International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Messages from the Ancient Prophets: Lessons for Today
Hershey H. Friedman

Abstract
Most Americans feel that America is not on the right track and that our future is bleak. Much of this feeling is due to the belief that our entire political system is paralyzed and under the control of big money. America is not the first great empire to be in danger of collapse; numerous ancient empires failed. Many, especially ancient Israel, were warned by the prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah, Amos, Micah, Ezekiel, and others that they were heading for disaster. This paper demonstrates that the message of the prophets is as relevant today as it was more than 2,500 years ago. Perhaps if we heed the words of the ancient prophets, America’s confidence and leadership can be restored.

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