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False Prophecy
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
False Prophecy
False Prophecy An incorrect, fraudulent, or mistaken utterance spoken on behalf of God or a foreign deity.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prophecy, False
Prophecy, False The prophetic literature describes the existence of groups and individuals who delivered messages which were in conflict with the messages of the true prophets of Israel. These false prophets claimed that God or some other god has sent them, but their professions of orthodoxy were negated
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,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PROPHESYINGS, FALSE
PROPHESYINGS, FALSE<prof’-e-si-ingz>: The distinction between the true and the false prophecy and prophets is very difficult to state. Broadly speaking, the false prophesying related itself to the national ideal independently of any spiritual quality, while the true prophesying ever kept uppermost the
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
False Prophecy
False ProphecyFalse prophets and their false prophecies are fairly common throughout both the Old and New Testament.
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
True Prophecy
TRUE AND FALSE PROPHECYAs long as two or more people have disagreed on anything, the necessity of discerning between true and false claims has been a factor in human relationships. If those disagreements happen between sanctioned or sacred leaders, such as prophets, the stakes are heightened. Depending
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Prophesyings, False
PROPHESYINGS, profʹē̇-sī-ingz, FALSE: The distinction between the true and the false prophecy and prophets is very difficult to state. Broadly speaking, the false prophesying related itself to the national ideal independently of any spiritual quality, while the true prophesying ever kept uppermost
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PROPHECY, FALSE
PROPHECY, FALSE [ψευδοπροφήτης pseudoprophētēs]. The notion of “false prophecy” is, in some measure, a category foreign to the OT, since no such phrase may be found in the Hebrew text (a prophet is designated only as a naviʾ [נָבִיא] or nevuʾah [נְבוּאָה], a “prophet”). Nonetheless, ancient Israelite
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