Messengers of God

Messengers of God : A Jewish Prophets Who's Who

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There were fifteen important prophets in Israel, whose lives covered nearly four centuries, beginning about 750 B.C.E. Known as the literary prophets because they wrote down their prophecies, they were chosen by God at a time of social and political crisis in the community. Their task was to warn, criticize the morals and ethics of their day, and counsel and comfort the Israelite people. This book presents an overview of the literary prophets and the nature of their prophecies. They include Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel, Obadiah, Nachum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, and Jonah. In addition to the so-called literary prophets, there were other people in the Bible referred to as prophets as well. Gideon, in the Book of Judges, was referred to as a prophet, Deborah is called a prophetess in the Book of Judges. Moses was twice called a prophet in the Bible and even Abraham is once referred to as a prophet in the Book of Genesis. Messengers of God: A Jewish Prophets Who's Who explores these prophets as well. Topics in this volume include: what is a prophet; varieties of prophets; commissioning of the prophet; preliterary prophets; false prophets; Moses; Deborah; prophetic signs and visions; values of the prophets; prophecy in the Talmud, philosophers and prophets, and prophets in the liturgy and rabbinic sources. Messengers of God: A Jewish Prophets Who's Who will enable the reader to have a better understanding of the nature of the prophets and their works.show more

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  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 159.8 x 235.5 x 25.1mm | 576.07g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765799987
  • 9780765799982

About Ronald H. Isaacs

Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs is the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He received his doctorate in instructional technology from Columbia University's Teacher's College. He is the author of numerous books, including Loving Companions: Our Jewish Wedding Album, co-authored with Leora Isaacs. Rabbi Isaacs currently serves on the editorial board of Shofar magazine and is a member of the Publications Committee if the Rabbinical Assembly. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, Leora, and their children, Keren and Zachary.show more

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Table of contents

I WHO AND WHAT ARE PROPHETS 1 Early Prophets in the Bible 2 Women Prophets 3 False Prophets 4 Literary Prophets 5 Principles of Jewish Prophecy 6 After Prophecy: The Bat Kol II TALMUDIC VIEWS OF PROPHECY 7 Overview 8 Notable Rabbinic Quotations on Prophecy 9 Lessons Derived from the Rabbinic Quotations 10 The Rabbis' List of Prophets 11 Seven Prophetesses 12 Seven Heathen Prophets III THE FIFTEEN LITERARY PROPHETS: A SUMMARY OF THEIR BOOKS 13 The Major Prophets Isaiah Isaiah and His Family Composition and Authorship of the Book Subject Matter and Mission Place in the Canon Major Concepts and Teachings Isaiah in Rabbinic Literature Notable Quotations Jeremiah Life and Character of Jeremiah Background of the Times Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Book Summary Place in the Canon Jeremiah's Style Major Concepts and Teachings Jeremiah in Rabbinic Legend Notable Quotations Ezekiel Ezekiel and His Family Place in the Canon Subject Matter and Book Summary Ezekiel's Style Ezekiel in Rabbinic Legend and Writings Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations 14 The Twelve Minor Prophets Hosea Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Contents Hosea in Rabbinic Writings Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Joel Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Contents of Book Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Amos Composition and Authorship Amos's Style Subject Matter and Contents Amos in Rabbinic Writings Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Obadiah Composition and Authorship Subject Matter Major Teachings in the Book Notable Quotations Jonah Composition and Authorship Synopsis of Book Major Concepts and Teachings Jonah in Rabbinic Writings Modern Interpretations of the Book of Jonah Notable Quotations Micah Composition and Authorship Synopsis of Book The Book of Micah in Rabbinic Writings Major Teachings and Concepts Notable Quotations Nachum Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Book Synopsis Major Themes and Concepts Notable Quotations Habbakuk Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Book Synopsis Habbakuk in Rabbinic Literature Main Teachings and Concepts Notable Quotations Zephaniah Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Book Synopsis Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Haggai Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Synopsis Haggai in Rabbinic Traditions Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Zechariah Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Synopsis Zechariah in Rabbinic Writings Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations Malachi Composition and Authorship Subject Matter and Synopsis Malachi in Rabbinic Writings Major Concepts and Teachings Notable Quotations IV THE HAFTARAH-THE LESSON FROM THE PROPHETS 15 Overview 16 Summary of Bible Portions V PROPHECY AND JEWSH PHILOSOPHERS 17 Overview 18 Ancient Philosophy: Philo 19 Medieval Philosophy Maimonides Saadia Gaon Judah Halevi Joseph Albo 20 Modern Jewish Philosophers VI PROPHETS IN JEWISH LITURGY 21 Sabbath and Festival Prayers Ma Tovu Prayers for Donning Phylacteries Ata Hu Adonai Eloheymu Song of the Sea Kedusha (Sanctification) Anenu Paragraph for Fast Days The Eighth Blessing of the Amidah-Blessing for Healing Tachanun Yehi Razon: May It Be Your Will Introductory Prayer to Torah Service Va'anachnu Lo Neyda-As for Us, We Do Not Know Uva L'Tzion: A Redeemer Shall Come to Zion Kaddish Aleynu Yigdal 22 The High Holy Day Machzor Malchuyot Sovereignty Verses Zichronot Remembrance Verses Shofarot Trumpet Verses For Further Reading Indexshow more

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