1431 prophecy, methods of OT

1431 prophecy, methods of OT

Prophets relayed their messages from God in a variety of ways, choosing methods that would make the meaning clear, attract attention or convince the people of the truth of their words.

God speaks through the prophets

Heb 1:1

Prophecy directly proclaimed Jnh 3:1-4 See also 1Ki 13:1-3; 1Ki 14:6-16; 1Ki 20:22; Isa 7:13-17; Jer 26:18; Ac 11:27-28; 1Co 14:29

Messages presented as coming from God 2Ki 7:1 Prophets often used the phrases “hear the word of the Lord” and “says the Lord” to ensure that their audience understood the divine origin of their proclamation. See also 2Ki 20:16-18; Jer 7:2; Jer 30:3; Jer 44:26; Eze 34:7-10; Hos 4:1; Am 1:5; Am 7:16-17; Zep 3:20; Hag 2:9; Zec 1:3; Mal 1:6

Prophecy enacted

1Ki 11:29-39 See also 1Ki 22:11; Jer 19:1-13; Jer 27:1-7; Jer 28:10-11; Jer 43:8-13; Eze 4:1-17; Eze 5:1-3; Eze 12:3-11; Zec 6:9-15; Ac 21:10-11

Prophecy expressed as an allegory or parable

2Sa 12:1-12 See also Eze 15:1-8; Eze 17:1-4; Eze 19:2-14; Eze 23:1-4; Eze 24:3-5; Mt 24:32-35 pp Mk 13:28-31 pp Lk 21:29-33

Prophecy given by vision or dream

Eze 11:24-25 See also 1Ki 22:17; Jer 1:11-16; Eze 40:1-4; Am 8:1-2; Zec 4:1-14

Prophecy recorded in writing

Jer 36:1-4 See also Isa 30:8; Jer 25:13; Jer 30:2; Jer 36:32; Jer 45:1; Jer 51:60; Eze 43:10-11; Da 12:4; Hab 2:2; Rev 1:3; Rev 22:19; 2Ch 21:12-15; Jer 29:1

Prophecy associated with music

1Ch 25:1-3 See also 1Sa 10:5; 1Sa 18:10; 2Ki 3:15-19

See also

1409dream
1421oracles
1448signs
1469visions
5420music
5438parables
5611watchman
5978warning
7734leaders, spiritual
7778school of prophets

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