Poets were the prophets of the muses: Inspire me, muse, thy prophet I shall be" (Pindar, Bergk, Fragm. The word nabî' expresses more especially a function.
The two most usual synonyms ro'éeh and hozéh emphasize more clearly the special source of the prophetic knowledge, the vision, that is, the Divine revelation or inspiration.
The Greek prophetes (from pro-phanai , to speak for, or in the name of someone) translates the Hebrew accurately.
He had to maintain and develop the knowledge of the Old Law among the Chosen People, lead them back when they strayed, and gradually prepare the way for the new kingdom of God, which the messias was to establish on earth.Prophecy, in general, signifies the supernatural message of the Prophet, and more especially, from custom, the predictive element of the prophetic message.For the absence of other oracles, the Chosen People were indeed more than compensated by a gift unique in the annals of mankind, to wit, the gift of prophecy and the prophetic office. General Idea and the Hebrew Names (1) General Idea -- The Hebrew Prophet was not merely, as the word commonly implies, a man enlightened by God to foretell events; he was the interpreter and supernaturally enlightened herald sent by Yahweh to communicate His will and designs to Israel.His mission consisted in preaching as well as in foretelling.html head meta http equiv content type text charset ISO 8859 1 title Google style body td a p h font family arial sans serif size 20px color 3366cc q 00c script function sf document f focus bgcolor ffffff 000000 link 0000cc vlink 551a8b alink ff0000 onload if images new Image src nav logo2 png topmargin 3 marginheight center div align right nowrap padding bottom 4px width 100 href url sa pref ig pval www de 3Fhl 3Dde usg Z0CJb WM4Hl Sg Uf Avcq REfrp5hx E Diese Seite personalisieren nbsp https com accounts Login continue hl Anmelden img alt height 110 intl logo gif 301 br form action search name defer table border 0 cellspacing cellpadding 4 tr b Web class imghp ie oe tab wi Bilder groups grphp wg news nwshp wn froogle frghp wf options Mehr raquo valign top 25 input hidden value maxlength 2048 55 Suche btn G submit btn I Auf gut Gl??
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Thou shalt speak to him all that I command thee; and he shall speak to Pharao, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land" ( Exodus 7:1-2 ).
Moses plays towards the King of Egypt the role of God, inspiring what is to be uttered, and Aaron is the prophet, his mouthpiece, transmitting the inspired message he shall receive.
They are not Prophets in the strict sense of the word, nor are they disciples of the Prophets destined to become masters in their turn (the so-called "schools of Prophets").
Did they wander about spreading the oracles of Samuel among the people?
Hozéh is found much more frequently from the days of Amos.