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Introduction to Neviim

Questions for Preparation and Self Study - Sefer Yehoshua
Questions for Preparation Word format - Sefer Yehoshua

Shiur #1: Introduction to Neviim Rishonim

Introduction to Neviim Rishonim
The popular name "Neviim Rishonim" (the first, or early prophets) used to describe the books of Yehoshua, Shoftim, Shmuel and Melachim can be very misleading! This name is used to differentiate between these four books and what we refer to as Neviim Acharonim" (the later prophets], i.e. Yeshayahu, Yirmiyahu, Yechezkel and Trei-Asar. These two names imply that the primary difference between Neviim Rishonim and Acharonim is simply when those respective prophets lived. However, this distinction can not be accurate for a very simple reason: Even though most of "Neviim Rishonim" does deal with an earlier time period, the book of Melachim covers the same time period as most all of the "Neviim Acharonim." So, what's the difference between them? The answer is quite simple when we consider the basic literary style of each group of "seforim." Offline/Download: