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The names of the Prophets


All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking. correcting and training in righteousness - 2 Timothy 3:16
Biblical Prophets and  Prophetess, what their names mean::


Amos /Book of Amos
Daniel /Book of Daniel  
Elijah
Elisha
Ezekiel /Book of Ezekiel  
Habakkuk /Prophecies of Habakkuk  
Haggai /Book of Haggai  
Hosea /Prophecies of Hosea 
Isaiah /Book of Isaiah  
Jeremiah /Book of Jeremiah  
Joel /Book of Joel
Jonah /Book of Jonah  
Joshua /Book of Joel
Malachi /Prophecies of Malachi 
Micah /Book of Micah
Nahum /Book of Nahum  
Obadiah /Book of Obadiah
Samuel /Books of Samuel  /Books of Kings
Zechariah  
Zephaniah /Book of Zephaniah
 

Other prominent Bibical names that were called Prohets and Prophetess::
Abraham
Asaph
Barnabas
David
Deborah 
Enoch 
Jeduthun
John /Book of Revelation
John the Baptist 
Miriam
Moses
Noah


The greatest of them all, Son of God, God Incarnate.:
Through and by Him all prophesy is given.
Jesus Christ  
Meaning of "Abraham": father of a multitude. / Meaning of "Abram": Exalted father.
Meaning: convener, or collector
Meaning: son of consolation
Meaning: God is my judge, or judge of God
Meaning: beloved
Meaning: a bee
Meaning: whose God is Jehovah
Meaning: God his salvation
Hebrew: Yesh'yahu, meaning: "the salvation of Jehovah"
Meaning: initiated; dedication; commencement—probably signifying a new manner of life
Meaning: God will strengthen
Meaning: embrace
Meaning: salvation
Meaning: festive
Meaning: lauder; praising
Meaning: Raised up or appointed by Jehovah; Yahweh lifts up

Meaning: Salvation, or “the Lord is salvation,” “the Lord Saves.”
Meaning: Jehovah is his God.
The name "John" is mentioned 131 times in the King James Bible. This was the name of various biblical men:
The mission of John was the subject of prophecy
(Matt. 3:3; Isa. 40:3; Mal. 3:1).
His birth, which took place six months before that
of Jesus, was foretold by an angel. 
Meaning: a dove
Meaning: Jehovah is his help, or Jehovah the Savior.
Meaning: messenger or angel
a shortened form of Micaiah
Meaning: who is like Jehovah?
Meaning: their rebellion
Meaning: drawn (or Egyptian: mesu, “son;” hence Rameses, royal son)
Meaning: consolation
Meaning: rest; Hebrew: Noah
Meaning: heard of God
Meaning: Jehovah is renowned or remembered
The historical part of the book treats of the period of
the Captivity. Daniel is "the historian of the Captivity,
the writer who alone furnishes any series of events for
that dark and dismal period during which the harp of
Israel hung on the trees that grew by the Euphrates.

The prophetical part consists of three
visions and one lengthened prophetical
communication. 
This book consists mainly of three groups of prophecies.
After an account of his call to the prophetical office
(1-3:21), Ezekiel.
This book consists of three chapters,: "When the prophet in spirit saw
the formidable power of the Chaldeans approaching and menacing
his land, and saw the great evils they would cause in Judea, he
bore his complaints and doubts before Jehovah, the just and the
pure (1:2-17). And on this occasion the future punishment of the
Chaldeans was revealed to him.
(2). In the third chapter a presentiment of the destruction
of his country, in the inspired heart of the prophet, contends
with his hope that the enemy would be chastised."

The third chapter is a sublime song dedicated "to the chief
musician," and therefore intended apparently to be used in the
worship of God. It is "unequalled in majesty and splendour of
language and imagery."
This book consists of two brief, comprehensive chapters.
The object of the prophet was generally to urge the people
to proceed with the rebuilding of the temple.

Chapter one comprehends the first address (2-11) and its
effects (12-15). Chapter two contains,

(1.) The second prophecy (1-9), which was delivered a month
 after the first.

(2.) The third prophecy (10-19), delivered two months and
 three days after the second; and

(3.) The fourth prophecy (20-23), delivered on the same day
 as the third.
This was the longest of the prophetic books written before 
the Captivity. Hosea prophesied in a dark and melancholy
period of Israel's history, the period of Israel's decline
and fall. Their sins had brought upon them great national
disasters. 

The second part, containing 4-14, is a summary of Hosea's
discourses, filled with denunciations, threatenings,
exhortations, promises, and revelations of mercy.
This book of the Bible consists of prophecies delivered
(Isa. 1) in the reign of Uzziah (1-5),(2) of Jotham (6),
(3) Ahaz (7-14:28), (4) the first half of Hezekiah's reign
(14:28-35), (5) the second half of Hezekiah's reign (36-66). 

