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Prophets


1. God spoke of old by. Ho 12:10; Heb 1:1.

2. The messengers of God. 2Ch 36:15; Isa 44:26.

3. The servants of God. Jer 35:15.

4. The watchmen of Israel. Eze 3:17.

5. Were called

a. Men of God. 1Sa 9:6.

b. Prophets of God. Ezr 5:2.

c. Holy prophets. Lu 1:70; Re 18:20; 22:6.

d. Holy men of God. 2Pe 1:21.

e. Seers. 1Sa 9:9.

6. Were esteemed as holy men. 2Ki 4:9.

7. Women sometimes endowed as. Joe 2:28.

8. God communicated to

a. His secret things. Am 3:7.

b. At various time and in different ways. Heb 1:1.

c. By an audible voice. Nu 12:8; 1Sa 3:4-14.

d. By angels. Da 8:15-26; Re 22:8,9.

e. By dreams and visions. Nu 12:6; Joe 2:28.

9. Were under the influence of the Holy Spirit while prophesying. Lu 1:67; 2Pe 1:21.

10. Spoke in the name of the Lord. 2Ch 33:18; Eze 3:11; Jas 5:10.

11. Frequently spoke in parables and riddles. 2Sa 12:1-6; Isa 5:1-7; Eze 17:2-10.

12. Frequently in their actions, &c were made signs to the people. Isa 20:2-4; Jer 19:1,10,11; 27:2,3; 43:9; 51:63; Eze 4:1-13; 5:1-4; 7:23; 12:3-7; 21:6,7; 24:1-24; Ho 1:2-9.

13. Frequently left without divine communication on account of sins of the people. 1Sa 28:6; La 2:9; Eze 7:26.

14. Were required

a. To be bold and undaunted. Eze 2:6; 3:8,9.

b. To be vigilant and faithful. Eze 3:17-21.

c. To receive with attention all God’s communications. Eze 3:10.

d. Not to speak anything but what they received from God. De 18:20.

e. To declare everything that the Lord commanded. Jer 26:2.

15. Sometimes received divine communications and uttered predictions under great bodily and mental excitement. Jer 23:9; Eze 3:14,15; Da 7:28; 10:8; Hab 3:2,16.

16. Sometimes uttered their predictions in verse. De 32:44; Isa 5:1.

17. Often accompanied by music while predicting. 1Sa 10:5; 2Ki 3:15.

18. Often committed their predictions to writing. 2Ch 21:12; Jer 36:2.

19. Writings of, read in the synagogues every Sabbath. Lu 4:17; Ac 13:15.

20. Ordinary

a. Numerous in Israel. 1Sa 10:5; 1Ki 18:4.

b. Trained up and instructed in schools. 2Ki 2:3,5; 1Sa 19:20.

c. The sacred bards of the Jews. Ex 15:20,21; 1Sa 10:5,10; 1Ch 25:1.

21. Extraordinary

a. Specially raised up on occasions of emergency. 1Sa 3:19-21; Isa 6:8,9; Jer 1:5.

b. Often endued with miraculous power. Ex 4:1-4; 1Ki 17:23; 2Ki 5:3-8.

22. Frequently married men. 2Ki 4:1; Eze 24:18.

23. Wore a coarse dress of hair-cloth. 2Ki 1:8; Zec 13:4; Mt 3:4; Re 11:3.

24. Often led a wandering and unsettled life. 1Ki 18:10-12; 19:3,8,15; 2Ki 4:10.

25. Simple in their manner of life. Mt 3:4.

26. The historiographers of the Jewish nation. 1Ch 29:29; 2Ch 9:29.

27. The interpreters of dreams. Da 1:17.

28. Were consulted in all difficulties. 1Sa 9:6; 28:15; 1Ki 14:2-4; 22:7.

29. Presented with gifts by those who consulted them. 1Sa 9:7,8; 1Ki 14:3.

30. Sometimes thought it right to reject presents. 2Ki 5:15,16.

31. Were sent to

a. Reprove the wicked and exhort to repentance. 2Ki 17:13; 2Ch 24:19; Jer 25:4,5.

b. Denounce the wickedness of kings. 1Sa 15:10,16-19; 2Sa 12:7-12; 1Ki 18:18; 21:17-22.

c. Exhort to faithfulness and constancy in God’s service. 2Ch 15:1,2,7.

d. Predict the coming of Christ. Lu 24:44; Joh 1:45; Ac 3:24; 10:43.

e. Predict the downfall of nations. Isa 15:1; 17:1; Jer 47:1-51:64.

