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According to Jewish tradition, every person present in the Sinai during the Exodus was a prophet. After that, there have been hundreds of prophets until the end of prophecy. The prophets whose messages were considered important enough to be recorded in the Tanach (Jewish Bible) are:


1) Abraham

2) Isaac

3) Jacob

4) Moses

5) Aaron

6) Joshua

7) Pinchas the High Priest

8) Elkanah (father of Samuel)

9) Eli the High Priest

10) Samuel

11) Gad

12) Nathan

13) King David

14) King Solomon

15) Eido

16) Michiyahu ben Yimlah

17) Obadiah

18) Achiyah of Shiloh

19) Yahu ben Chanani

20) Azariah ben Oded

21) Chaziel son of Metaniah

22) Eliezer of Morisha

23) Hosea

24) Amos

25) Micah

26) Amotz

27) Elijah

28) Elisha

29) Jonah

30) Isaiah

31) Joel

32) Nahum

33) Habakkuk

34) Zephaniah

35) Uriah from Kiryat Yearim

36) Jeremiah

37) Ezekiel

38) Shmaya

39) Baruch

40) Neriah

41) Seriah

42) Mechasiah

43) Haggai

44) Zechariah

45) Malachi

46) Mordechai

47) Chanani

48) Oded


1) Sarah (wife of Abraham, mother of all Jews)

2) Miriam (sister to Moses)

3) Deborah (the only female among the Judges)

4) Chanah (mother of Samuel)

5) Abigail

6) Chuldah

7) Esther (of Purim fame)


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The Tanach (Jewish Bible) includes the Jewish prophets, it does not include the prophets of other religions.

The first book of Prophets in the Jewish Bible is Joshua.

Islam has more or less re-apportioned Jewish and Christian prophets as Islamic prophets and argues that all of these prophets are part of a larger Islamic prophetic tradition. As a result, most of these prophets are highly regarded, but their message in the Qur'anic narrative may be different from that in the Biblical narrative.

The prophets Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel).

Yes, Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob were all prophets according to the teachings of Judaism.

All of the books of the prophets, including the Torah, are based on being spoken to by God, or receiving Divine inspiration.

Some Jewish prophets include Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and many others.

They, like all loyal Jews, believed in the entire Torah and its accompanying oral tradition. See also:Basic Jewish beliefsWhat is the Torah for?The purpose of the Israelite prophets

Answer 1According to Jewish tradition, God did not set any Hebrew prophets outside Israel.Answer 2The question may be referring to Jonah, who was sent to Nineveh. Other prophets who lived outside of Israel include Ezekiel and Daniel. However, all three of these prophets were Israelites born in the Holy Land.Answer 3Judaism acknowledges the possibility of non-Jewish prophecy, but does not consider it legitimate for Jews to follow them. The most explicit example is Balaam, who is a prophet to the Other Nations. However, Balaam is not considered part of the canon of Jewish prophets (though some of his words are recorded in the Torah [Numbers ch.22-24]).Other non-Jewish prophets mentioned in our tradition are those named in the book of Job.

There were many Israelite prophets who prophesied privately, not for posterity, whose words were not recorded (Talmud, Megillah 14a). At Sinai we were all prophets. The number of Israelite prophets whose words are in the Hebrew Bible are: 48 prophets and seven prophetesses (ibid).

Jewish tradition was preserved by the Jewish Prophets, Sages, Torah-commentators and codifiers. Jewish tradition is preserved by learning and keeping the Torah.

The prophets faced some opposition from idolaters among their people. But their disciples, and all unsullied Israelites, accepted their words immediately. The people who revered the prophets and learned from them are called "the sons of the prophets" (2 Kings 4:38). According to our tradition, the Jewish canon was sealed around 340 BCE by the greatest Sages of the time, whose group included several prophets. It has been the Jewish Bible ever since.

Muslims and Jews are linked through Prophet Abraham, they are both children of Abraham. They also consider most of the Jewish Prophets to be Islamic Prophets, grafting the history of the Jewish tradition into Islam.

Jewish prophets do not have any distinct characteristics. They are simply people through whom HaShem (The Creator) communicates.

Jewish tradition teaches that the prophets were great Torah-scholars and thinkers, who studied under the elder prophets of their generation.

There were many Israelite prophets who prophesied privately, not for posterity, whose words were not recorded (Talmud, Megillah 14a). The number of Israelite prophets whose words are in the Hebrew Bible are: 48 prophets and seven prophetesses (ibid).

The Forefathers and Moses, the Prophets, the Sages, and the Rabbis throughout the generations.

Opinion:There is no GodJewish answer:He told the prophets.

According to Judaism, a prophet is a person through whom HaShem (The Creator) communicates. There is no requirement for prophecy to be about the future in Jewish tradition.

The greatest Jewish prophet was Moses. According to Jewish beliefs, there were no greater prophets, nor will there be (Deuteronomy ch.34).

Judaism has not had any prophets since shortly after the destruction of the First Temple. Jesus is not considered divine or a prophet in Judaism.

Christians consider all the prophets of the Old and New Testament to be prophets of Christianity.

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