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2 Peter 1:21 - For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
The prophets of ancient Israel were the divine messangers sent by God to communicate to man a message from God. They spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses their great leader warned the people of Israel not to disobey the LORD or else:
Amos 7:14-15 - Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs; and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
Jesus confirmed all of the events mentioned in the Old Testament (Luke 11:49-51).
Below is a list of the prophets with their messages.
|List of Prophets and their Messages in the Old Testament|
|Prophets||Date BC||King of Israel||King of Judah||Message|
|Jonah||810-790||Jeroboam II||Uzziah (Azariah)||The Fall of Nineveh|
|Joel||790-760||Jeroboam II||Uzziah||The Plagues on Judah|
|Amos||780-760||Jeroboam II||Uzziah||The Sins of Israel|
|Hosea||785-725||Jeroboam II to Hoshea||Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah||The Sins of Israel|
|Isaiah||750-695||Zachariah to Hoshea||Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah||The Kingdom of God|
|Micah||745-725||Hoshea||Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah||The Captivity and the Messiah|
|Nahum||660-630||Josiah||The Fall of Nineveh|
|Zephaniah||630-620||Josiah||The Captivity of Judah|
|Habakkuk||620-610||Jehoiachin||The Babylonian Invasion|
|Jeremiah||628-588||Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim||The Captivity of Judah|
|Daniel||606-534||The World Empires|
|Obadiah||587||The Destruction of Edom|
|Ezekiel||596-574||The Captivity and Return|
|Haggai||520-518||The Rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem|
|Zechariah||520-510||The New Israel|
|Malachi||420-397||The Second Reformation and the Messiah|
2 Samuel 12:7 - "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says..."
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Summary of the Old Testament Books - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Bibliography Resources on the Old Testament
A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, Revised and Expanded by Archer, 508 Pages, Pub. 2007