In our study of the prophets (a study I’ve entitled “Profiting from the Prophets”) our special historical helicopter has been hovering over a period of biblical history that is not that familiar to many believers.
• Some of the prophets had their ministries in the time when the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and the Southern Kingdom (Judah) existed alongside each other. They spoke to one or the other or both of the kingdoms, as well as to the surrounding nations.
• Some of the prophets had their ministry after the fall of the Northern Kingdom in 722BC to the Assyrians. So their messages were targeted at the Southern Kingdom (Judah), as well as to the surrounding nations.