Proph"et (?), n. [F. prophete, 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.


Ex. vii. 1.

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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.


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