List of Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament

Where to Locate References in Ancient and Modern Scripture

Elijah by Edward Jakob von Steinle
Elijah by Edward Jakob von Steinle 1810-1886/Austrian. SuperStock / SuperStock / Getty Images

This list details all the major and minor Old Testament prophets, though not necessarily in perfect chronological order. Some prophets overlap, lived in different areas, or the chronology cannot be estimated with any accuracy. The list is roughly chronological.

Just because someone was mentioned in scripture, it does not mean they were a prophet, per se. Mormons have distinctive beliefs on what a prophet is.

Scripture is sometimes definitive about who was a prophet. However, in many cases, we cannot say with any certainty that someone was not. They may or may not have been.

Prophet: Scripture References: Notes:
Adam Genesis 2-5, D&C 107, Moses
Seth Genesis 4-5, D&C 107:42-43 Remarkably like his father
Enos Genesis 5:6-11, D&C 107:44, Moses 6:13-18 Also called Enosh
Cainen Genesis 5:9-14
Mahalaleel Genesis 5:12-17, D&C 107: 46,53, Moses 6:19-20 Also called Maleleel
Jared Genesis 5:15-20
Enoch Genesis 5:18-24, Hebrews 11:5, D&C 107:48-57, Moses 6 See pseudepigrapha
Methuselah Genesis 5:21-27, D&C 107:50,52-53, Moses 8:2-7 Also called Mathusala
Lamech Genesis 4:18-24, Genesis 5:25-31, D&C 107:51, Moses 8:5-11 Father of Tubal-cain
Noah Genesis 5-9, 1 Peter 3:20, Moses 7-9 Also called
Noe
Shem Genesis 10:21-31, Genesis 11:10-11, D&C 138:41 Father of Semitic races
Melchizedek Genesis 14:18-20 ( JST), Hebrews 7:1-3 ( JST), Alma 13:14-19, D&C 107:1-4 He and Shem may have been the
same person. Also called
Melchisedec
Abraham Genesis 11-25, Jacob 4:5, Alma 13:15, Helamanl 8:16–17, D&C 84:14 , 33–34, D&C 132:29, Book of Abraham Heavenly Father blesses all his posterity: biological and adopted.
Isaac Genesis 15:1–6, 17:15–19, 18:9–15, 21- 28, D&C 132:37 The only covenant child of Abraham.
Jacob Genesis 25-50, D&C 132:37 God renamed him Israel.
Joseph Genesis 37-50, Joshua 24:32, 2 Nephi 3:4-22, Alma 46:23-27 Sold into Egypt.
Ephraim Genesis 41:52, 46:20, 48:19-20, Jeremiah 31:8 Jacob placed him above his twin brother.
Elias or Esaias D&C 84:11-13, D&C 110:12 Elias is also a generic term in scripture.
Gad 1 Samuel 22:5, 2 Samuel 24:11–19, 1 Chronicles 21:9–19, 1 Chronicles 29:29, 2 Chronicles 29:25 Was also a seer.
Jeremy D&C 84:9-10 Not the same as Jeremiah
Elihu D&C 84:8-9 Lived sometime between Abraham and Moses.
Moses Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Matthew 17:3–4, Mark 9:4–9, Luke 9:30, 1 Nephi 5:11, Alma 45:19, D&C 63:21, D&C 84:20-26, D&C 110:11, Book of Moses Read this stirring, scriptural, tribute.
Joshua

Exodus 17:13–14, 24:13, 32:17, 33:11, Numbers 13:8, 14:26–31, 27:18–19, 34:17, Deuteronomy 1:38, 3:28, 31:3, 23, 34:9, Book of Joshua

Born in Egypt. Moses' successor.
Balaam Numbers 22-24 His ass was able to talk to him and save his life.
Samuel 1 Samuel He was also a seer.
Nathan 2 Samuel 7, 2 Samuel 12, 1 Kings. 1:38–39, 45, 1 Chronicles 17:1–15, 2 Chronicles 9:29, 29:25, D&C 132:39 Contemporary of King David.
Gad 1 Samuel 22:5, 2 Samuel 24:11–19, 1 Chronicles 21:9–19, 1 Chronicles 29:29, 2 Chr. 29:25 Was also a seer. Friend and advisor to King David
Ahijah 1 Kings 11:29–39; 12:15, 14:1–18, 15:29, 2 Chronicles 9:29 Was a Shilonite.
Jahaziel 2 Chronicles 20:14
Elijah 1 Kings. 17–22, 2 Kings. 1–2, 2 Chronicles 21:12–15, Malachi 4:5, Matthew 17:3, D&C 110: 13-16 Known as Elijah the Tishbite.
Elisha

1 Kings 19:16–21, 2 Kings 2-6

Saw Elijah taken up into heaven.
Job Book of Job, Ezekiel 14:14, James 5:11, D&C 121:10 Suffered tremendous affliction.
Joel Book of Joel, Acts 2:16-21, Joseph Smith-History 1: 41 Moroni quoted Joel's prophecy to Joseph Smith.
Jonah 2 Kings 14:25, Book of Jonah, Matthew 12:39-40, Matthew 16:4, Luke 11:29-30 Swallowed by a great fish.
Amos Book of Amos Known for his reference to prophets.
Hosea or Hoshea Book of Hosea Illustrated Israel's infidelity.
Isaiah Book of Isaiah,
Luke 4:16–21,
John 1:23,
Acts 8:26–35;
1 Corinthians 2:9;
15:54–56
2 Nephi 12-24,
3 Nephi 23:1-3,
2 Nephi 27,
Joseph Smith-History 1:40
The most quoted prophet.
Oded 2 Chronicles 15:1, 15:8, 28:9
Micah Book of Micah
Nahum Book of Nahum, Luke 3:25 Prophesied against Nineveh
Zephaniah 2 Kings 25:18, Jeremiah 29:25,29; Book of Zephaniah
Jeremiah Book of Jeremiah,
Book of Lamentations,
1 Nephi 5:10-13,
1 Nephi 7:14,
Helaman 8:20
Contemporary of Lehi, Ezekiel, Hosea, and Daniel.
Habakkuk Book of Habakkuk
Obadiah 1 Kings 18, Book of Obadiah
Ezekial Book of Ezekiel, D&C 29:21 Captive of Nebuchadnezzar
Daniel Book of Daniel Survived the lions' den.
Zechariah Ezra 5:1, Ezra 6:14, Book of Zechariah Remembered for his prophecies of the Messiah.
Haggai Ezra 5:1, Ezra 6:14, Book of Haggai
Ezra Book of Ezra, Nehemiah 8, 12; Brought exiles back to Jerusalem.
Nehemiah Ezra 2:2, Book of Nehemiah, Rebuilt city walls.
Malachi Book of Malachi, Matthew 11:10, 3 Nephi 24, D&C 2, D&C 128:17 Joseph Smith-History 1:37-39 Quoted by Moroni.

Lost Prophets and Their Records

We have some idea of prophets who are lost to history. Scripture mentions them, but their records are not found in the Old Testament.