining the Minors: Joel (2) Outline of Joel
Mining the Minors: Joel (3) Joel 1:2-20
Mining the Minors: Joel (4) Joel 2:1-11
Mining the Minors: Joel (5) Joel 2:12-17
Mining the Minors: Joel (6) Joel 2:18-32
Mining the Minors: Joel (7) Joel 3:1-8
Mining the Minors: Joel (8) Joel 3:9-16
Mining the Minors: Joel (9) Joel 3:17-21
Mining the Minors: Joel (10) Joel in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Obadiah (1) Overview of Obadiah
Mining the Minors: Obadiah (2) Obadiah 1:1-9
Mining the Minors: Obadiah (3) Obadiah 1:10-14
Mining the Minors: Obadiah (4) Obadiah 1:15-18
Mining the Minors: Obadiah (5) Obadiah 1:19-21 and
Obadiah in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Haggai (1) Overview of Haggai
Mining the Minors: Haggai (2) Haggai 1:1-2
Mining the Minors: Haggai (3) Haggai 1:3-15
Mining the Minors: Haggai (4) Haggai 2:1-9
Mining the Minors: Haggai (5) Haggai 2:10-19
Mining the Minors: Haggai (6) Haggai 2:20-23
Mining the Minors: Haggai (7) Haggai in the New Testament
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (1) Overview of Zechariah
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (2) Zechariah 1:1-6
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (3) Zechariah 1:7-17
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (4) Zechariah 1:18-21
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (5) Zechariah 2:1-13
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (6) Zechariah 3:1-10
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (7) Zechariah 4:1-14
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (8) Zechariah 5:1-4
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (9) Zechariah 5:5-11
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (10) Zechariah 6:1-8
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (11) Zechariah 6:9-15
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (12) Zechariah 7:1-7
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (13) Zechariah 7:8-14
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (14) Zechariah 8:1-8
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (15) Zechariah 8:9-23
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (16) Zechariah 9:1-8
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (17) Zechariah 9:9-13
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (18) Zechariah 9:14-17
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (19) Zechariah 10:1 - 11:3
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (20) Zechariah 11:4-17
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (21) Day of the Lord Overview
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (22) Zechariah 12:1-9
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (23) Zechariah 12:10 - 13:1
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (24) Zechariah 13:2-9
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (25) Zechariah 14:1-7
Mining the Minors: Zechariah (26) Zechariah 14:8-11