An example of a prophet was Moses, who heard God deliver the Ten Commandments.
An example of a prophet is someone who predicts what will happen twenty years from now.
- Among Muslims, Muhammad.
- Among Mormons, Joseph Smith.
- One of the three major divisions of the Jewish Holy Scriptures, following the Pentateuch and preceding the Hagiographa.
- The authors or subjects of the prophetic books in this division, including Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of prophet
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English propheta, from Latin propheta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Ï†Î®Ï„Î·Ï‚ (prophÄ“tÄ“s, “one who speaks for a god"), from Ï€ÏÏŒ (pro, “before") + Ï†Î·Î¼Î¯ (phÄ“mi, “I tell").