Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Schrieber

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Kings 13:11ff; 1 Samuel 2:25; Amos 7:14-15; Deuteronomy 33:7-11; Exodus 39:30; Ezekiel 16:52; Genesis 20:1-18; Genesis 48:11; Isaiah 16:3; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 1:4-7; Leviticus 9:3-7; Psalm 106:30


The question brought to the forefront is this: Is intercession proper to the prophetic office? The thesis of this study is that intercession must be understood as proper to the prophetic office. Prophetic intercession on behalf of the people is to be understood with reference to the institution and nature of the prophetic office. This study will examine this subject by surveying particular accounts of prophetic intercession. This will be done by examining relevant texts, by critically considering relevant commentaries on these texts, and by drawing conclusions from these texts that might shed light on an understanding of the prophetic office. Within the examination of these texts, special consideration will be given to such key words as מלל (intercede), הלה (entreat), and צחד, (make supplication).The objective will be to probe the narrow and specific subject of the intercession of the prophets in order to see how this can inform the wider subject of the prophetic office. That is, if the prophet's intercession is to be located in the proprium of the office, how does this inform the understanding of the prophetic office, and, ultimately, of Christ as the fulfillment of the prophetic office and work?

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