Discuss six similarities between the Traditional African prophets and the true prophets in the Old Testament.
DISCUSS SIX SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PROPHETS AND THE TRUE PROPHETS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
The five reforms carried out by King Josiah in the worship of Yahweh in Israel. (5 marks)
Give five activities of King Jeroboam that made the Israelites in the Northern Kingdom turn away from God
Activities of King Jeroboam that made Israelites in the Northern Kingdom turn away from God.
Explain five categories of true prophets and characteristics of the true prophets in the Old Testament.
EXPLAIN five CATEGORIES OF TRUE PROPHETS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRUE PROPHETS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Categories of true prophets in the old Testament:
a) Major prophets
their messages / books are elaborate I detailed
b) Minor prophets
they have short / brief messages
c) Canonical prophets
they are prophets whose utterances are recorded in books that bear their names
d) Non - canonical prophets
they are prophets whose oracles / messages have been compiled by other authors
e) Cultic / early prophets
they are prophets whose duties were associated with places of worship
Discuss the five categories prophets
1. Early Old Testament prophets
They appeared early in the history of Israel as a nation e.g. Moses, Elijah, Samuel ,Nathan
2. Professional prophets
They earned their living through their work of prophecy like Samuel was given a silver coin as token for his prophecy
They were true prophets and they never give prophecies in favour of what the king wanted to hear
Female / women prophets e.g. Hilda, Miriam and more others
4. Canonical prophets
Their writings were accepted as truth from God. Their prophecies are recorded and preserved under books bearing their names
Work of canonical prophets
5. False prophets
Characteristics of the true prophets in the Old Testament.
EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF PROPHETS IN ISRAEL
Explain the role of prophets in Israel
Outline Jeremiah’s prophecies about the Messiah (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
Outline Jeremiah’s prophecies about the Messiah (Jeremiah 23: 5-6). (6 marks)
DESCRIBE THREE GROUPS OF TRUE PROPHETS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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Ways in which God used Hosea to show the Israelites that despite their sinfulness He still loved them