PROPHETS

The lives of

The names of the prophets, where they are from,

Where they died, and how and where they lay.

       Isaiah            TO INDEX

1.  Isaiah was from Jerusalem and died under Manassah by being sawed in two, and was buried under the oak of Rogel near the place where the path crosses the aqueduct whose water Hezekiah shut off by blocking it source.

2.  And God worked the miracle of Siloam for the prophet's sake, he prayed for water to drink, and immediately it was sent to him from it.

3.  Therefore it is called Siloam, which means, "Sent".  And in the time of Hezekiah, before he made the cisterns and the pools in response to the prayer of Isaiah, a little water came out, for the nation was besieged by foreigners, and this happen in order that the city might not perish for lack of water.

4.  For the enemies were asking, "From where are they drinking?"  For having the city under siege, they were encamped at Siloam, if then the Jews were coming, water would come out, but if foreigners approached, it would not.

5.  Therefore to this day it comes out intermittently in order that the mystery may be manifested.

6.  And since this happened to Isaiah, as a memorial of it - the nation also buried him nearby there with great care and in great honor, so that through his prayers even after his death they might enjoy the benefit of the water, for an oracle was also given concerning it.

7.  His tomb is near the tomb of the kings west of the tomb of the priests in the southern part of the city.

8. For Solomon made the tombs in accordance with David's design east of Zion, which has an entrance from Gabaon twenty stadia distance from the city.

9. And he made a secret construction with winding passages, and to this day it is unknown to most, there the king kept the gold from Ethiopia and the spices.

10. And because Hezekiah showed the Gentiles the secrets of David and Solomon, and defiled the bones of the place of his fathers God swore that his offspring would be enslaved to his enemies, and God made him sterile from that day. 

        Jeremiah

11. Jeremiah was from Anathoth, and died in Taphai of Egypt having been stoned by his people, he was buried in the environs of Pharaoh's palace because the Egyptians held him in high esteem having been benefited through him.

12. For he prayed and the asps left them, and the monsters of the waters also, which the Egyptians call Nephath, and the Greeks, Crocodiles.

13. And those that are God's faithful pray at that place to this very day, and taking the dust of the place, they heal asp's bites.

14. And we have heard from the children of Antigomus and Ptolemy, old men, that Alexander the Macedonian after standing at the prophet's grave, and witnessing his mysteries, transferred his remains to Alexandria and placed them in a circle around the city with due honor.

15. And the whole race of asps were kept from the land, and likewise with the crocodiles from the river.  And to the same end he introduced the mongoose, snake fighters, which he brought from Argos of the Peloponnessus, where they are called Argolai, meaning; fortunate ones from Argos, for everything fortunate they call; Laia.

16. This Jeremiah gave a sign to the priests of Egypt that it was decreed that their idols would be shaken and collapse by a Savior born of a virgin in a manger.

17. Wherefore to this day they revere a virgin giving birth, and placing him in a manger they worship.  And when Ptolemy the king inquired about this, they said.  It was an ancestral mystery delivered to our fathers by a holy prophet, which had said; we are to await the consummation of this mystery.

18. Before the capture of the temple, the prophet saw that the ark of the law, and the things in it would be swallowed up in the earth, and to those standing by he had said; The Lord has gone away from Zion into heaven and will come again in power.

19. And this will be a sign of His coming, when all the Gentiles worship a piece of wood.

       Ezekiel

20. Ezekiel was from the land of Arira of the priests, and he died in the land of the Chaldeans during the captivity after having prophesied many things to those in Judea.

21. The ruler of the people of Israel killed him there as he was being reproved by him concerning the worship of idols, and they buried him in the field of Maour, in the grave of Shem and Arpachshad, ancestors of Abraham.

22. And the tomb is a double cave, for Abraham also made Sarah's tomb like it in Hebron, it is called; double, because there is a twisting passage, and an upper room which is hidden from the ground floor and hung over the ground level in the cliff.

23. This prophet gave a portent to the people that they should pay attention to the river Chebar, that when it is filled, they should set their hopes in the scythe which desolates to the end of the earth, and for the return to Jerusalem - when it floods.

