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ZEP | 1 | 2 | 3

 

THE BOOK OF

ZEPHANIAH

 

Overview:

This book is named after the prophet who composed it. Apart from the book's introductory title (1:1), this book may be studied in three parts:

(1) The Coming Day of Judgment (1:-2:3),
(2) Judgment upon the Nations (2:4-15),
(3) the Future of Jerusalem (3:1-20).

Authorship:

This book contains virtually no information about its author, but some see the title verse's unusual practice of tracking Zephaniah's ancestry to the fourth generation as hinting at a lineage somewhere in Judah's royal line. If the “Hezekiah” referred to in this work is indeed the king of Judah (ca. 715-687 BC), then Zephaniah and Josiah might have been distantly related, perhaps as cousins.

Composition Date:

Josiah, the Judean king who reigned from ca. 639-609 BC, is noted in 1:1 as being in control of the southern kingdom during Zephaniah's ministry. Some date the book prior to 626 BC (due to reformations that began to take place at that time, perhaps in response to the exhortations contained in 1:4-6) or the death of Ashurbanipal of Assyria.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as the LORD in the Midst

 

Introduction to the book of Zephaniah taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

ZEP | 1 | 2 | 3
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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