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.
Claims of prophets have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in Ancient Greece, Zoroaster, and many others. Traditionally, prophets are regarded as having a role in society that promotes change due to their messages and actions.
The English word prophet comes from the Greek word προφήτης (profétés) meaning advocate. In the late 20th century the appellation of prophet has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory prophet of greed. Alternatively, social commentators who suggest escalating crisis are often called prophets of doom.
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... 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 ...
... In modern times the term "prophet" can be somewhat controversial ... 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 ...
... Kim Carnes, Marc Jordan) – 352 "Just to See You Smile" (Carnes, Angelo, Chuck Prophet) – 418 "Where Is the Boy (Chris' Song)" (Carnes) – 404 "Goodnight Angel" (Carnes) – 453 "Lucid ...
... believe Muhammad to be the last of the prophets, and that after him no prophet can appear, neither a past one like Jesus, nor a new one ... that 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 ... that Muhammad was the last law-bearing prophets and new non-law bearing prophets can come after him ...
Famous quotes containing the word prophet:
“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.
“A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.”
—Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 13:57.
“But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak -that prophet shall die.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 18:20.