24. For many of the righteous that lived there used to come to him.  And once when a whole multitude were with him, with the Chaldeans afraid that they would rebel and come up against them, he made the waters to stop so that they might escape by getting to the other side.  And those of the enemies who dared to pursue them (the waters having returned) were drowned.

25. Through prayer he furnished the people with an abundant supply of fish, for since many were at the point of dying, he entreated the Lord that life should come from Him.

26. And when the people were being destroyed by their enemies, he went to their leaders and terrified them by prodigies, and they ceased.

27. He used to say to them, "Are we lost?  Has our hope perished?"  And in the wonder of the dead bones he persuaded them that there is hope for Israel.  And he had said; The Lord has gone away from Zion into heaven and will come again in power.

28. And this will be a sign of His coming, when all the Gentiles worship a piece of wood.

29.  ... ...

        Daniel

30. Daniel was of the tribe of Judah, of the family of those prominent in the royal service, but while yet a child he was taken from Judea to the land of the Chaldeans.

31. He was born in upper Beth-heron and was a chaste man so that the Judeans thought he was a eunuch.  He mourned greatly over the city and in fasts he abstained from all desirable food, and was a man of gaunt (slender) appearance, but beautiful in the favor of the Most High.

32. At the entreating of Beltazar, son of Nebuchadnez'zar, He prayed much for Nebuchadnez'zar when he had become a wild animal and beast of the field, that he might not perish.

33. His foreparts with the head were like an ox, and the feet with the hind parts like a lion, and concerning this mystery it was revealed to Daniel that Nebuchadnez'zar had become a beast of the field because he was fond of pleasure, and stiff-necked.

34. And because those who belong to Beliar become like an ox under yoke, tyrants have these vices in their youth, and in the end they become monsters, seizing destroying, killing, and smiting.

35. Through divine revelation he knew that he was eating grass like an ox and that it became human food.  It was also for this reason that Nebuchadnez'zar recovering a human heart after digestion used to weep and honor the Lord praying day and night.

36. Behemoth used to come upon him, and he would forget that he had been a man, his tongue would fail so that he could not speak, and perceiving this, he immediately wept, his eyes becoming raw from crying.

37. For many were going out of the city to gaze at him, Daniel alone however did not wish to see him, but was in prayer for him the whole time of his changed condition, and kept saying; "He will become a man again."  But they would not believe him.

38. Daniel made the seven years, which he called seven seasons, become seven months, and during the remaining six years and five months he prostrated himself to the Lord and confessed his impiety.

39. He ate neither bread nor meat, nor drank wine as he made his confession, for Daniel had ordered him to appease the Lord with a diet of soaked pulse and greens, and after the forgiveness of his wickedness, he restored him to the kingdom.

40. Nebuchadnez'zar called him Beltazar, because he wanted to make him joint heir with his children, but Daniel said;  "Far be it from me to leave the heritage of my fathers to cleave to the heritage of the uncircumcised."

41. And for other kings of the Persians he wrought many prodigies, which they did not write down.  And he died there and was buried by himself with great honor in the royal grotto.

42. He gave a portent with respect to the mountains, which are above Babylon, when the mountain on the earth smokes the end of Babylon is coming, and when it lies in fire, the end of all the earth.

43. And if the mountains on the south pour forth water, the people will return to its land, and if it pours forth blood, Beliarís slaughter will take place in all the earth.  And the holy man fell asleep in peace.

       Hosea

44. Hosea was from Behemoth of the tribe of Issachar, and he was buried in his own district in peace.

45. He gave a portent that the Lord would arrive upon the earth if ever the oak, which is in Shiloh, were divided from itself and twelve oaks came to be.

        Micha

46. Micha the Morathite was of the tribe of Ephraim, and having done many things to Ahab, he was killed by Joram Ahab's son, at a cliff, because he rebuked him for the impieties of his father.

47. And he was buried in his own district by himself near the burial ground of Anakim.

        Amos

48. Amos was from Tekoa, and when Amaziah had tortured him sorely at last his son killed him with a club by striking him on the temple.

49. And while he was still breathing he went to his own district, and after some days he died and was buried there.

       Joel

50.  Joel was from the territory of Reuben in the countryside of Beth-Moron, he died in peace and was buried there.

        Obadiah

51. Obadiah was from the district of Shechem of the countryside of Beth-Charam; this man was a disciple of Elijah.

52.  He endured much because of him, and escaped with his life, he was the third captain of fifty whom was spared by Elijah, and with whom he went to Ahaziah.

