Talk:Twelve Minor Prophets

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Rename?[edit]

Hi. I suggest that this article be moved to Twelve minor prophets, for several reasons:

  • The actual title of the book is Trei Asar or The Twelve.
  • The term "Minor prophet" itself has no meaning whatsoever outside the context of this collection of twelve small books.
  • In English translaions, the bok is nerly always called "The Tweve Minor Prophets."

Redirects would of course remain from Minor prophet, Minorprophets, etc. Dovi 07:54, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

I also think the page should be moved, dawg. However, since Twelve Minor Prophets is a name and is commonly capitalized, then should it not be moved to Twelve Minor Prophets or else Minor Prophets? --Eliyak T·C 04:02, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
I think you are right: Twelve Minor Prophets, as the proper title of a book (perhaps ever with "The").Dovi 21:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
I think this move is a good idea. The article is about the group of people rather than the subject of what a minor prophet is (which is something that may not even deserve its own article). Thus, as it is bout the Twelve Minor Prophets, it should be treated as a proper noun and have the proper title. Kari Hazzard (T | C) 22:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Relating to this, no-one seems to have done anything, but it this article is not about the people, it's about the books. Actually, I regard it as one book, and prefer to call it "The Twelve", but the collection is usually called "The Minor Prophets" in English. StAnselm 14:11, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea to me. I support Twelve Minor Prophets. Nyttend 13:24, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
So what happened? I see that "Twelve Minor Prophets" redirects here instead of the other way around -- why hasn't it been moved? Aristophanes68 (talk) 14:12, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Jewish division[edit]

In the Hebrew Bible the writings of the minor prophets are counted as a single book, in Christian Bibles as twelve individual books.

In the JPS version of the Tanakh, each of the minor prophets is given his own book. This is, I think, the principal version used in English. Statements about what the "Jewish" version is on wikipedia seem almost always to be from an Orthodox POV. john k (talk) 23:08, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Citation in section Book of the Twelve[edit]

This entire section is indebted to the work referenced at the section's end (Coogan). There should be more footnotes in the section to make clear the extent of its indebtedness. Prinplup (talk) 01:09, 2 November 2010 (UTC)