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Do most prophets mainly speak or write. Any other writing prophets besides Haggai?

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by whirlingmerc, Apr 24, 2018.

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    Mostly speaking I think. Usually went something like this: Crazy, smelly guy suffering from dehydration and possible heat stroke stumbles out of the desert mumbling something along the lines of "Thus said the Lord", People listened...and then people died.
     
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    Then Haggai replied:

    So is this people, and so is this nation

    in my sight—oracle of the LORD—

    And so is all the work of their hands;

    what they offer there is defiled.

    I think the 'word' is spoken.
     
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    Isaiah 8:1
    Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

    Jeremiah 30:2
    Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

    Habakkuk 2:2
    And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    These are some others.
     
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    It's just a way of saying that he was the medium through which they received the prophecy. Same thing as in Malachi 1:1. The prophecy is going through the prophet to someone.

    "...the word of G-d in the hand of (ie. through) Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel..."
    "...the word of G-d to Israel in the hand of (ie through) Malachi"
     
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    For me, it's mostly writing, but then I'm just a better writer than I am a speaker in general. I would say that the means of prophetic expression probably reflect the talents of each prophet individually.
     
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    In the Baha'i Faith we have what's called "The Writings" and these are the actual Tablets and Writings of the Messengers of God: Baha'u'llah and the Bab written in Their own hand and sealed by Them for authenticity. Some Writings are dictated and later authenticated by the Prophet with Their Seal.

    Authoritative Writings and Guidance »
    Seals of Baha'u'llah:
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    Perhaps, but I do notice that the phrase 'by the hand of Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 10.37.24 PM.png ' occurs three times and only in Haggai (ok and yes in Malachi)
    https://www.slideshare.net/MichaelScaman/haggai-95047912
     

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    I stand corrected, yes it was used of Malachi as well I checked some translations but Young's literal translation I see also has 'by the hand of' for Malachi in Mal 1:1
     
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    However I do notice that different prophets have different emphasis in how they delivered the message.... Habakkuk mentions visions... Isaiah has his mouth cleansed... and prophets did write and/or speak...

    Of course a prophet produces 'God breathed' messages, however the means.
     
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