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|The Books of the Prophets|
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The Prophetic Books of the Old Testament are books that were compiled by prophets (or his hearers) that addressed Israel's abandonment of God and called the people to return to him. They range from long books (known as the Major Prophets)such as the Book of Isaiah and the Book of Jeremiah to shorter books (known as Minor Prophets) such as the books of Hosea, Joel, and Jonah.
Prophets were divinely appointed spokesmen for God. The Hebrew word for prophet 'nabi' means spokesman. They preached about the corruption of Israel, God's judgement and His future restoration. One vital cornerstone that has bearing for us would be the coming of the Messiah. This is mentioned in Isaiah 53 in the major prophets and last chapters of Zechariah in the minor.
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