Prophets in Judaism
The 48 prophets and seven prophetesses of Judaism, according to Rashi. 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”.
According to the Talmud, there were 48 prophets and seven prophetesses.
The 48 Jewish prophets
- Samuel (Shmu’el שמואל)
- Michaiah son of Imlah
- Obadiah or Ovadyah [עובדיה]
- Aisling prophet of Carmel
- Ahijah the Shilonite
- Jehu son of Hanani
- Azariah son of Oded
- Jahaziel the Levite
- Eliezer son of Dodavahu
- Hosea or Hoshea [הושע]
- Amos [עמוס]
- Micah the Morashtite or Mikhah [מיכה]
- Jonah son of Amittai or Yonah [יונה]
- Isaiah (Yeshayahu [ישעיהו])
- Joel or Yo’el [יואל]
- Nahum or Nachum [נחום]
- Habakkuk or Habaquq [חבקוק]
- Zephaniah or Tsefania [צפניה]
- Haggai [חגי]
- Zechariah Zekharia [זכריה]
- Malachi or Malakhi [מלאכי]
- Mordecai Bilshan
The seven prophetesses
- False prophet
- Nathan of Gaza
- Inés of Herrera
- Prophets of Christianity
- Prophets and messengers in Islam
- Table of prophets of Abrahamic religions
- Scherman, Nosson. The Stone Edition Tanach. Mesorah Publications, Limited. p. 2038.
- A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue, Paulist Press (1995), p167.
- Light of Prophecy Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America/National Conference of Synagogue Youth (1990), p6.
- Megillah 14a and glosses ad loc.
- Talmud, Tractate Megillah 14a
- Why Isn’t the Book of Daniel Part of the Prophets? from Chabad.org, footnote 2
- Talmud Megilla 14a
- 1 Samuel 10-13
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