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Former Prophets
Former and Latter Prophets
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Former Prophets
Former ProphetsAccording to Hebrew tradition, those books attributed to the “early” prophets Joshua (book of Joshua), Samuel (Judges, 1-2 Samuel), and Jeremiah (1-2 Kings). In later (particularly Christian) tradition they are regarded as the “historical books.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Former Prophets
Former Prophets. †According to Hebrew tradition, those books attributed of the “early” prophets Joshua (book of Joshua), Samuel (Judges, 1–2 Samuel), and Jeremiah (1–2 Kings). In later (particularly Christian) tradition they are regarded as historical books.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Prophets, Former and Latter
Prophets, Former and Latter. In the Hebrew Bible, these terms are used to designate two groups of books. The group called Former Prophets consists of the historical books of Joshua, Judges, 1–2 Samuel, and 1–2 Kings. The Latter Prophets include Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Book of the Twelve (i.e.,
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Former Prophets
Former ProphetsThe books of the Old Testament are arranged slightly differently in the Hebrew Bible than in English Bibles. The Hebrew Bible has three main divisions: Torah (i.e., the Pentateuch), Prophets, and Writings. The Prophets are further divided into two parts: the Former Prophets and the Latter
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