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”.

Abram’s Counsel to Sarai (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)

Abram’s Counsel to Sarai (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)

Prophets

According to the Talmud, there were 48 prophets and seven prophetesses.

The 48 Jewish prophets

  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. Aisling prophet of Carmel
  19. Ahijah the Shilonite
  20. Jehu son of Hanani
  21. Azariah son of Oded
  22. Jahaziel the Levite
  23. Eliezer son of Dodavahu
  24. Hosea or Hoshea [הושע]
  25. Amos [עמוס]
  26. Micah the Morashtite or Mikhah [מיכה]
  27. Amoz
  28. Elijah

    The bears savaging the youths at Elisha's command, while Elijah is borne in the flying chariot (1453 French manuscript).

    The bears savaging the youths at Elisha’s command, while Elijah is borne in the flying chariot (1453 French manuscript).

  29. Elisha
  30. Jonah son of Amittai or Yonah [יונה]
  31. Isaiah (Yeshayahu [ישעיהו])
  32. Joel or Yo’el [יואל]
  33. Nahum or Nachum [נחום]
  34. Habakkuk or Habaquq [חבקוק]
  35. Zephaniah or Tsefania [צפניה]
  36. Uriah
  37. Jeremiah
  38. Ezekiel
  39. Shemaiah
  40. Baruch
  41. Neriah
  42. Seraiah
  43. Mehseiah
  44. Haggai [חגי]
  45. Zechariah Zekharia [זכריה]
  46. Malachi or Malakhi [מלאכי]
  47. Mordecai Bilshan
  48. Oded
  49. Hanani

The seven prophetesses

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

See also

References

Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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