Old Testament Prophets

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Old Testament Prophets
This article contains a comprehensive list of the Old Testament Prophets. Names of both the Major Old Testament Prophets and the minor Old Testament Prophets have been included in this list. In religion, a prophet is a person who has claimed to have been encountered by the supernatural or the divine, an interpreter of the will of God. A prophet is an authoritative person who serves as an intermediary with humanity. A prophecy is a prediction uttered under divine inspiration.

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Old Testament Prophets
The prophets named in the Old Testament are people who have claimed to have been encountered by the supernatural or the divine, an interpreter of the will of God. There are many different prophets whose names are mentioned in the Old Testament.

  • Ancient Prophets - The Hebrew Bible (called the Tanakh) records ten ancient prophets
  • Patriarchal Prophets - The names of prophets from Adam to Balaam are known as the patriarchs and as such are considered prophets and seers
  • Judge Prophets - The are four Judge Prophets who emerged when Israel evolved into a federation of tribes who were ruled by Judges
  • The King's Prophets - These are the Old Testament Prophets who guided the following Kings of Israel: Saul, David, Solomon and Rehoboam
  • Prophets of Israel and Judah - After the death of King Solomon the kingdom of Israel split into two halves. The Southern Kingdom of Israel, called Judah, had two tribes and the Northern Kingdom of Israel, referred to as Israel, had ten tribes - the prophets of this time were referred to as the Prophets of Israel and the Prophets of Judah
  • Captive Prophets - When the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed the people of Israel were exiled and became captives of the Babylonians - the prophets of this time were referred to as the Captive Prophets
  • Prophets of the Return

List of Old Testament Prophets

The names of the Ancient Prophets of the Old Testament are as follows:

Adam
Seth
Enos
Enoch
Methuselah
Noah
Shem
Eber
Melchizedek

The names of the Patriarchal Prophets of the Old Testament are as follows:

Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
Joseph
Caleb
Hur
Jethro
Moses
Aaron
Assir
Joshua
Phinehas
Boaz
Beor
Balaam

The names of the Judge Prophets of the Old Testament are as follows:

Eli
Gideon
Elkanah
Samuel

The names of the King's Prophets of the Old Testament are as follows:

Nathan
Gad
Ahimelech
Abiathar
Shemaiah
Iddo

The names of the Prophets of Israel are as follows:

Ahijah
Micaiah
Beeri
Hosea
Amos
Jonah
Elijah
Elisha
Oded


The names of the Prophets of Judah are as follows:

Oded the Exhorter
Azariah
Hanani
Jehu
Jahaziel
Eliezer
Obadiah
Joel
Zechariah
Amoz
Isaiah
Zechariah
Micah
Nahum
Maaseiah
Neriah
Jeremiah
Baruch
Zephaniah
Habakkuk
Urijah

The names of the Captive Prophets are as follows:

Daniel
Ezekiel
Mordecai
Seraiah

The names of the Prophets of the Return are as follows:

Ezra
Haggai
Malachi
Nehemiah
Zechariah

The Major prophets include all of the following: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Ezekiel and Daniel.

The Minor prophets (the Twelve Prophets) include all of the following: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

Old Testament Prophets

  • Names of Old Testament Prophets from the Holy Bible
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  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Ancient, Patriarchal, Captive and Prophets of the return
  • Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament

Old Testament Prophets

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