Jewish Prophets

The Witch of Endor

Debate about this biblical story raises key theological issues.

Isaiah 40-66: Return and Restoration

In Isaiah 40-66, the prophet(s) built on the theological paradigms of Isaiah ben Amoz (Isaiah 1-39).

Hosea & Amos: Prophets to the North

Hosea and Amos share prophetic concern for a nation in turmoil.

The Book of Samuel

The Book of Samuel tells of the rise of the Davidic monarchy

Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakk

They struggled to reconcile the words of earlier prophets.

Elijah & Elisha

Two popular and enigmatic prophets

Isaiah ben Amoz: Political Prophet (Isaiah: 1-39)

Isaiah's greatness lies not only in his ethical teachings, but in his central involvement--and prophetic intervention--in the political events of his day.

Joel: Misplaced Prophet of the Locust Plague

Joel vividly portrays the dependence of human life upon God's favor.

Isaiah 3:1-15 A Commentary

Isaiah decries injustice by the elite against the poor. As a fit punishment, social order will be upset, leaving the people in leaderless chaos.

Jeremiah 7:  The Israelites’ "Edifice Complex"

The prophet takes on the people's mistaken assumption that they can safely persist in unethical behavior--and that God would never destroy the Temple.