The Theology of the Bible

Lesson Five

The Bible has two types of prophets. The former and latter prophets. The former prophets are Joshua, Judges, I & II Samuel & I & II Kings. The latter prophets are Isaiah through Malachi. Joshua himself wrote the book of Joshua. Samuel wrote Judges after Israel’s start of monarchy 19:1 & 21:25. Judges was written before the monarchy of David, Judges 1:21 & II Samuel 5:6-8. In I Chronicles 29:29 we read of the chronicles of Samuel the seer, the chronicles of Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer. According to Bible history, I Samuel 1-24 was written by Samuel. And I Samuel 25 - II Samuel 24 was written by Nathan and Gad. Bible history attributes Kings to Jeremiah. The writer of the Kings did live in the time era of the Kings. 


The writer of Kings was an eye witness of Elijah, Elisha & Micaiah.

In the latter prophets, their manuscripts were written in the days of Hezekiah. Note II Chronicles 32:32. Isaiah also wrote of the acts of Uzziah II Chronicles 26:22. God gave Jeremiah instructions to write in Jeremiah 30:2 & 51:60. Ezekiel was commanded to write his manuscript in Ezekiel 24:2 & 43:11. Habakkuk was commanded to write his manuscript in Habakkuk 2:2. Malachi was commanded to write in Malachi 1:1.


Kethubhim. In the Old Testament, the kethubhim consist of three areas. First, the poetic books of Psalms, Proverbs & Job. Included in the kethubhim is the megilloth. The megilloth consist of Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes & Esther. In II Chronicles 35:4, we read of the writings of David and Solomon. The Song of Solomon was written by Solomon 1:1.

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