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a. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
b. One of the highest-ranking leaders of the Mormon church, considered by the faithful to be divinely inspired, and responsible for establishing and revising doctrine.
2. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
3. A predictor; a soothsayer.
4. The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.
a. Prophets(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The second of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve. Used with the. See Table at Bible.
b. Prophet One of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially one believed to be the author of one of these books. Used with the.
6. Prophet Islam Muhammad. Used with the.

[Middle English prophete, from Old French, from Latin prophēta, from Greek prophētēs : pro-, forth; see pro-2 + -phētēs, speaker (from phanai, to speak; see bhā- in Indo-European roots).]

proph′et·hood′ n.
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pl n
(Judaism) the books constituting the second main part of the Hebrew Bible, which in Jewish tradition is subdivided into the Former Prophets, Joshua, Judges, I-II Samuel, and I-II Kings, and the Latter Prophets, comprising those books which in Christian tradition are alone called the Prophets and which are divided into Major Prophets and Minor Prophets. Compare Law of Moses, Hagiographa
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(ˈprɒf ɪts)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the canonical group of prophetic books that forms the second of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament. Compare Pentateuch, Hagiographa.
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Noun1.Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew ScripturesProphets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Book of Joshua, Josue, Joshua - a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
Book of Judges, Judges - a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges
1 Samuel, I Samuel - the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
2 Samuel, II Samuel - the second of two books of the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
1 Kings, I Kings - the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
2 Kings, II Kings - the second of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
Book of Isaiah, Isaiah - an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
Book of Jeremiah, Jeremiah - a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
Book of Ezekiel, Ezechiel, Ezekiel - an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
Book of Hosea, Hosea - an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
Book of Joel, Joel - an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
Book of Amos, Amos - an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
Book of Obadiah, Obadiah, Abdias - an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
Book of Jonah, Jonah - a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
Book of Micah, Micah, Micheas - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
Book of Nahum, Nahum - an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
Book of Habakkuk, Habacuc, Habakkuk - an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
Book of Zephaniah, Sophonias, Zephaniah - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
Book of Haggai, Haggai, Aggeus - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
Book of Zachariah, Zacharias, Zechariah - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
Hebrew Scripture, Tanach, Tanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
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At the appointed hour Elder William Hitch rose, and, in an irritated voice, as if he had already been contradicted, said, "I tell you that Joe Smith is a martyr, that his brother Hiram is a martyr, and that the persecutions of the United States Government against the prophets will also make a martyr of Brigham Young.
The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it, so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity.
You will be here fifty thousand years - maybe more - before you get a glimpse of all the patriarchs and prophets. Since I have been here, Job has been to the front once, and once Ham and Jeremiah both at the same time.
It is properer to Merlin's sort -- stump-tail prophets, as we call them in the pro- fession.
Their principal object was, to rear up pious and learned ministers; and hence old writers call Harvard College a school of the prophets."
Though, as we know, prophets are not without honour save in their own countries and among their own kindred, the time comes when their countries and kindred are entirely without honour save by reason of those very prophets they once despised, rejected, stoned, and crucified.
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil -- prophet still, if bird or devil!
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore-- Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me, I implore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Kalon the Prophet was already erect, with argent garments and uplifted hands, and the sound of his strangely penetrating voice could be heard all the way down the busy street uttering his solar litany.
Before him a great Prophet, to proclaim His coming, is sent harbinger, who all Invites, and in the consecrated stream Pretends to wash off sin, and fit them so Purified to receive him pure, or rather To do him honour as their King.
"It was in virtue of his sincerity, of his speaking still in some sort from the heart of Nature, though in the current artificial dialect, that Johnson was a Prophet. .
In this cavern, tradition says, Saul, the king, sat at midnight, and stared and trembled, while the earth shook, the thunders crashed among the hills, and out of the midst of fire and smoke the spirit of the dead prophet rose up and confronted him.