The Prophets of the Old Testament as Political Leaders
A look at the prophets’ role, which was to maintain the covenant between God and the Israelites.
This paper looks at the role of the prophets Isaiah and Amos in establishing political and religious order in the Israelite kingdom. It discusses that since the prophets believed that the course of history is shaped by the will of God, a violation of Israel’s commitment to God would inevitably harm the Israelites. The paper explains how the prophets’ role was to insist that the Israelites mend their course of action and maintain their part of the covenant with God; otherwise, as the writings of Amos and Isaiah avow, the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah will be destroyed.
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