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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Prophetes

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  4396profh/thv
Original WordWord Origin
 profh/thv from a compound of (4253) and (5346)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Prophetes prof-ay'-tace
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Masculine 6:781,952
 Definition
 
  1. in Greek writings, an interpreter of oracles or of other hidden things
  2. one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation
    1. the OT prophets, having foretold the kingdom, deeds and death, of Jesus the Messiah.
    2. of John the Baptist, the herald of Jesus the Messiah
    3. of the illustrious prophet, the Jews expected before the advent of the Messiah
    4. the Messiah
    5. of men filled with the Spirit of God, who by God's authority and command in words of weight pleads the cause of God and urges salvation of men
    6. of prophets that appeared in the apostolic age among Christians
      1. they are associated with the apostles
      2. they discerned and did what is best for the Christian cause, foretelling certain future events. (Acts 11:
      1. in the religious assemblies of the Christians, they were moved by the Holy Spirit to speak, having power to instruct, comfort, encourage, rebuke, convict, and stimulate, their hearers
  3. a poet (because poets were believed to sing under divine inspiration)
    1. of Epimenides (Tit. 1:
 Translated Words
 KJV (149) - prophet, 149;

NAS (144) - prophet, 63; prophets, 81;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Matthew36
Mark6
Luke30
John14
Acts30
Romans3
1 Corinthians5
Ephesians3
1 Thessalonians1
Titus1
Hebrews2
James1
1 Peter1
2 Peter2
Revelation8
 
Matthew34
Mark5
Luke28
John14
Acts30
Romans3
1 Corinthians5
Ephesians3
1 Thessalonians1
Titus1
Hebrews2
James1
1 Peter1
2 Peter2
Revelation8
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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org/.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Prophetes". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=4396>.  


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