Crossword clues for prophet
- Isaiah or Elijah
- Mohammed, with "the"
- An authoritative person who divines the future
- Someone who speaks by divine inspiration
- Someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
- Malachi, e.g.
- Joel or Amos
- Give 32 to the new clairvoyant?
- One predicts the changes following support
- Support the unusual seer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Prophet \Proph"et\, n. [F. proph[`e]te, L. propheta, fr. Gr. ?, literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. ? to say beforehand; ? for, before + ? to say or speak. See Fame. ]
One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.
One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.
An interpreter; a spokesman. [R.]
--Ex. vii. 1.
(Zo["o]l.) A mantis.
School of the prophets (Anc. Jewish Hist.), a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 12c., "person who speaks for God; one who foretells, inspired preacher," from Old French prophete, profete "prophet, soothsayer" (11c., Modern French prophète) and directly from Latin propheta, from Greek prophetes (Doric prophatas) "an interpreter, spokesman," especially of the gods, "inspired preacher or teacher," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + root of phanai "to speak," from PIE *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)).\n
\nThe Greek word was used in Septuagint for Hebrew nabj "soothsayer." Early Latin writers translated Greek prophetes with Latin vates, but the Latinized form propheta predominated in post-Classical times, chiefly due to Christian writers, probably because of pagan associations of vates. In English, meaning "prophetic writer of the Old Testament" is from late 14c. Non-religious sense is from 1848; used of Muhammad from 1610s (translating Arabic al-nabiy, and sometimes also al-rasul, properly "the messenger"). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by witga.
n. 1 Someone who speaks by divine inspiration. 2 Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
Prophet was an American Melodic Rock band from New Jersey, United States. The last lineup of the group was Russell Arcara (vocals), Dave DiPietro (guitar), Ken Dubman (guitar), Scott Metaxas (bass), Joe Zujkowski (keyboard) and Jim Callahan (drums). However, the band had many lineups along its career.
A prophet is a person who is believed to speak through divine inspiration.
Prophet may also refer to:
Prophet is the sixth studio album, and the tenth album overall, by the Swedish hard rock band Jerusalem. It was released simultaneously by Viva Records in Europe, R.E.X. Records in North America, and X ZERO Corporation in Japan.
In religion, a prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy, which transports —at least in Judaism— a message beyond mere pagan soothsaying, augury, divination, or forecasting, and, most prominently in the neviim of the tanach, often comprises issues of social justice.
Claims of prophethood have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in Ancient Greece, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and many others. Traditionally, prophets are regarded as having a role in society that promotes change due to their messages and actions which can convey the displeasure of God for the behavior of people.
The English word prophet comes from the Greek word προφήτης (profétés) meaning advocate or speaker. In the late 20th century the appellation of prophet has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory prophet of greed. Alternatively, social commentators who suggest escalating crisis are often called prophets of doom.
Prophet is the self-titled debut album by the band Prophet released in 1985. It features then future Danger Danger lead vocalist Ted Poley on co-lead vocals and drums.
Prophet is an album by American jazz saxophonist Oliver Lake recorded in 1980 for the Italian Black Saint label. The album is a tribute to Eric Dolphy.
"Prophet (Better Watch It)" is the debut single released by British hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, from their debut studio album, Stereo Typical. The single was released on 14 May 2011, in the United Kingdom. A music video to accompany the release was uploaded to YouTube on 2 April 2011, at a total length of three minutes and forty-nine seconds. It features the pair performing in a trance-like state whilst on a beach. The duo performed the song live for the first time on T4 on 2 June 2011. The single was a commercial flop, and as such, " Down with the Trumpets" is widely regarded as the group's debut and breakthrough single.
Prophet has starred in three ongoing series bearing his name; these monthlies debuted in 1993, 1995, and 2012, respectively. A fourth series, named Prophet: Earth War, is announced to begin in January, 2015.
Prophet is an integrated consulting firm and agency that specializes in working with clients to drive growth through the use of branding, marketing, design, analytics, and innovation. It maintains a headquarters in San Francisco and offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm has published many books and articles on the topic of branding and marketing. It is best known for the rebranding of Swiss bank UBS; the opening of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and BP's Beyond Petroleum positioning.
Usage examples of "prophet".
The increasing myriads, who acknowledged Mahomet as their king and prophet, had been compelled by his arms, or allured by his prosperity.
Amer deplored, in pathetic strains, the apostasy and damnation of a son, who had renounced the promises of God, and the intercession of the prophet, to occupy, with the priests and deacons, the lowest mansions of hell.
Malevolent Being in the early ages of the world, and the fall of man is attributed in the Boundehesch to an apostate worship of him, from which men were converted by a succession of prophets terminating with Zoroaster.
Again, the explosion of balked fury, as he cut Alithiel downward to gut the Mad Prophet like a rabbit.
Hebrew Prophets, in his terrible denunciations of the heartless manslayer, and the shameless, boastful profligate.
In a crook tucked amid the steep-sided foothills, beneath evergreens mantled like ermine-cloaked matrons, the Mad Prophet dropped his reins and dismounted.
The blast transformed Jadrack, and the cathedral of the holy prophet Moop , and the town in which it stood, to a fine radioactive dust.
Breath hissed between his clenched teeth, the Mad Prophet mustered his assemblage of joints and plaintively shambled erect.
And yet modern and magnificent are those utterances of the old Hebrew prophet, who had so completely outgrown the common customs even of his time, when he represents God as saying that he is weary of all these external offerings.
A long silence followed his ringing speech, and Kadem stood with arms outspread like the Prophet himself.
Arcturus, founder and sole prophet of the Panspermic Church of First Contact, replied with the weary resignation of one who was accustomed to being mocked by an unbelieving world.
On the contrary we find his prophets and lawgivers battling with all their force against such aspects of Pantheism as they found about them.
Go, while I undress, to the prophet Gagabu and beg him to send the pastophorus Teta, who usually accompanies me.
I fear I should be content to devote my faith to the false prophet of the Schismites if they could lend me a pentangle, a lantern and a clove of garlic.
Manuel a pure man, General Foy a great one, Casimir Perier without ambition, Lafayette a political prophet, and Courier a worthy fellow.