Latter Prophets. In the Hebrew canon, those books representing the major or “classical” prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets. They are preceded by the Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings.
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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.,
Latter ProphetsThe books of the Old Testament are arranged differently and are labeled differently in the Hebrew Bible than in Christian Bibles. The Hebrew Bible splits the Old Testament books into three main divisions: Torah (i.e., the Pentateuch), the Prophets, and the Writings. The Prophets are further
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