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Unformatted text preview: prophets were opposed to the king. Ahab, king of Israel, and jehosephat, King of Judah. Recurrent pattern: the yes-men, the prophets. The prophet confronts the majority of the yes-men. Jesus speaks of the true prophets as martyrs. Prophets are revisionists. Old Israelite faith shifts to the prophetic concern with the future, judgment and deliverance to come. The history form has an order in which the narrative is about historical events, while the prophet form is a congeries of forms, eclectic and chaotic. Isaiah The apostasy of Israel is manifest frequently even in the wilderness. Israel is going to be destroyed by a flood. If the parting of the Sea is a creation of Israel, the flood is the decreation of Israel. Fire is associated with Sodom and in Exodus, fire is the pillar of fire, a guide by night. Sodom was destroyed by fire and becomes a type of prophesied destruction. Mountains are destructive and constructive....
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