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This evening we are getting into a new Biblestudy series, a series on the Minor Prophets.The Minor Prophets play a very important rolein the understanding of the Bible and theunderstanding of God’s plan. There are many,many things that comeMoreThis evening we are getting into a new Biblestudy series, a series on the Minor Prophets.The Minor Prophets play a very important rolein the understanding of the Bible and theunderstanding of God’s plan. There are many,many things that come out.The Minor Prophets are minor, but not in thesense of importance. They are referred to asMinor Prophets to distinguish them from whatare called the Major Prophets. The difference inthem has nothing to do with importance. It isreflective of the length or size of the books.The Jews traditionally recognized three divisionsof Scripture: the Law, the Prophets and theWritings. These divisions would refer to what weterm the Old Testament.The Law was the most basic revelation of God.It consisted of the five books of Moses called inHebrew, the Torah. The word “Torah” simplymeans “Law.” The books of Genesis, Exodus,Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy form themost basic revelation of God. This is the startingpoint. God introduces Himself to us in Genesisas the Creator and He begins the process ofteaching and instructing with His basic law.Some of this sets a stage. What we aregoing into this evening is introduction andbackground as far as the Minor Prophets areconcerned. But the term “Law” or “Torah” is alot more inclusive than what we sometimesthink. We tend to think of law where everythingis spelled out. Our concept of law is more akin torules. We think of “do this, that or somethingelse,” or “don’t do this, that, etc.” We thinkthat’s what law is. Those kinds of statements arelaw, but law consists of much more than simply“thou shall” and “thou shall not.”The entire first five books of the Bible arecalled “the Law,” “the Book of the Law,” “theLaw of Moses” or “the Torah.” Read More!!