The Jewish poets state a time when they were writing

Capernaum, ancient synagogue
Capernaum, ancient synagogue

or received their revelations. However, this does not indicate a real time; it refers to a fictional time in the fictional Old Testament narrative.

Like the Roman poets, the vates, the Jewish poet-prophets also followed the events of their time and made their contemporaries aware of the religious problems, the social upheavals and the signs of hope in a difficult period.

The subject of their analysis and the target of their warnings and promises was the Jewish world of the 1st century, to which Jesus and the first Christians also belonged.

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