What is prophet?

  • (noun): An authoritative person who divines the future.
    Synonyms: oracle, seer, vaticinator
    See also — Additional definitions below

Prophet

In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy.

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Prophethood - Modern Prophetic Claims
... In modern times the term "prophet" can be somewhat controversial ... beliefs believe in the continuation of the gift of prophecy and the continuation of the role of prophet as taught in Ephesians 4 ... Other movements claim to have prophets ...
The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement's Position
... is that the Lahore Ahmadiyya believe Muhammad to be the last of the prophets, and that after him no prophet can appear, neither a past one like Jesus, nor ... Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is referred to as a Prophet in the metaphorical sense only (as other Muslims saints have been referred to as well), and not in the real and technical meaning of the word as used in Islamic ... Muslim Community hold that Muhammad was the last law-bearing prophets and new non-law bearing prophets can come after him ...
Prophethood
... In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an ... The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy ... Claims of prophets have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in Ancient Greece, Zoroaster, and many others ...
Chasin' Wild Trains - Track Listing
... a Time" (Kim Carnes, Marc Jordan) – 352 "Just to See You Smile" (Carnes, Angelo, Chuck Prophet) – 418 "Where Is the Boy (Chris' Song)" (Carnes) – 404 "Goodnight ...
Prophet, Seer, And Revelator - See Also
... Monson Prophet Latter-day Saint concept of prophets Revelation Latter Day Saint concept of revelation Revelation (Latter Day Saints) Seer stone (Latter Day Saints) Urim ...

More definitions of "prophet":

  • (noun): Someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God.

Famous quotes containing the word prophet:

    In old Egypt, it was established law, that the vote of a prophet be reckoned equal to a hundred hands. I think it was much under-estimated.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 1:76.

    Zechariah speaking about his son.

    This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ “
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 3:3.