53. After these events he left the service of the king, and prophesied, and he died and was buried with his fathers.

        Jonah

54. He had been cast forth by the sea monster and had gone to Nineveh, and had returned, he did not remain in his district.

55. But taking his mother along, he sojourned in Sour, a territory inhabited by foreign nations, for he said.  So shall I remove my reproach for I spoke falsely in prophesying against the great city of Nineveh.

56.  At that time Elijah was rebuking the house of Ahab, and when he had invoked famine upon the land, he fled and went being found with the widow and her son, for he could not stay with the uncircumcised, and he blessed her.

57. And when her son died God raised him again from death through Elijah, for He wanted to show him that it is not possible to run away from God.

58.  Jonah then after the famine he arose and went into the land of Judah, and when his mother died along the way, he buried her near Deborah's oak.

59. And after sojourning in the land of Saraar he died and was buried in the cave of Kenaz, who was a judge of one tribe in the days of the anarchy.

60. And he gave a portent concerning Jerusalem, and the whole land, that whenever they should see a stone crying out pitifully, the end was at hand.

61.  And whenever they should see all the Gentiles in Jerusalem, the entire city would be raised to the ground.

       Nahum

62. Nahum was from Elkesi on the other side of Isbegabarin, of the tribe of Simeon.

63. After Jonah this man gave to Nineveh a portent that it would be destroyed by fresh water and an underground fire.

64. Which also happened, for the lake which surrounds it inundated it during an earthquake and fire coming from the wilderness burned its higher section.

65. He died in peace and was buried in his own district.  

       Habakuk  

66. Habakuk was of the tribe of Simeon from the countryside of Beth-Zouchar.  Before the captivity he had a vision concerning the conquest of Jerusalem, and he mourned greatly.

67. And when Nebuchadnez'zar entered Jerusalem, he fled to Ostrakine, and later sojourned in the land of Ishmael.

68. When the Chaldeans turned back, and the remnant that was in Jerusalem went to Egypt, he was living in his own district ministering to those who were harvesting his field.

69. And when he took some food, he prophesied to his family saying; I am going to a far country and will come quickly, but if I delay, take food to the harvesters.

70. And when he had gone to Babylon and given the meal to Daniel, he approached the harvesters as they were eating, and told none what had happened.

71. He understood that the people would soon return from Babylon, and he died two years before the return, and was buried alone in his own field.

72. He gave a portent to those in Judea that they would see a light in the temple and so perceive the glory of the temple.  And concerning the end of the temple he predicted; by a western nation it will happen.

73. At that time he said; The curtain Dabeir will be torn in pieces and the capitals of the two pillars will be taken away, and no-one will know where they are.  That they would be carried away by angels into the wilderness where the tent of witness was set up in the beginning.

74. And that by means of them the Lord will be recognized at the end, for they will illuminate those in the darkness being pursued by the serpent as from the beginning.

        Zephaniah

75.  Zephaniah was of the tribe of Simeon of the countryside of Sadaratha.  He prophesied concerning the city, and about the end of the Gentiles, and the shaming of the impious, and he died and was buried in his field.

        Haggia

76.  Haggai, who is also, "The messenger", came from Babylon to Jerusalem, probably as a youth, and he openly prophesied concerning the return of the people, and witnessed in part the building of the temple.

77.  And when he had died, he was buried near the tomb of the priests in great honor, as were they.

       Zechariah

78. Zechariah came from Chaldea when he was already well advanced in years, there he prophesied many things to the people, and gave portents as proof.

79. This man told Jozadak that he would beget a son, and that he would serve as priest in Jerusalem, and also pronounced a blessing upon Shealtiel at the birth of his son, and named him Zerubabel.

80. And concerning Cyrus he gave a portent of his victory, and prophesied concerning the service, which he was to perform for Jerusalem, and he blessed him greatly.

81.  His prophecies in Jerusalem were based on his visions about the end of the Gentiles, and of Israel and the temple, and the laziness of the prophets and priests.

82. And he set forth a twofold judgment, and he died when he had attained a great age, and when he expired he was buried near Haggai.

