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Old Testament Books - Prophets
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Part of Old Testament Books:

1. Pentateuch

2. Historical Books

3. Wisdom Literature

4. Psalms

5. Prophets

A. Terminology

In modern languages, prophets and prophecy are linked very much with the notion of soothsaying or predicting the future. The Greek word (προφήτης), in the religious realm, simply means th…

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Alfons Deissler, “Old Testament Books - Prophets”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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