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The 48 prophets and seven prophetesses of Judaism, according to Rashi.[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]

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ProphetsEdit

According to Rashi, there were 48 prophets and seven prophetesses.[4][1]

The 48 prophetsEdit

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

The seven prophetessesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Scherman, Nosson. The Stone Edition Tanach. Mesorah Publications, Limited. p. 2038. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  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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