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A Group of Prophets
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The name for the prophetic books of the Old Testament. In the Christian Bible, this group is divided into the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel), and the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi).In the Hebrew Bible, the canonical division of the Prophets is called the Nebiim and includes all of these—except Lamentations and Daniel—as the “Latter Prophets.” The “Former Prophets” in the Nebiim is made up of the books of Joshua, Judges, 1–2 Samuel, and 1–2 Kings.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Prophets, the
Prophets, the The name for the prophetic books of the Old Testament. In the Christian Bible, this group is divided into the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel), and the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prophet; Prophecy
Prophet; Prophecy A wide range of persons with diverse associations were called prophets because each in some way claimed to be communicating a divine message. The broad usage of the term explains why the patriarch Abram (Gen. 20:7), the priest Aaron (Ex. 7:1), and the singer Jeduthun (1 Ch. 25:3) were
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Prophetess
PROPHET, PROPHETESS A man or woman chosen by God to speak for him and to foretell events in the divine plan.PreviewIntroductionThe Titles and History of the ProphetsInspirationTrue and False ProphetsThe Function of the ProphetMethods of CommunicationIntroduction When Jesus raised the widow’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Prophet
prophet (Heb. nabi’; Gk. prophētēs), a person who serves as a channel of communication between the human and divine worlds. Biblical prophets played a crucial role in the development of Judaism and Christianity. Since their appearance in ancient Israel, prophets have been understood in a number of different
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Prophet
PROPHET. The English word is derived from the Gr. prophētēs, “one who speaks forth,” a proclaimer and interpreter of the divine revelation (Arndt, p. 730). It generally refers to one who acts as a spokesman. At times also it is practically synonymous with “seer” or “inspired person.” Often it bears
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Prophet, Prophecy
Prophet, ProphecyA religious intermediary (Heb. nāḇɩ̂ʾ; Gk. prophḗtēs) whose function is to carry messages back and forth between human beings and a deity. Persons performing this social function have been found in a wide range of times, places, and societies, though they may not locally be known
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Prophecy
Prophecy, Prophet. †Communication of a divine message (lit. “a word/matter [Heb. dāḇār] of/from God,” “an oracle [ne˒um “utterance”] of Yahweh”) through a human messenger (cf. Gk. prophētēs, one who proclaims (lit. “speaks for”) and interprets divine revelation.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Prophet
PROPHET One who speaks for God. In modern use, a prophet is one who foretells the future, but that is only one aspect of the biblical prophet’s mission. Prophecy is a charism, a special gift of grace received for the benefit of the community.Above all, the prophets helped prepare Israel for the coming
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Prophecy, Prophets, False Prophets
Prophecy, Prophets, False ProphetsThe Gospels depict John the Baptist and Jesus as prophets and make Jesus the one who bestows the Holy Spirit on his disciples. For Paul the universal gift of the Holy Spirit means among other things that the Christian community is a body in which there are many members,