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Meet the Prophets of Israel

As the monarchy fell apart after the death of King Solomon, the kingdom split into two: The Northern Kingdom of Israel, with its ten tribes, and the Southern Kingdom of Judah with its two tribes.

The Northern Kingdom was home to nine prophets:
Ahijah ben Seraiah (aka Abijah, Achiah, Achiya, Achyah, Ahaiah, Ahiyah, HaShiloni, the Shilonite, אֲהָיָּה)Micaiah ben Imlah (aka Micah, Micha, Micheah, Mikhayahu, Michoyhu, מִיכָיְהוּ)Beeri (aka Be'eri, בְּאֵרִי)Hosea ben Beeri (aka Hoshei'a, Hoshe'a, Oseas, Osee, הוֹשֵׁעַ)Amos (aka `Amos, עָמוֹס)Jonah ben Amittai (aka Dhun Nun, Ionas, Jonas, Yonah, Yunus, يونس ,יוֹנָה)Elijah the Tishbite (aka Elias, Eliyah, Eliyahu, Eliyohu, Ilyas, إلياس ,אֱלִיָּהוּ)Elisha ben Shaphat (aka Al-Yasa`, اليسع ,אֱלִישַׁע)Oded the Samarian (aka Obed, עֹדֵד)Image: Detail from 'Jonah,' Sistine fresco by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, c. 1511