This video is a lecture delivered to a group of students at a Christian University. The Hebrew prophets are not completely unique. Other people of the Ancient Neat East also had seers, priests, and those who would determine the will of the gods. But there are fundamental differences in how exactly these spiritual fugues would arrive at their knowledge. The means and methods they uses are not at all the same. The roles and functions of Israel's prophets and how they delivered their messages find no close analogies in the neighboring cultures. This video is a segment of the lecture series on the world of Hebrew prophets, and it explores who were these Hebrew prophets and what exact functions they played in ancient Israel.