32. Felt deeply on account of the calamities which they predicted. Isa 16:9-11; Jer 9:1-7.

33. Predictions of

a. Frequently proclaimed at the gate of the Lord’s house. Jer 7:2.

b. Proclaimed in the cities and streets. Jer 11:6.

c. Written on tables and fixed up in some public place. Hab 2:2.

d. Written on rolls and read to the people. Isa 8:1; Jer 36:2.

e. Were all fulfilled. 2Ki 10:10; Isa 44:26; Ac 3:18; Re 10:7.

34. Assisted the Jews in their great national undertakings. Ezr 5:2.

35. Mentioned in scripture

a. Enoch. Ge 5:21-24; Jude 1:14.

b. Noah. Ge 9:25-27.

c. Jacob. Ge 49:1.

d. Aaron. Ex 7:1.

e. Moses. De 18:18.

f. Miriam. Ex 15:20.

g. Deborah. Jdj 4:4.

h. Prophet set to Israel. Jdj 6:8.

i. Prophet sent to Eli. 1Sa 2:27.

j. Samuel. 1Sa 3:20.

k. David. Ps 16:8-11; Ac 2:25,30.

l. Nathan. 2Sa 7:2; 12:1; 1Ki 1:10.

m. Zadok. 2Sa 15:27.

n. Gad. 2Sa 24:11; 1Ch 29:29.

o. Ahijah. 1Ki 11:29; 12:15; 2Ch 9:29.

p. Prophet of Judah. 1Ki 13:1.

q. Iddo. 2Ch 9:29; 12:15.

r. Shemaiah. 1Ki 12:22; 2Ch 12:7,15.

s. Azariah the son of Oded. 2Ch 15:2,8.

t. Hanani. 2Ch 16:7.

u. Jehu the son of Hanani. 1Ki 16:1,7,12.

v. Elijah. 1Ki 17:1.

w. Elisha. 1Ki 19:16.

x. Micaiah the son of Imlah. 1Ki 22:7,8.

y. Jonah. 2Ki 14:25; Jon 1:1; Mt 12:39.

z. Isaiah. 2Ki 19:2; 2Ch 26:22; Isa 1:1.

A. Hosea. Ho 1:1.

B. Amos. Am 1:1; 7:14,15.

C. Micah. Mic 1:1.

D. Oded. 2Ch 28:9.

E. Nahum. Na 1:1.

F. Joel. Joe 1:1; Ac 2:16.

G. Zephaniah. Zep 1:1.

H. Huldah. 2Ki 22:14.

I. Jeduthun. 2Ch 35:15.

J. Jeremiah. 2Ch 36:12,21; Jer 1:1,2.

K. Habakkuk. Hab 1:1.

L. Obadiah. Ob 1:1.

M. Ezekiel. Eze 1:3.

N. Daniel. Da 12:11; Mt 24:15.

O. Haggai. Ezr 5:1; 6:14; Hag 1:1.

P. Zechariah son of Iddo. Ezr 5:1; Zec 1:1.

Q. Malachi. Mal 1:1.

R. Zacharias the father of John. Lu 1:67.

S. Anna. Lu 2:36.

T. Agabus. Ac 11:28; 21:10.

U. Daughters of Philip. Ac 21:9.

V. Paul. 1Ti 4:1.

W. Peter. 2Pe 2:1,2.

X. John. Re 1:1.

36. One generally attached to the king’s household. 2Sa 24:11; 2Ch 29:25; 35:15.

37. The Jews

a. Require to hear and believe. De 18:15; 2Ch 20:20.

b. Often tried to make them speak smooth things. 1Ki 22:13; Isa 30:10; Am 2:12.

c. Persecuted them. 2Ch 36:16; Mt 5:12.

d. Often imprisoned them. 1Ki 22:27; Jer 32:2; 37:15,16.

e. Often put them to death. 1Ki 18:13; 19:10; Mt 23:34-37.

f. Often left without, on account of sin. 1Sa 3:1; Ps 74:9; Am 8:11,12.

38. Were mighty through faith. Heb 11:32-40.

39. Great patience of, under suffering. Jas 5:10.

40. God avenged all injuries done to. 2Ki 9:7; 1Ch 16:21,22; Mt 23:35-38; Lu 11:50.

41. Christ predicted to exercise the office of. De 18:15; Ac 3:22.

42. Christ exercised the office of. Mt 24:1-25:46; Mr 10:32-34.