St. Hidegard's Seminary: Old Testament Israel was greatly influenced by the work of those prophets who announced their messages during the Temple
period, which coincided with the reign of both Judah's and Israel's
monarchs. These prophets held sway over the decisions of
the kings in both battle and for the future of the nation.
This course will help students understand the impact of the minor
prophets on the Jewish experience and how they fit within the
greater historical context of the Hebrew Scriptures. Students will
also examine the close interaction of the prophets and the local
congregations, synagogues and temples. In addition, students will
come to understand their message by exploring
hermeneutic and exegetical questions related to
The Most Reverend Joseph Richards, D.Min.