The Prophet Sophonias (or Zephaniah)
Commemorated on December 3
Sophonias (or Zephaniah) was a contemporary of the Prophet Jeremiah and the
Prophetess Oldama. He was of illustrious lineage [from the tribe of Simeon, and
was the 9th of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Old Testament]. The prophet
lived at the royal court, where he preached repentance and helped king Josiah
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.