Sunday, May 27, 2007

Mysteries of the Bible - Prophets: Soul Catchers

"The prophets -- whose visions are said to have come directly from God -- have long intrigued students of the Bible. This exploration of these legendary figures tries to determine whether they actually existed and looks at the cause and meaning of their proclaimed divine possession. From Elijah's ecstatic voice to Jeremiah's haunting vision of the fall of the Holy Temple, the lives and messages of the prophets are examined in depth on this disc."

1. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.

2. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.

3. A predictor; a soothsayer.

4. The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.

a. Prophets (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The second of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve. Used with the.

b. Prophet One of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially one believed to be the author of one of these books. Used with the.

6. Prophet Islam Muhammad. Used with the.

[Middle English prophete, from Old French, from Latin prophta, from Greek prophts : pro-, before; see pro-2 + -phts, speaker (from phanai, to speak; see bh-2 in Indo-European roots).]


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