LIGHT AND TRUTH.
The word ofthe Lord came unto him in the days of Uz¬
ziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, king of Judah, and
in the days of Jeroboam, king of Israel; and he prophe¬
sied against the people and their cities, for their idolatry,
about 735 years B. C.
•Joel.—The prophet Joel was the son of Pethuel.
The word of the Lord came to him to prophesy of the
judgments of God against the enemies of his people,
about 800 years B. C. He prophesied the desolation of
Judah by the Chaldeans.
Amos.—The prophet Amos was (he son ofthe herdman
of Tekoa, and father of Isaiah. The word of the Lord
came unto him as he followed the flock, and said unto
him, " Go and prophesy unto my people Israel ; publish
it in the palaces at Ashdod and in the land of Egyjrt,
saying unto them, Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O
children of Israel, saith the Lord." Amos prophesied
about 787 years B. C.
Obadiah.—The prophecy of Obadiah is the thirty-first
in the order of the hooks of the Old Testament. It re¬
lates to the judgments impending over Edom. Thus
saith the Lord God concerning Edom, We have heard a
rumor from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among
the heathen. And saviours shall come upon mount Zion
to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the
Lord's. (Jer. xliv. 7—10, and 14. Obad. i. 9.) These
portions of prophecy are supposed to have relation to events
stiil future, the restoration and prosperity ofthe Jews.
Jonah.—The prophet Jonah, the son of Amittai, lived
in the time of Jeroboam, the king of Israel. The word
ofthe Lord came unto him, saying, " Arise, go t# Nine¬
veh, that great city, and cry against it, for their wicked¬
ness is come up before me." But his heart failed him,
and he went down to Joppa, and there found a ship, and
took his passage on board, bound to Tarshish. The
sailors supposing him to be the occasion of a severe tem¬
pest which overtook them, threw him overboard, when
he was immediately swallowed by a great fish; and after
three days cast upon the shore. He then proceeded
upon his mission. The Ninevites repented, and were
spared, about 802 years B. C.