Zephaniah is the Book of Imminent Worldwide Destruction. A follow-up to Joel, Zephaniah proclaims the pending Day of the LORD as His judgment of Judah, and the end of the current kosmos world system.
The Hebrew, Greek, and English titles for the book are all taken from the proper name of the prophet who delivered the message of this book.
Zephaniah is one of the most interesting Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. Zephaniah was a great-great-grandson of King Hezekiah (Zeph. 1:1). His message during the days of Josiah, the great-grandson of Hezekiah, was not only a national message, but also a family message among the sons of Hezekiah.