From the Nov/Dec, 2013 issue of Touchstone
The Many Storied Prophets by Patrick Henry Reardon

As It Is Written . . .

The Many Storied Prophets

by Patrick Henry Reardon

It is easy to detect, over the course of biblical history, significant changes in Israel's interest in the prophets. The most significant change, I suppose, comes with the emergence of literary prophecy in the eighth century. In the previous century, Israel's interest in the prophets was especially expressed in narrative form; major sections of the books of Kings are taken up with stories of Micaiah, Elijah, and Elisha. Although rather little of the teaching of these men is preserved in the Sacred Text, many pages are devoted to storie . . .


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