Sophonias the Prophet
Orthodox icon of Prophet Sophonias. Copy of an icon of 13 cent. Mount Athos.
NOTICE: the sizes of the icon are NOT exact.
Commemorated December 3
This Prophet, who is ninth in order among the minor Prophets, was the son of Chusi (Cushi), from the tribe of Levi, or according to some, the great-grandson of King Hezekias. He prophesied in the years of Josias, who reigned in the years 641-610 before Christ. His book of prophecy is divided into three chapters. His name means "Yah is darkness."
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