books that recount the lives and messages of Israels prophets.
The books in this section
deal with the lives and messages of prophets who lived at different times
in Israels history. The books are not arranged in chronological order.
First are three major prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah (Lamentations is traditionally
associated with him), and Ezekiel. After the three
major prophets is the book of Daniel and the twelve minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habukkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah,
Malachi. In Jewish Bibles most of these books
are included among the Latter Prophets, since there were prophets
who lived before these figures. The stories of these early prophets are
found in the books of Samuel and Kings.