Who Are Some Well-Known Prophets From the Bible?

Well-known, or major, prophets from the Bible include Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. Scholars believe that the prophecies of Jeremiah cover the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. The books of the Bible have distinct categories, including those in the category of Major Prophets or Minor Prophets. The Major Prophets appear in the Old Testament.

Isaiah tells prophecies of specific kings and also warns against empty religious gestures in order to inspire the Jewish people to redefine the meaningfulness of worship. The prophecy with the most meaning is that of the coming Messiah. Christianity interprets this prophecy as that of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah warns against sinful behavior and condemns the biblical kingdom of Judah. Lamentations reflects on the prophecy concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. Messianic prophecies of Jeremiah proclaim the sadness, loneliness and rejection of the Messiah.

The prophet Ezekiel tells Israel of its eventual restoration. Ezekiel details the necessity of the rise of Babylon and suffering of the Jewish people for the Messiah to reinstate Israel. Daniel primarily serves as a prophet in Christianity. His prophecies center on the ruling period of the Messiah and establish a vision of Christ, possibly presenting a prophecy of the crucifixion. Many children first encounter Daniel through learning of his miracles, such as the survival of Daniel in the den of a lion.