Questions about the Book of Zephaniah

Zephaniah is the thirtieth-sixth book of the Old Testament. Zephaniah name means (the Lord hides or protects), He was a great-great-grandson of King Hezekiah and he prophesied during the reign of King Josiah, probably before the great revival of 621 B.C. This book can be divided into four parts: 1) The coming invasion of Nebuchadnezzar, a figure of the day of the Lord, 2) Predictions of judgments of surrounding nations, 3) The moral state of Israel; captivity will come, 4) The future judgment of the Gentiles, followed by Kingdom blessing under Messiah. (The author of this book is Zephaniah. Listed below are questions on the book of Zephaniah. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Zephaniah Chapter 1

1) Who was Zephaniah, according to verse one of this book? (Zephaniah 1:1)

2) What was prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem in verses two through eighteen? (Zephaniah 1:2-18)

3) Who were the objects of judgment in verses four through thirteen? (Zephaniah 1:4-13)

4) What was the description of judgment, according to verses fourteen through eighteen? (Zephaniah 1:14-18)

Zephaniah Chapter 2

1) What did the prophet summon the people to do in the first three verses of this book? (Zephaniah 2:1-3)

2) What proof is there in this book that Nahum’s prophecy against Nineveh had not yet been fulfilled in this verse? (Zephaniah 2:13)

3) What were the judgments on neighboring nations in verses four through fifteen? (Zephaniah 2:4-15)

Zephaniah Chapter 3

1) What did Zephaniah say about Jerusalem’s doom, in verses one through seven? (Zephaniah 3:1-7)

2) What universal judgment did the prophet foretell in verse eight of this book? (Zephaniah 3:8)

3) How would the nations be renewed, according to verses nine through ten? (Zephaniah 3:9-10)

4) What future blessings for God’s people did Zephaniah describe in these verses? (Zephaniah 3:11-20)

5) How would God remove sorrow from His people in verses eighteen through twenty? (Zephaniah 3:18-20)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose