Below is a summary of some of the more well known prophets of the Old Testament, along with scriptural citations for each. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but it covers some of the key figures and their corresponding biblical references:
– Scripture: Book of Isaiah – Isaiah 1:1
– Summary: Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the nations. He warned Judah about their sinfulness and the impending judgment from God, urging them to repent and turn back to God.
– Scripture: Book of Jeremiah – Jeremiah 1:1-3
– Summary: Ezekiel prophesied during the Babylonian exile. His messages included both warnings of judgment for Israel’s sins and hope for future restoration.
– Scripture: Book of Ezekiel – Ezekiel 1:1
– Scripture: Book of Daniel – Daniel 1:1-6
– Summary: Hosea’s personal life became an illustration of God’s relationship with unfaithful Israel. He called the people to repentance and promised God’s forgiveness and restoration.
– Scripture: Book of Hosea – Hosea 1:1
– Scripture: Book of Joel – Joel 1:1
– Summary: Amos, a shepherd from Tekoa, prophesied against Israel’s social injustice and religious hypocrisy. He warned of God’s judgment and called for genuine repentance.
– Scripture: Book of Amos – Amos 1:1
– Scripture: Book of Obadiah – Obadiah 1:1
– Summary: Jonah was sent to the city of Nineveh to call its people to repentance. Initially, he resisted his mission but later obeyed, witnessing God’s mercy and compassion.
– Scripture: Book of Jonah – Jonah 1:1
– Summary: Micah prophesied against corruption and injustice in both Israel and Judah. He also announced the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem.
– Scripture: Book of Micah – Micah 1:1