The Earliest Prophetic Writings 10-10-07

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The Earliest Prophetic Writings I. Rise of Prophecy in Ancient Israel a. Prophetic Legends i. Stories about men of God who declared God’s message to the people ii. Prophets- (Micah, Saul, Elijah, Elisha, etc…)- weren’t making distant prophesies about thousands of years later, speaking God’s word to own context. Predicted things in their own time. Addressed issues of own time. iii. Two Kinds of prophets 1. Prophetic school group prophets (guilds)- trained to deliver divine word to king in need, advisors to the king (God’s anointed one) 2. Anti-royal prophets “loners”- often sent to deliver message to king, often contrary to that of advisors ex. Elijah and Elisha b. Prophetic Writings i. Prophets as loners, not members of prophetic guild. Individuals whom God has called. Their prophesies later came to be written down. Ancient Israel comprised mostly of illiterate population. ii. Called “writing prophets”- messages found in books. Dating back to 8 th c. BCE iii. Amos and Hosea two of earliest prophets living in 8 th c. BCE. Some of earliest texts we have from ancient Israel. Earliest authors whose names we know. Their prophesies are directed toward their 8 th c. context. iv.
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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