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Lives of the Prophets
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Jewish writing from the first century ad concerned with the biblical prophets’ historical origins, miraculous works, and places of burial. This text can be viewed as parabiblical or rewritten Bible, and is classified among the Pseudepigrapha.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lives of the Prophets, Text
Lives of the Prophets, Text A Jewish writing from the first century ad concerned with the biblical prophets’ historical origins, miraculous works, and places of burial. This text can be viewed as parabiblical or rewritten Bible, and is classified among the Pseudepigrapha.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Prophets, Lives of the
PROPHETS, LIVES OF THE. A short Jewish writing, deriving probably from the 1st century c.e. Its opening words describe the work’s content: “The names of the prophets, and where they are from, and where they died and how, and where they lie.”Although Syriac, Ethiopic, Latin, and Armenian versions are
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Lives of the Prophets
LIVES OF THE PROPHETSLives of the Prophets, often referred to by its Latin name Vitae Prophetarum, is a brief Jewish writing from the first century a.d. Its intention is indicated by the opening line: “The names of the prophets, and where they are from, and where they died and how, and where they lie” (all
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Prophets, Lives of the
Prophets, Lives of the. A Jewish writing preserved in several Greek mss (and various secondary versions), but thought by many to have been composed in Hebrew or Aramaic, probably before a.d. 70. (For the view that “the Palestinian traditions included in this document first attained literary form in Greek,”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LIVES OF THE PROPHETS
LIVES OF THE PROPHETS. The Lives of the Prophets (Vitae Prophetarum) is a small treatise in Greek, containing twenty-three very concise “biographies” of biblical prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, the twelve Minor Prophets, and the prophets from the historical books in the Bible, except Samuel