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False Prophet
False Prophets • False Teachers
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Prophet, False
Prophet, False. Spokesman, herald, or messenger falsely speaking for, or on behalf of, someone else. The false prophet was often motivated not by loyalty to God, but by a desire for popularity. This was the main difference between Jeremiah and his contemporaries. While Jeremiah was foretelling doom (Jer
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Prophets, False
PROPHETS, FALSE Spokesmen, heralds, or messengers falsely speaking for, or on behalf of, someone else. The false prophet was often motivated not by loyalty to God but by a desire for popularity. This was the main difference between Jeremiah and his contemporaries. While Jeremiah was foretelling doom
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
False Prophet, the
FALSE PROPHET, THE. The False Prophet (Rev 19:20; 20:10), also called the second Beast (Rev 13:11–18), is a religious leader who is associated with the first Beast, the political leader of the Tribulation period, as his subordinate. He appears in power in the middle of the Tribulation at which time the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
False Prophets
False ProphetsProphets who speak in the name of Baal (e.g., 1 Kgs. 18:19–40) or, more frequently, who speak lies in the name of the Lord (Mic. 3:5–8; Jer. 4:9–10).A number of tests defined a false prophet (Gk. pseudoprophḗtēs). If the word of the prophet does not come true, then the prophet is false
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
False Prophet
False Prophet (Gk. pseudoprophḗetēs).† One who wrongfully claims to be a channel of divine revelation (cf. Jer. 23:16). In the latter stages of the divided Israelite monarchy, the canonical prophets readily denounced the various types of diviners who influenced the royal court (Jer. 27:10; 29:8;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
False Prophet, the
FALSE PROPHET, THE. The second beast of Rev. 13:11–18 (cf. 16:13; 19:20; 20:10). Twice he is associated with the first Beast (Antichrist) and once with the Dragon (Satan). As the Dragon and the first Beast are persons, so must he be a person. Jesus had a prophetic foreview of him when He said, “For false
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
False Prophets
FALSE PROPHETS - those who falsely claim to utter revelations that come from God, to foretell future events, or to have God’s power to produce miracles, signs, and wonders. In the Bible, false prophets fell into three general categories: (1) those who worshiped false gods and served idols; (2) those
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
False Prophets
Prophets (False).—There is often question in Holy Scripture of False Prophets. The priests of Baal claimed to be prophets; they deceived Achab by announcing to him nothing but prosperity. Micheas, prophet of the Lord, tells this king that God has sent a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
False Prophet
FALSE PROPHET Person who spreads false messages and teachings, claiming to speak God’s words.Old Testament While the term “false prophet” does not occur in the OT, references to false prophets are clear. The pages of the OT are filled with men and women who fit the description of a false prophet given
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
False Prophet
false prophet. Moses ordered the death of any prophet advocating the worship of another god (Deut. 13:1–4). See prophets and prophecy. During the monarchy, false prophets were often in the majority in the court of Israel. The 800 prophets of Ahab openly advocated the worship of Baal and Asherah (1 Ki.
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
False Prophet
False ProphetThe second beast of Revelation 13 appears as the “false prophet” elsewhere in Revelation (16:13; 19:20; 20:10), a description that implies some religious role. This beast has two horns like a lamb, but he speaks like a dragon (13:11). His dragonlike speech suggests a strong alliance with
Key passages
Mt 24:24

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear, and will produce great signs and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Re 19:19–20

And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war with the one who is seated on the horse and with his army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs before him, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast …

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