Definition for PROPH'ET

PROPH'ET, n. [Gr. προφητης; L. propheta; Fr. prophète.]

  1. One that foretells future events; a predicter; a foreteller.
  2. In Scripture, a person illuminated, inspired or instructed by God to announce future events; as Moses, Elijah, David, Isaiah, &c.
  3. An interpreter; one that explains or communicates sentiments. – Exod. vii.
  4. One who pretends to foretell; an imposter; as, a false prophet. – Acts xiii. School of the prophets, among the Israelites, a school or college in which young men were educated and qualified for public teachers. These students were called sons of the prophets.

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