...... Old Testament prophetic books considered to be "major" prophetic books while some are considered to be "minor" prophetic books? I've tried to figure out why this is so, but have never found an answer to this. I've heard some folks say that it's because the "major prophets" (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel) are longer books. If that is the case: (1) Why then is Jonah considered a "minor" prophet since that book has only four chapters; while other "minor" prophets such as (2) Hosea and Zechariah both have fourteen chapters, Amos has nine, and Micah has seven. I'd like to hear from you as to why exact does this "major"/"minor" prophet designation exists.