Hebrew Prophets I
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Gerald Wilson
September 17, 2002
"Rise of Classical Prophecy"

I.   Time of David - Prophet: Nathan
A.   2Samuel 7
1.   David wants support to build a temple for God
2.   Nathan reacts in the classic central prophet role (v 1-3)
3.   Nathan then is correct by God and given the divine perspective (4-16)
a.   "Are you the one to build me a house to live on?"
b.   He never asked for the house from David (2Chron 6:7-11)
4.   Fills both the central prophet role of supporting the king, but also the bridge to the divine by correcting the king's plan
B.   2Samuel 11:26c-12:31 (But what David had done &)
1.   Prophet arrives as the storyteller (12:1-6)
a.   Nathan gets David to condemn himself
b.   Very effective & prophetic way to get convicting
2.   Tough guy required to tell the king of his wrong actions
3.   Brings assurance of salvation
C.   Nathan told David and Bathsheba to name their "second child" (the one that lived) Jedediah ("the beloved of Yhwh)
1.   Jeded - the beloved
2.   iah - Yhwh
3.   Jedediah switched his name to Slomo (anglicized: Solomon) when he took the throne - Slomo - King of Peace
II.   King Solomon - No significant prophet during the reign of Solomon
A.   He started out a wise king and moved to folly
B.   Nathan was the prophet that was with him in the very beginning
C.   Ahijah was the prophet at the demise of Solomon's kingship (1Kings 11:26-33)
1.   Making a pronouncement and judgment on the kingship
2.   He is foretelling on what is going to happen
3.   He is forthtelling on the god/goddess worship going on in Israel
4.   He picks the next king