[The Old Testament prophets] were not philosophers...

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[The Old Testament prophets] were not philosophers, constructing a speculative theory from their observation of events. What they said was, 'Thus saith the Lord.' They firmly believed that God spoke to them (spoke to the inward ear, the spiritual sense). He spoke to them out of the events which they experienced. The interpretation of history which they offered was not invented by process of thought; it was the meaning which they experienced in the events, when their minds were opened to God as well as open to the impact of outward facts.

C. H. Dodd, The Bible To-day

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