Prophecy in the Bible may or may not constitute the predicting of future events. The prophets were God’s spokesman. I like to define biblical prophecy as the FORTH TELLING OF TRUTH. There are prophecies in nearly every book of the Bible. Many prophecies can be found in the Psalms that King David wrote. There is only one book of prophecy in the New Testament, the book of Revelation. While in the Old Testament there are seventeen books of prophecy. They are divided into major prophets and minor prophets. This division is based solely on the length of the books. The major prophets being the longest and the minor prophets being the shortest. There are four major prophets and five books considered as major prophesies. Jeremiah wrote the book that his name bears and Lamentations.
Isaiah- The Messianic Prophet
Jeremiah- A Last Effort to save Jerusalm
Lamentations – a dirge over the destruction of Jerusalm
Ezekiel- “They shall know that I am God”
Daniel-The Prophet at Babylon
The minor prophets are:
Hosea- Apostasy of Israel
Joel- Prediction of the Holy Spirit Age
Amos- Ultimate Universal Rule of David
Obadiah-Destruction of Edom
Jonah-An Errand of Mercy to Nineveh
Micah- Bethlehem to be Birthplace of the Messiah
Nahum- Destruction of Nineveh
Habakkuk- “The Just Shall Live by Faith”
Zephaniah- Coming of a Pure Language
Haggai- Rebuilding the Temple
Zechariah-Rebuilding the Temple
Malachi – Final Message to a Disobedient People which is also the last book of the Old Testament.
We have 4 major prophets and 12 minor prophets and seventeen prophetic books.