What is prophecy?

  • (noun): Knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source).
    Synonyms: prognostication, vaticination
    See also — Additional definitions below


Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages that have been communicated to a prophet are then communicated to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come (cf. divine knowledge) as well as testimonies or repeated revelations that the world is divine. The process of prophecy especially involves reciprocal communication of the prophet with the (divine) source of the messages.

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Mylara Lingeshwara Temple At Mylara - Karnika Utsava (prophecy)
... the Karanika Utsava (bow-climbing and prophecy-uttering ritual) and Pavada (body piercing ritual) ... who fasts for 12 days, after which he climbs a 12-meter bow and utters a euphoric prophecy regarding regional agriculture, animal husbandry, and ... Karnikotsava means the prophecy it is like a puzzle ...
Prophecy - Psychological Understandings
... The phenomenon of prophecy is not well understood in psychology research literature ... Prophecy seems to involve “the free association that occurred through the workings of the right brain.” Some cite aspects of cognitive psychology such as pattern forming and attention to the formation of prophecy ...
Louis Bauman - Selected Works - Published Books and Pamphlets
... (1936) Light from Bible prophecy as Related to the Present Crisis ... (1937) Russian Events in the Light of Bible Prophecy ... of articles originally published in The King's Business (1952) Biblical Prophecy in an Apocalyptic Age ...
Criticism Of Ellen G. White - Response To Criticism - Failed Prophecy
... Adventists state that some prophecy, such as Jonah's prophecy regarding Nineveh was conditional ...

More definitions of "prophecy":

  • (noun): A prediction uttered under divine inspiration.
    Synonyms: divination

Famous quotes containing the word prophecy:

    We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true. “And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beasts shall reign over the earth.”
    —Ted Sherdeman. Gordon Douglas. Dr. Medford (Edmund Gwenn)

    Unto the bellies and jaws
    of rats I commit my prophecy and fear.
    Far below The Cross, I correct its flaws.
    We have kept the miracle. I will not be here.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.
    Bible: Hebrew Genesis, 16:12.

    The prophecy spoken to Hagar, the hand-maiden of Abraham, of their unborn son Ishmael. He was banished into the desert, and is traditionally considered the father of the Arab nation.