prophets, books of
- In the Hebrew Bible the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Sam., and 1 and 2 Kgs. are known as the Former Prophets and are all works influenced by the Deuteronomic editors. They have one consistent aim: to show that obedience to the terms of the covenant is rewarded and disobedience punished. The Latter Prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve Minor Prophets, which were once contained in a single scroll; but not Daniel, which was assigned to the Writings. These great prophecies all belong to the period 750–350 BCE.
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prophets — ‘Prophets’ in English Bibles usually renders Hebrew ‘nebi i m’, though other terms are used. Thus there were ‘seers’ (Hebrew, ro e h, a seer, 1 Sam. 9:9), who passed on messages from God received in dreams or divination. There were also sorcerers … Dictionary of the Bible
Books of the Bible — are listed differently in the canons of Jews, and Catholic, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Slavonic Orthodox, Georgian, Armenian Apostolic, Syriac and Ethiopian Churches, although there is substantial overlap. A table comparing the canons of some of … Wikipedia
PROPHETS AND PROPHECY — This article is arranged according to the following outline: in the bible classifications nature of prophecy origin and function dreams divination pre classical prophets terminology group prophecy ecstasy group life of prophets role in society… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Books of Chronicles — For other uses, see Chronicles (disambiguation). Paralipomenon redirects here. For other uses, see Paralipomena (disambiguation). Hebrew Bible … Wikipedia
BOOKS — Production and Treatment The history of Hebrew bookmaking is as old as the history of the Jewish people and goes back for more than 3,000 years. It may be divided into three periods: from earliest times to the final editing of the Talmud (sixth… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Books of Samuel — The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Sh muel ספר שמואל) are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaism s Hebrew Bible) and also of the Christian Old Testament. The work was originally written in Hebrew, and the Book(s) of Samuel originally formed a single … Wikipedia
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Prophets of Christianity — This is a list of Christian prophets, including those mentioned in both the Hebrew Bible and the canonical New Testament.The main list consists of only those individuals that have been clearly defined as prophets, either by explicit statement or… … Wikipedia
Prophets — /ˈprɒfəts/ (say profuhts) plural noun the books which form the second of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, comprising 1. the Former Prophets, Joshua, Judges, I and II Samuel, and I and II Kings. 2. the Latter Prophets, a. Isaiah,… … Australian English dictionary