Another way God has revealed Himself to us, apart from conscience, creation, and divine intervention, is through His prophets. The book of Hebrews teaches us that “God” has “at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Hebrews 1:1). At various times and in different ways God has spoken in the past through His prophets, whose prophecies are recorded and preserved for us in the Bible’s Old Testament.

God gave us a glimpse of Himself through the Prophet Isaiah. He gave us another glimpse of Himself through the prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. In fact, He gave us glimpses of Himself through all of the Old Testament prophets, beginning with Moses and continuing all of the way to Malachi. Now, this is not to say that God has not given us a glimpse of Himself through His New Testament prophets as well, the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is, after all, their divinely inspired writings that comprise the Bible’s New Testament.

The Bible is a compilation of the divinely inspired writings of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament apostles. It is a treasure chest of their writings and a strongbox for their preservation. It is therefore God’s divinely inspired written revelation of Himself to mankind, containing the different glimpses of Himself He has given to us at different times in the past through divinely inspired prophets and apostles.