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SIMPLIFIED JOURNEY (17): The Early Prophets

There were prophets all through the Old Testament. God called Abraham a prophet (Genesis 20:7), and we can presume that Noah, a preacher of righteousness (see 2 Peter 2:5), was also a prophet to the antediluvian world.

They played a vital role as God revealed Himself to His people. The word prophet does not mean foreteller, but a spokesman. In Exodus, Aaron was the spokesman for Moses to Israel (Exodus 4:16) and to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1-2). In one place he is Moses’ mouth; in the other he is Moses’ prophet.

Now in speaking for God, sometimes the prophet does foretell, but his chief role is as an inspired speaker for God. Continue reading

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