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Monday, May 15

Meet the Prophets of Judah

Detail from 'The Prophet Jeremiah Mourning over the Destruction of Jerusalem,' Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn, c. 1630The Southern Kingdom of Judah had the longest list of prophets -- twenty-one in all. Working with good kings and bad, these prophets fought to save Judah from destruction.

In the end, though, the temple was destroyed, Jerusalem came under siege, and the Jews were carried away into captivity.

The Prophets of the Southern Kingdom are:


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Monday, May 1

Meet the Prophets of the Captivity

Detail from 'Daniel in the Lion's Den,' by Peter Paul Rubens c. 1615The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem was followed by a seventy-year exile that left most of the Jewish population spread throughout Mesopotamia -- primarily modern-day Iraq and Iran.

The period called the Captivity gave rise to four prophets:
  • Daniel of Judah (aka Belteshazzar, Belteshatztzar, Daniyel, Daniyyel, דָנִיֵּאל)
  • Ezekiel ben Buzi (aka Dhul-Kifl, Ezechiel, Ezechlel, Hizqeel, Yechezkel, Yechezqel, Yehezkel, Zulkifl, ذو-الكفل ,יְחֶזקֵאל)
  • Mordecai ben Jair (aka Mordechai, Mordekhai, מָרְדֳכַי)
  • Seraiah ben Neriah (aka Serayah, Soroyoh, שֶׁר־צִוָּ)

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