        Malachi.

83.  Malachi was born in Sopha after the return, and while still a very young man he led a virtuous life, and since the whole people honored him as holy and gentle, they called him; "Malachi", which means; "Angel".

84.  For he was indeed beautiful to behold, moreover, whatever he himself said in prophecy, on the same day an angel of God appeared and repeated it, as it happened in the days of the anarchy as written in Sparphotim, that is; in the book of judges.

85.  And while he was still a young man, he was added to his fathers in his own field.

        Nathan

86.  Nathan, Davidís prophet was from Gaba, it was he who taught him the law of the Lord.

87.  He saw that David would transgress in the Bathshe'ba affair, and while he was hastening to go and tell him Beliar hindered him, for by the road he found a dead man lying naked who had been murdered

88.  And he remained there, and that night he knew that David had committed the sin, and he returned weeping.  Then when David killed her husband the Lord sent him to rebuke him

89. And when he had grown very old he died and was buried in his own district.

        Ahijah

90.  Ahijah was from Shiloh where in ancient times the tabernacle was of Eliís city

91. This man said concerning Solomon that he would give offense to the Lord, and he rebuked Jeroboam because he was going to walk deceitfully with the Lord.

92.  He beheld that a yoke of oxen would trample the people and run against the priests.  And he also foretold Solomon that his wives would change him and all his posterity.  And he died and was buried near the oak at Shiloh.

        Joad

93. Joad was from Samarium.  This is the one whom the lion attacked and he died when he rebuked Jeroboam over the calves.

94. And he was buried in Bethel near the false prophet who deceived him.

        Azariah

95. Azariah was from the district of Syoatha; it was he who turned from Israel the captivity of Judah.  And he died and was buried in his own field.

        Elijah

96. Elijah the Tishbite was from the land of the Arabs, of Aaron's tribe that were living in Gilead, for Thisbe was given to the priests.

97.  When he was born, his father Sobacha saw that men of shining white appearance were greeting him and wrapping him in fire, and they gave him flames of fire to eat.

98.  And he went and reported this in Jerusalem, and the oracle told him; Do not be afraid, for his dwelling will be light, and his word judgment, he will judge Israel.

99.  The signs, which he did, were these.  Elijah prayed and it did not rain for three years, and after these three years he prayed again, and abundant rain came.

100.  In Zarephath of Sidon, through the word of the Lord he made the jar of the widow not to fail, and the flask of oil not to diminish.

101.  God raised her son who died after Elijah prayed.  And when the question was posed by him, and the prophets of baal concerning who is the true God, he prophesied that a sacrifice be offered by both him and them.  And that no fire be placed under it, but that each should pray, and the one answering would be God.

102.  Accordingly the prophets of baal prayed and cut themselves until the ninth hour, and no one answered them.  And Elijah when he had filled the place where the sacrifice was with much water, also prayed, and immediately fire came down and consumed the sacrifice, and also the water was gone, and everyone blessed God, and they killed the 450 prophets of baal.

103.  And when Ahaziah sent to obtain an oracle from idols, Elijah prophesied death, and he died.  When two captains of fifty were sent to him from Ahaziah king of Israel, he invoked the Lord, and fire came down from heaven, which consumed them.

104.  And at the Lord's command the ravens brought him bread in the morning and meat in the afternoon.  With a sheepskin he struck the Jordan, and it was divided, and they crossed over with dry feet both he and Elisha, thereafter he was taken up in a chariot of fire.  

        Elishia

105.  Elisha was from Abel-Meholah in the land of Reuben, and a marvel happened concerning this man, for when he was born in Gilgal, the golden calf bellowed shrilly so that it was heard in Jerusalem.

106.  And the priests declared through the Urim that a prophet had been born in Israel who would destroy their carved images and molten idols.  And when he died, he was buried in Samaria.

107.  The signs, which he did, are these; He too struck the Jordan with Elijah's sheepskin and the water was divided, and he passed over with dry feet.

108.  The water in Jericho was foul and sterile, and hearing this from the residents of the city, he invoked God and said; I am healing this water, and no longer will death and sterility issue from it, and the water has remained healed to this day.

