Today we turn our attention to the men. The Bible contains several passages of Scripture on male prophets. The Old Testament alone records prophecies from at least 40 male prophets. The New Testament records prophetical Scriptures from six men.
Let’s look at some of them today. You may recognize them from your Bible reading.
We will start with who commentators consider the oldest male prophet in the Bible and work our way down from there. I will not cover all of them specifically.
Enoch- Genesis 5:24, “Enoch walked with God, and he was not,[a] for God took him.”
Noah – Genesis 9:25-27, “he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.” 26 He also said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant. 27 May God enlarge Japheth,[a] and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”
Abraham – Genesis 20:7, “7 Now then, return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, so that he will pray for you, and you shall live. But if you do not return her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
Aaron – Exodus 7:1, “And the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
Moses – Deuteronomy 18:18, “ I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Prophets who have books named after them in the Bible:
Isaiah – 2 Kings 19:2, “And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and the senior priests, covered with sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz.”
Hosea – Hosea 1:1, “The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.”
Amos – Amos 1:1, “The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds[a] of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years[b] before the earthquake.”
Micah – Micah 1:1, “The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.”
Obadiah – Obadiah 1, “The vision of Obadiah.
Edom Will Be Humbled
Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from the Lord,
and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”
Daniel – Matthew 24:15, “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),”
Ezekiel – Ezekiel 1:3, “the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.”
To name a few.
The rest of the prophets in the Bible according to my Strongs Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible:
- Zacharias (same as Zechariah)
- John the Baptist
That’s quite a list.
God used many prophets over the 2000 year period to speak to his people. But, sadly, many did not listen to the messages the prophets brought from the Lord. Time and time again, the prophets spoke, and many times, they were ignored, beaten, or killed.
Next time we’re together, we will look at one of the prophets from our list. He was known as the weeping prophet.
Until next time, stay safe and stay in the Word.
The Teaching Lady
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