Repentance and Return as Unifying Themes in the Book of the Twelve

Gary E. Yates, Liberty University

Document Type Article

This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Baltimore, Maryland (November, 2013).


Recent study on the Book of the Twelve has focused on these books as an editorial unity. This study focuses on how repentance and return are unifying themes for the Book of the Twelve as a whole. Israel's inadequate responses to the prophetic calls for repentance in the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods requires that the Lord will act in more decisive ways in the eschatological era to bring about Israel's ultimately return.