109.  When children treated him disrespectful, he cursed them, and two bears coming out tore 42 of them to pieces.

110.  The wife of a prophet who had died, being pestered by creditors and unable to pay, came to Elisha and he commanded her to gather new vessels as many as she could, and to pour the jar containing very little oil in it until the vessels were full.

111.  And she did this filling the vessels, and she repaid her creditors, and had the surplus for the sustenance of her children.

112.  He went to Shunem and stayed there with a certain woman who was not able to bear a child, but earnestly desired to have one, and he prayed and made her able to conceive and give birth.

113.  And when the child died, he prayed again and raised it from the dead.  Going to Gilgal and coming before the sons of the prophets, and the food was cooked, a deadly herb was boiled with the food, and they all being on the brink of danger, he made the food harmless and sweet.

114.  When the sons of the prophets were felling trees by the Jordan, the axhead fell off and sank, and Elisha praying made the ax head to float to the surface.

115.  Through him Naaman the Syrian was cleansed of leprosy, and when his servant Gahaze went to Naaman secretly against his wishes and asked for silver, and later upon returning denied it, Elisha rebuked and cursed him, and he became a leper.

116.  After Elisha's death, a man having died, and in the process of being buried was thrown onto his bones, and just as he touched Elisha's bones the dead man revived immediately.

      Zechariah, son of Jehoiada

117.  This Zecheriah was from Jerusalem, son of Jehoiada the priest.  And Joash the king of Judah killed him near the altar, the house of David thus poured out his blood in front of the porch, and the priests took him and buried him with his father.

118.  From that tine on visible portents occurred in the temple, and the priests were no longer able to see a vision of the angels of God, or to give oracles from the Dauber, or to inquire by the Ephod, or to answer the people through the Urim as formerly.

        Other prophets

119.  And other prophets became hidden whose names are contained in their genealogies in the books of the names of Israel, for the whole race of Israel is enrolled by name.

  

        (By Leonard)

120.  Listing of the prophets in with the ďSeventy two IslandsĒ as prophesied by Enoch that there would be in Israel - which are in addition to the Seven great rivers of which Enoch also prophesied.  For while David for example, was a king, he was also a prophet, his palms being his prophesies, and he is one of the seven greater than all rivers on the earth.     

121.  The seventy-two islands then include the fathers of Israel, and heads of the tribes, as well as the twelve apostles of the Lord, and the righteous kings of Israel, which are not named as rivers.  The listing then is not complete, missing the names of those that are unknown to me, be they prophets or otherwise.  Perhaps the judges of Israel should be added or perhaps high priests, but of this I have no confirmation. 

122.  The names inserted from 60 to 66 are those of which I am not sure.  These therefore and the remainder will be made know by the Lord in the day that they shall be established.  

 

The seventy-two Islands

1

Samuel

19

Ezekiel

37

Peter

55

 

2

Nathan

20

Haggai

38

Andrew

56

 

3

Ahijah

21

Zephaniah

39

James

57

 

4

Joad

22

Zechariah

40

John

58

 

5

Elijah

23

Azariah

41

Phillip

59

 

6

Alisha

24

Nehemiah

42

Thomas

60

Aaron

7

Obadiah

25

Reuben

43

Bartholomew

61

Caleb

8

Jonah

26

Simeon

44

Matthew

62

Omni'el

9

Amos

27

Levi

45

James A

63

Ehud

10

Nahum

28

Judah

46

Simon

64

Deborah

11

Micha

29

Issachar

47

Judas J.

65

Gideon

12

Isaiah

30

Zebulon

48

Matthias

66

Samson

13

Hosea

31

Gad

49

Ezra

67

Abraham

14

Joel

32

Asher

50

Malachi

68

Isaac

15

Habakuk

33

Dan

51

Zechariah J.

69

Jacob

16

Jeremiah

34

Napthali

52

70

Hezekiah

17

Baruch

35

Joseph

53

 

71

Josiah

18

Daniel

36

Benjamin

54

 

72

Zerubabel

The Seven Rivers

 

 (Israel)

 

The four to the Erythraean sea

1

Moses

3

David.

2

Joshua. (Jesus)

4

Solomon

 

 (Gentiles)

 

The three to the great sea

5

Enoch.

7

The Lion

6

Paul.