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Discuss how prophetic messages were written

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  • The prophetic messages were either written down by the prophets themselves or dictated to a scribe e.g Jeremiah to Baruch
  • Some of the prophetic messages were preserved as oral tradition by the disciples of prophets
  • God dictated to the prophets what was to be put down
  • The collection, compiling and writing of the prophetic messages was accomplished over a long period of time
  • The scribes re-organized the prophets teaching according to subject matter
  • The disciples of the prophets preserved their master’s teachings as oral traditions and passed it over to subsequent generations
  • The disciples of the prophets treasured recollections of the prophet’s life as well as their oracle's and Incorporated them in the historical books of the Bible

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