INTRODUCTIONProphets Prophet Defined
• Prophetes - One who speaks
for God and interprets His
• Nabi - to call; one called
INTRODUCTIONProphets The Roles of the Prophet
• Preachers of the Law
• Predictors of Coming Events
• Watchmen over Israel
INTRODUCTIONProphets The Language of the
•Heavy use of poetic
Will There be Lions?
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the hole of
and the young child put his hand into
the viper's nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the
knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.
8 And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness.
The unclean will not journey on it;
it will be for those who walk in that
wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there,
nor will any ferocious beast get up on
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and the ransomed of the LORD will
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
INTRODUCTIONProphets A Formula for Disaster
See, the day of the LORD is coming
a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger
to make the land desolate
and destroy the sinners within it.
The stars of heaven and their constellations
will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened
and the moon will not give its light.
I will punish the world for its evil,
the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty
and will humble the pride of the ruthless.