Last book of 39 Old Testament Books
Ministry years, 435-396 BC, 39 years.
Followed by approximately 400 years of silence
Contemporary of Nehemiah, See Nehemiah chapter 10 & 13
History after Malachi
The Greek conquering of the Persian Empire
The rise of the 4 generals and Antiochus Epiphanies rules Judah
The rebellion of the Maccabees and freedom as its own nation
The division of the priests and the Roman oppression.
God’s love for his people vs. 1:1-5 (Theological)
God’s condemnation of the priests vs. 1:6-2:9 (Historic)
God’s condemnation of his people vs. 2:10-3:15 (Historic)
Hope for the future vs. 3:16-4:6 (Prophetic)