ealogies are mentioned in Scripture. 2 Chron. ix. 29,
and xii. 15. His writings never made a part of the canon
ofthe Old Testament. Indeed, had every thing done or
said by holy men, according to the will of God, been in¬
serted in the Bible, it would have made the book too
large to be useful. Josephus is of opinion that this was
the prophet sent to Jeroboam at Bethel, and slain by a
lion on his return. 1 Kings xiii. Whether he was the
grandfather of Zechariah, is uncertain. Zech. i. 1.
There were several other persons of this name. 1 Chr.
xxvii. 2f; Ezra viii. 17.
Malachi.—The prophet Malachi wrote his book, which
was the end of vision and prophecy, 397 years B. C.
He lived in the reign of Artaxerxes, the king of Persia,
and prophesied the coming of John the Baptist, under
the name of Elias, and was the last ofthe prophets ofthe
Old Testament. He flourished after the rebuilding of
Jerusalem and the temple by Nehemiah, and was cotem-
porary with Plato, the philosopher; Cimon, the Athenian
general; Amyrtaeus, king of Egypt, and Darius Nothus,
king of Persia. With him, the prophetical office seems
to have ceased for nearly 400years; that is, till Messiah
came. About 40 years after the delivery of his prophecy
was born Aristotle, the philosopher.
Prophetess.—(Ex. xv. 20.) Prophetess signifies not
only the wife of a prophet, (Isa. viii. 3,) but also a woman
that has the gift of prophecy. Among these were Mir¬
iam, Deborah, Hannah, and Anna.
Miriam led the concert (Ex. xv. 20, 21) that she is
reckoned ,as a prophetess.
Philip, the evangelist, had four daughters, virgins,
which did prophesy. (Acts xxi. 9.)
The apostles and prophets: Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner stone. (Eph. ii. 20; Rev. xviii. 20.)
The names of the books that were written on skin-
parchment, which are not recorded in the Bible, were
written by these prophets, viz :
The Book of Nathan the prophet.
The Book of Gad the seer or prophet. (1 Chr. 29: 29.)
The Book of Jasher. (2 Sam. 1: 18.)
The Book of Shemaiah the prophet.
The Book of Iddo the seer or prophet. (2 Chron.
12: 15, &c.)