Essay 2 and Prophets
What is the tragedy of Oedipus in Oedipus the King and Oedipus
What is tragedy? What is prophecy?
Tiresias is the prophet who knows all about Oedipus’s past, future, and
present. So doe Oedipus really have freedom to live life the way he
Slide 4: prophets also bring up oracles from the under world
TYPES OF PROPHETS
1. Ecstatic: the prophet is placed in a different set of mind.
Transform mindset. Brings them closer to God.
2. Visionary: Prophets see things. God shows prophet visions
3. School: “band” (group) of prophets
4. Dead: more powerful when dead, can consult ghosts, and be
revived of life like when dead man falls on Elisha’s (prophet)
5. Court: manage the succession of courtly rule (who will be next
6. Animal: God sometimes communicates to animals. God can open
animal’s mouth and eyes
7. Oracular: Brings a message from