"Jehovah has concealed", "Jehovah of darkness." The son of Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth in the order of the minor prophets. He prophesied in the days of Josiah, king of Judah, and was contemporary with Jeremiah, with whom he had much in common.

The book of his prophesies is the thirty-sixth book of the Old Testament. It consists of:

  1. An introduction (1:1-6), announcing the judgment of the world, and the judgment upon Israel, because of their transgressions.
  2. The description of the judgment (1:7-18).
  3. An exhortation to seek God while there is still time (2:1-3).
  4. The announcement of judgment on the heathen (2:4-15).
  5. The hopeless misery of Jerusalem (3:1-7).
  6. The promise of salvation (3:8-20).



  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.