# 353 – God Will Raise The Dead!
II Corinthians 4:14, I Corinthians 6:14, I Corinthians 15:12-22, Ezekiel 1:1-3,
Ezekiel 36:1-38, Ezekiel 37:1-28, Romans 8:11
THE COMPANION BIBLE – APPENDIX 77
THE CHONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THE PROPHETS
[These are excerpts which I selected to help clarify the chart.
This is not the entire content of the Appendix.]
That the Canonical order of the books of the prophets is not their Chronological order is well known. But the dates often found at the head or in the margin of our Bibles–as well as in many of the "Tables" supplied as "Aids" to the reader–leave the student in hopeless confusion.
The four prophets commonly referred to as "Greater", or Longer, (namely: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel) are all dated. Of the other twelve, called "Minor", or Shorter, six are dated and six are undated.
The dated books are Hosea, Amos, Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah.
The undated books are Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Malachi.
The periods indicated by the vertical black lines on the chart are the duration of the periods in which the Divine Message continued to be received and given by the particular prophet named. For example, Isaiah is shown on the Chart as 649-588 B.C., thus comprising a period of sixty-one years. This does not represent the years of the prophet's life, which in all probability extended to some 81 or 83 years.
It is a Judean belief that Jeremiah and Zechariah were contemporaries. This is quite possible. We are not told when, or how, or where Jeremiah died.
When Jerusalem was destroyed finally by Nebuchadnezzar (477 B.C.) Jeremiah would have been about 57 years old. He may easily have lived another thirty or forty, or even more, years after that event. If we suppose he outlived the destruction of Jerusalem by forty years, then the year of his death would be 437 B.C., eleven years before the end of the Babylonian Captivity, in 426 B.C.
Ezekiel = ‘El is strong’, or ‘El strengthens’. Of the four “greater” prophets, the names of Ezekiel and Daniel (who prophesied in Babylonia) are both compounded with “El”; while Isaiah and Jeremiah (who prophesied in the land) are compounded with “Jah”.
Ezekiel was a priest (Ez. 1:3), carried away eleven years before the destruction of the city and temple (Ez. 1:2; 33:21). He dwelt in his own house (Ez. 8:1). He was married; and his wife died in the year when the siege of Jerusalem began.