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The Major Prophets are four: A. Their mission was to announce and to remind the people of Israel about the love that God had for them. Prophets are usually classified as Major and Minor Prophets.THE PROPHETS • The Prophets were the moral conscience of Israel. There are 12 Minor Prophets: Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi • . Isaiah B. They also denounced the people’s neglect of the covenant. *Daniel (Daniel is not classified as a prophet in the Hebrew Canon) The Minor Prophets are called this way because they are smaller works. Jeremiah C. Ezekiel D.

Prophets • Spokespersons of Yahweh • From every social class • Prick consciences of people 3/10/2012 Thus says the Lord… Evert Gementiza 3 .

Prophets 2-fold role: • Denounce social injustices of their times • Announce true meaning of religion as doing justice to the poor Return to the Covenant! 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 4 .

Priest Isaiah .Shepherd Hosea .Farmer Ezekiel .Royalty Jeremiah .Levite 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 5 . Amos .Prophets God sent prophets to call his people to fidelity to the covenant.

Outraged by great suffering of people caused by the greed of nobility and merchant classes.Amos 783-743 B. High interest rates Poor sold as slaves Prostitution Cheating in market Landed estates 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 6 .C.

” Amos 2:6-7 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 7 .Amos Thus says the Lord: “For three crimes of Israel. and for four. and the poor man for a pair of sandals. I will not revoke my word. Because they sell the just man for silver. and force the lowly out of the way. They trample the heads of the weak into the dust of the earth.

oppressing the just. then it may be that the Lord. the God of hosts will have pity on the remnant of Joseph. how grievous your sins. repelling the needy at the gate.Yes. -Amos 5:12 Hate evil and love good. accepting bribes. .Amos 5:15 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 8 . and let justice prevail at the gate. I know how many are your crimes.

) • belongs to the ruling class • lives in southern Kingdom of Judah • tells us of his call and unforgettable encounter with Yahweh in Is 6 • prophesies during the reign of 4 kings. 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 9 .Isaiah (472-687 B.C.

Is 1:11-17 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 10 .“True Religion is caring for the poor!” .

setting free the oppressed. clothing the naked when you see them and not turning your back on your own. sheltering the oppressed and the homeless.” Isaiah 58:6-7 3/10/2012 Evert Gementiza 11 .“This is the fasting I wish. untying the thongs of the yoke. sharing your bread with the hungry. releasing those bound unjustly. breaking every yoke.





what is good. MICAH provides the perfect summary: “The Lord has showed you. O man. and to walk humbly with your God?” -Micah 6:8 . and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice.SUMMARY OF NEVI’IM (PROPHETS) • The Prophets call us back to where we ought to be. and to love steadfastly.