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Tuesday, August 1

Meet the Ante-Abrahamic Prophets

Detail from 'The Creation of Adam,' a Sistine Chapel fresco by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, c. 1508-1512From the day Adam began teaching his children about their Creator, there have been prophets and there have been covenants. The holy writ says the first prophets walked and talked with Adam and with angels.

Some of the long-lived prophets who predated Abraham appear not only in canonized scripture, but also in tribal mythology and ancient documents unearthed in more modern times.

The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) records ten ancient prophets:


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