old prophet, The

old prophet, The

An unnamed prophet (1Kgs 13:11) who lived in Bethel during the reign of Jeroboam I (ca. 926–907 BCE). Hearing of a Judean prophet, also unnamed, who had uttered a prophecy against an altar in Bethel, the old prophet went in search of him. When he found him and heard that God had forbidden the Judean prophet from delaying in Israel, the old prophet lied to him about a word of the Lord that had come to him, brought the unnamed Judean prophet to his own dwelling, and thus caused the Judean prophet’s death because of disobedience to God’s word (1Kgs 13).

1Kgs 13:11

11Now there lived an old prophet in Bethel. One of his sons came and told him all that the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words also that he had sp ... View more

1Kgs 13

A Man of God from Judah
1While Jeroboam was standing by the altar to offer incense, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the Lord to Bethel2and proclai ... View more

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