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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Frequently Asked Question


Question:
Can you please list the major prophets of the Old Testament?

Answer:
If you are talking about the prophets whose books are perserved in the Old Testament they are: Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah. There are 17 books of prophecy in the Old Testament. Five of them are called Major Prophets (Jeremiah wrote two of them -- the book that bears his name and the book of Lamentations), and all the rest are called Minor Prophets. The distinction is not because the books of the Major Prophets are more important than those of the Minor Prophets, but becuase of the length of the books -- that is the only reason for the classification.

There are many other major prophets in the Bible, but they did not leave a book of prophecy. Some of the other prophets would be Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, Nathan, and many more. In the New Testament Jesus and all the apostle would classify as prophets.


H. A. "Buster" Dobbs, email: had@worldnet.att.net
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