Illuminating the ethical legacy of the biblical prophets, Path of
the Prophets identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of
eighteen biblical figures and demonstrates their compelling
relevance to us today. While the Bible almost exclusively names men
as prophets, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz celebrates heroic, largely
unknown biblical women such as Shiphrah, Tirzah, and Hannah.
He also deepens readers' interpretations of more familiar biblical
figures not generally thought of as prophets, such as Joseph,
Judah, and Caleb. Schwartz introduces the prophets with creative,
first-person retellings of their decisive experiences, followed by
key biblical narratives, context, and analysis. He weighs our
heroes' and heroines' legacies—their obstacles and triumphs—and
considers how their ethical examples live on; he guides us on
how to integrate biblical-ethical values into our lives; and he
challenges each of us to walk the prophetic path today.