Major prophet


Major prophet
Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Isaiah fresco in Church of the Gesu

A major prophet is a book in the Major Prophets section of the Christian Old Testament in the Bible. The term "major prophet" is typically a Christian term as the Jewish Hebrew Bible does not group these books together and does not include the deuterocanonical/apocryphal Book of Baruch. The closest analogous grouping in the Hebrew Bible is the "Prophets" or Nevi'im. The major prophets in order of occurrence in the Christian Bible are:

The term "major" refers to their length, not their importance. See Minor prophet for shorter prophecies in the Bible.

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