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A major prophet is a book in the Major Prophets section of the Christian Old Testament in the Bible. The term "major prophet" is typically a Christian term as the Jewish Hebrew Bible does not group these books together and does not include the deuterocanonical/apocryphal Book of Baruch. The closest analogous grouping in the Hebrew Bible is the "Prophets" or Nevi'im. The major prophets in order of occurrence in the Christian Bible are:
- Lamentations, also known as the Lamentations of Jeremiah (listed with the Ketuvim in the Tanakh)
- Baruch (deuterocanonical; may be placed before Lamentations.) This work is not incorporated into the Jewish Bible nor the Protestant Bible.
- Daniel (listed with the Ketuvim in the Tanakh).
The term "major" refers to their length, not their importance. See Minor prophet for shorter prophecies in the Bible.
See also Edit
- Prophetic Midrash: Stories about prophets from ancient and modern sources
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