Prophets in Judaism

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According to Rashi, there were 49 prophets and seven prophetesses of Judaism.[1] The last Jewish prophet is believed to have been Malachi. In Jewish tradition it is believed that the period of prophecy, called Nevuah, ended with Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi at which time the "Holy Spirit departed from Israel".[2][3]

Prophets[edit]

According to Rashi, there were 49 prophets and seven prophetesses.[4][1]

The 49 prophets[edit]

  1. Noah
  2. Abraham
  3. Isaac
  4. Jacob
  5. Moses
  6. Aaron
  7. Joshua
  8. Phineas
  9. Elkanah
  10. Eli
  11. Samuel (Shmu'el שמואל)
  12. Gad
  13. Nathan
  14. David
  15. Solomon
  16. Iddo
  17. Michaiah son of Imlah
  18. Obadiah or Ovadyah [עובדיה]
  19. Ahijah the Shilonite
  20. Jehu son of Hanani
  21. Azariah son of Oded
  22. Jahaziel the Levite
  23. Eliezer son of Dodavahu
  24. Hosea or Hoshea [הושע]
  25. Amos [עמוס]
  26. Micah the Morashtite or Mikhah [מיכה]
  27. Amoz
  28. Elijah
  29. Elisha
  30. Jonah son of Amittai or Yonah [יונה]
  31. Isaiah (Yeshayahu [ישעיהו])
  32. Joel or Yo'el [יואל]
  33. Nahum or Nachum [נחום]
  34. Habakkuk or Habaquq [חבקוק]
  35. Zephaniah or Tsefania [צפניה]
  36. Uriah
  37. Jeremiah
  38. Ezekiel
  39. Shemaiah
  40. Baruch
  41. Neriah
  42. Seraiah
  43. Mehseiah
  44. Haggai [חגי]
  45. Zechariah Zekharia [זכריה]
  46. Malachi or Malakhi [מלאכי]
  47. Mordecai Bilshan
  48. Oded
  49. Hanani

The seven prophetesses[edit]

  1. Sarah
  2. Miriam
  3. Deborah
  4. Hannah
  5. Abigail
  6. Huldah
  7. Esther

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scherman, Nosson. The Stone Edition Tanach. Mesorah Publications, Limited. p. 2038.
  2. ^ A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue, Paulist Press (1995), p167.
  3. ^ Light of Prophecy Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America/National Conference of Synagogue Youth (1990), p6.
  4. ^ Megillah 14a and glosses ad loc.

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