The book, as a whole, has been divided into three main parts:
(1.) The first thirty-five chapters, almost wholly prophetic,
Israel's enemy Assyria, present the Messiah as a mighty Ruler
and King.
(2.) Four chapters are historical (36-39), relating to the
times of Hezekiah.
(3.) Prophetical (40-66), Israel's enemy Babylon, describing
the Messiah as a suffering victim, meek and lowly.
This book of the Bible consists of twenty-three separate
and independent sections, arranged in five books.
I. The introduction, ch. 1. 
II. Reproofs of the sins of the Jews, consisting of seven
sections, (1.) ch. 2; (2.) ch. 3-6; (3.) ch. 7-10; (4.)
ch. 11-13; (5.) ch. 14-17:18; (6.) ch. 17:19-ch. 20; (7.)
ch. 21-24.
III. A general review of all nations, in two sections,
(1.) ch. 46-49; (2.) ch. 25; with an historical appendix
of three sections, (1.) ch. 26; (2.) ch. 27; (3.) ch. 28, 29.
IV. Two sections picturing the hopes of better times,
(1.) ch. 30, 31; (2.) ch. 32,33; to which is added an 
historical appendix in three sections, (1.) ch. 34:1-7;
(2.) ch. 34:8-22; (3.) ch. 35.
V. The conclusion, in two sections, (1.) ch. 36; (2.) ch. 45.
The contents of this book are, JOEL
(1.) A prophecy of a great public calamity then impending
over the land, consisting of a want of water and an
extraordinary plague of locusts (1:1-2:11).
(2.) The prophet then calls on his countrymen to repent
and to turn to God, assuring them of his readiness to
forgive (2:12-17), and foretelling the restoration of
the land to its accustomed fruitfulness (18-26).
(3.) Then follows a Messianic prophecy, quoted by Peter
(Acts 2:39).
(4.) Finally, the prophet foretells portents
and judgments as destined to fall on the enemies of God
(ch. 3, but in the Hebrew text 4).
Revelation:
Meaning: an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which
had been previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen

The Apocalypse, the closing book and the only prophetical
book of the New Testament canon. The book on the end
times, and Christs return.
The author of this book was undoubtedly John the apostle.
This book professes to give an account of what actually
took place in the experience of the prophet.
It gives an account of…

1. his divine commission to go to Nineveh,
his disobedience, and the punishment following (1:1-17);

2. his prayer and miraculous deliverance (1:17-2:10);

3. the second commission given to him, and his
prompt obedience in delivering the message from God,
and its results in the repentance of the Ninevites,
and God's long-sparing mercy toward them (ch. 3);

4.Jonah's displeasure at God's merciful decision,
and the rebuke tendered to the impatient prophet (ch. 4).
The contents of the book are comprised in four chapters.
In the Hebrew text the third and fourth chapters
(of the A.V.) form but one. The whole consists of three
sections, preceded by an introduction (Mal. 1:1-5), in
which the prophet reminds Israel of Jehovah's love to them.
This book is frequently referred to in the New Testament
(Matt. 11:10; 17:12; Mark 1:2; 9:11-12; Luke 1:17; Rom. 9:13).
The book consists of three sections, each commencing
with a rebuke, "Hear ye," etc., and closing with a promise,
(1) ch. 1; 2;
(2) ch. 3-5, especially addressed to the princes and heads
of the people;
(3) ch. 6-7, in which Jehovah is represented as holding a
controversy with his people: the whole concluding with a
song of triumph at the great deliverance which the Lord
will achieve for his people. The closing verse is quoted
in the song of Zacharias (Luke 1:72, 73). The prediction
regarding the place "where Christ should be born," one of
the most remarkable Messianic prophecies (Micah 5:2), is
quoted in Matt. 2:6.
Nahum prophesied, according to some, in the beginning
of the reign of Ahaz (B.C. 743). Others, however, think 
that his prophecies are to be referred to the latter half
of the reign of Hezekiah (about B.C. 709). 

The subject of this prophecy is the approaching complete
and final destruction of Nineveh, the capital of the
great and at that time flourishing Assyrian empire. 

Jonah had already uttered his message of warning, and
Nahum was followed by Zephaniah, who also predicted 
(Zeph. 2:4-15) the destruction of the city, predictions
which were remarkably fulfilled (B.C. 625) when Nineveh
was destroyed apparently by fire, and the Assyrian
empire came to an end, an event which changed the face
of Asia.
The authors of the books of Samuel were probably Samuel, Gad,
and Nathan. Samuel penned the first twenty-four chapters of
the first book. Gad, the companion of David (1 Sam. 22:5),
continued the history thus commenced; and Nathan completed it,
probably arranging the whole in the form in which we now have it
(1 Chr. 29:29).

The first book comprises a period of about a hundred years, and
nearly coincides with the life of Samuel. It contains:
(1) the history of Eli (1-4);
(2) the history of Samuel (5-12);
(3) the history of Saul, and of David in exile (13-31).

The second book, comprising a period of perhaps fifty years, contains
a history of the reign of David
(1) over Judah (1-4), and
(2) over all Israel (5-24), mainly in its political
aspects.

The last four chapters of Second Samuel may be regarded as a sort
of appendix recording various events, but not chronologically. 
They contain the annals of the Jewish commonwealth from the
accession of Solomon till the subjugation of the kingdom by
Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians (apparently a period of
about four hundred and fifty-three years). The books of
Chronicles (q.v.) are more comprehensive in their contents
than those of Kings. The latter synchronize with 1 Chr. 28-2
Chr. 36:21. While in the Chronicles greater prominence is
given to the priestly or Levitical office, in the Kings
greater prominence is given to the kingly.
Meaning "burden-bearer" in Hebrew
Amos was from Judah in the south, but he prophesied
in the northern kingdom of Israel during the eighth
century BC. He was a contemporary of Hosea.
Meaning Servant Of The Lord. 
The name Obadiah is among the most popular
in the Bible. Besides the prophet who probably
lived in the 9th century BC and who wrote the
Book of Obadiah, which consist of only one
chapter. 
Meaning 'the Lord conceals', 'the Lord protects'
or, possibly, 'God of darkness'.
The primary purpose of the book’s composition was to
alter the behaviour (particularly religious behaviour) of 
the author’s contemporary Jerusalemites.
The author of the book of Zephaniah attempts to accomplish
this change in behaviour through the threat of future
calamity for “those who have turned back from following the
Lord, who have not sought the Lord or inquired of him” (1:6).