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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 ProphetsThe DatesBible HistoryKings and Events
Prophets of Israel
Jonah810-790 BC2 Kings 13-14Jehoash, Jeroboam II (Amaziah)
Joel790-760 BC2 Kings 11-15Uzziah
Amos780-760 BC2 Kings 14-15Jeroboam II (Uzziah)
Hosea785-725 BC2 Kings 15-18Jeroboam II to Hoshea (Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz)
Isaiah750-695 BC2 Kings 15-20Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah
Micah745-725 BC2 Kings 15Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah
Prophets of Judah
Nahum660-630 BC2 Kings 15-18Manasseh, Amon, Josiah
Zephaniah630-620 BCIsaiah 10Josiah
Habakkuk620-610 BC2 Kings 23Josiah, Jehoahaz
Jeremiah628-588 BC2 Kings 22-25Josiah to Zedekiah. The Captivity
Prophets of the Captivity
Daniel606-534 BC2 Kings 23-25The Captivity
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar to Cyrus)
Obadiah587 BC2 Kings 25After Jerusalem's Destruction
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar)
Ezekiel596-574 BC2 Kings 24to the Jews Before and During the Captivity
(Reign of Nebuchadnezzar)
Prophets of the Return to Jerusalem
Haggai520-518 BCEzra 5-6Rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem
(Reign of Darius I)
Zechariah520-510 BCEzra 5-6Rebuilding and Dedication of the Temple
(Reign of Darius I)
Malachi420-397 BCNehemiah 13Second 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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