The Minor Prophets contrast Israel’s present estrangement and future restoration (Hosea 3:4-5). The Teacher of Righteousness (Joel 2:23) is linked with the Messianic Outpouring of the Ruach HaKodesh (Joel 2:28-32). Amos establishes that the Messiah is the key to the Restoration of the House of David (9:11-15). Micah indicates Messiah is the catalyst to the Deliverance of Israel (2:12-13). His eternality is contrasted with His birth in Bethlehem (5:2-5a). Haggai registers that Messiah is the Chosen Signet ring of God (2:6-9, 21-23) while Malachi identifies Messiah as the Messenger of the Lord (3:1; 4:1-5).
Zechariah offers seven Messianic prophecies in his writing. Messiah is the underpinning for the Restoration of Israel (3:1-10) and the very Royal Priest (6:9-15). As Israel’s King, the Messiah is coming (9:9-10). However, Messiah is the rejected Shepherd (11:4-14), and the Anointed One who is pierced (12:10-13:1). He is the Shepherd King who will be stricken (13:7-9). Yet the Messiah will definitely return (14:1-11).