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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