You're one of my favorite posters at the Cafe named after the Minor Prophets.
For those of you who don't know, our buddy JAO here has titled himself after three of the Prophets of Doom:
Joel is a three-chapter book of prophecy that was most likely written during the earlier part of the Southern Kingdom's existence and probably during the reign of King Joash. A swarm of locusts came into the land during Joel's time. This, Joel prophesied, was only a precursor of things to come. Joel proclaimed that instead of a swarm of locusts a swarm of warriors would invade the land. They would leave a path of destruction and it would be the judgment of God. Joel calls the people to repentance, as it is the only way to avoid the coming destruction.
Amos was a prophetic book written during the reign of King Uzziah in the Southern Kingdom. Although Amos was from a town near Bethlehem, Amos's ministry wasn't to Uzziah but to Jeroboam II in the Northern Kingdom. Amos proclaims God's message of approaching judgment upon several countries. However, Amos' main message was to the Northern Kingdom. Several times, Amos makes reference to the day of the Lord, which can be viewed as either a season of blessing or of judgment. In this case, it was judgment for religious syncretism. As it has already been shown in previous books, Amos' prophecies were fulfilled.
The prophetic book of Obadiah is not dated, and the author is a somewhat mysterious figure. There were two men named Obadiah who ministered under the reigns two different kings (Jehoshaphat in the South and Ahab in the North) during the same period of time. This has made it difficult to determine which was the writer of the book included in the Bible. During the capture of the Northern Kingdom, the people of Edom took joy in the Assyrian victory. They laughed and celebrated, but even worse they looted the cities and blocked those who tried to escape exile. Obadiah saw all of this in a vision from God and pronounced destruction upon Edom for their wicked actions. Edom was later destroyed.
I hope you're not implying doom on us, Joel!