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Prophets

  

      pl n   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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prophet  
      n  
1    a person who supposedly speaks by divine inspiration, esp. one through whom a divinity expresses his will  
   Related adj       vatic  
2    a person who predicts the future  
a prophet of doom     
3    a spokesman for a movement, doctrine, etc.  
4      (Christian Science)  
a    a seer in spiritual matters  
b    the vanishing of material sense to give way to the conscious facts of spiritual truth  
     (C13: from Old French prophète, from Latin propheta, from Greek prophetes one who declares the divine will, from pro-2 + phanai to speak)  
  prophetess      fem n  
  prophet-like      adj  


Prophet  
      n  
the  
1    the principal designation of Mohammed as the founder of Islam  
2    a name for Joseph Smith as founder of the Mormon Church  

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prophet

  
  
augur, Cassandra, clairvoyant, diviner, forecaster, oracle, prognosticator, prophesier, seer, sibyl, soothsayer  

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