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Blog Entry: Prophet's of the Bible Continued: John of Patmos:  Revelation 1: This prophet was also known as John the Revelator, John the Divine and John the Theologian,  the name that was given to the author of the Book of Revelation, of the apocalyptic text that is the form of the final chapter of the New Testament.  It is stated in Revelation that the author is called John and that he lived on the Greek Island of Patmos, where some considered him to be exiled.  It was the result of persecution under the Roman emperor Domitian. The writer of Revelation is widely known to be John the Apostle, seen as the author of the Gospel of John, but others identify him as John the Elder.  A number of Modern Scholars believe Revelations was written by an unknown author, and gave him the name John of Patmos. Jonah: 2 Kings 14: He is the son of Amittai.  His name first appears in 2 Kings, as a prophet.  He's from Gath-Hepher, noth of Nazareth.  He's described being active during the reign of the second King Jeroboam (c. 786-746 BCE).  He predicted that Jeroboam would recover lost territories. Jonah is the main character in the Book of Jonah.  He was commanded by God to go to the city of Nineveh to prophesy against it, "for their great wickedness has come up before me."  Instead Jonah flees from "The presence o the Lord" by his going to Jaffa, identified as Joppa or Joppe, then sailing to Tarshish.  A storm comes and the sailors, realizing that the storm is a dangerous one, cast lots.  They discover that Jonah is to blame.  He admits that he's to blame, and tells them that if they throw him overboard, the storm will cease.  First though, the sailors try to dump as much cargo as possible, before giving up, but are forced to dump Jonah overboard, and at that time the storm ends and the sea becomes calm.  The sailors offer sacrifices to God.  Jonah is saved by being swallowed by a large fish.  He spends three days and three nights in the fish's belly.  While in the fish, Jonah prays to God, in his condition, and turns to thanksgiving and to paying what he vowed.  God then commands the fish to spit Jonah out. Joshua:  Joshua 1: "Joshua" an English name, is, in the Hebrew Language "Yehoshua", which means "Yahweh is salvation."  The vocalizing of the second part of the name may be read as Hoshea-which was the  name was used in the Torah before Moses added the divine name. He was a major figure, in the events listed in Exodus.  He was chosen by Moses to select and command a militia group for their first battle, after leaving Egypt, against the Amalekites, in Rephidum (Exodus 17:8-16. He later went with Moses when he ascended biblical Mount Sinai, to speak wit God, see God's plan for the Israelite tabernacle, and to receive the Ten Commandments. In Joshua 1:1-9 it tells us that God appointed Joshua to succeed Moses as leader of the Israelites and giving him a blessing of invincibility during his life time (Joshua 1:L5). Judas Barsabbas:  Acts 3:15: He was a New Testament prophet and known as one of the 'leading men' of the early Christian community in Jerusalem at the time of the Council of Jerusalem around 50 A.D. He's mentioned in Acts 15:22.  This is where he, along with Silas, is described as a "Leading man among bothers" (NIV).  Judas and Silas were given the order of accompanying Paul and Barnabas to Antioch, delivering the Council's letter resolving the arguments surround gentile circumcision. Acts 15:32 further describes Judas and Silas as prophets, saying that they "said much to encourage and strengthen the believers."  After his stay in Antioch, Judas went back to Jerusalem, while Silas remained in Antioch. Copyright © Eloise Dunn  May 12, 2017 Do not use without permission