Historical Who is Who
7th - 6th Century BCE
One of series of prophets who feature within the Hebrew Bible/Tenak and Old Testament, who is also revered in Islam. He lived through the events of the Babylonian invasion, destruction of the Jerusalem temple and exile to Egypt. He was explicitly critical of contemporary sinfulness, and pointed to the emptiness of religious ritual unless matched by moral integrity of the covenant obligations between man and God. One day this would be recognised in the living conscience of every individual.