Prophet

One sent by God to deliver a message. 

The Jewish and Christian traditions recognize many prophets, such as Moses and Isaiah, and others to whom the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible are attributed. Their function was both to "foretell" events to come, and "forthtell" or preach the word of God, particularly against evildoers. 

The Muslim concept of prophethood is slightly different.  Muslims consider a prophet to be one sent by God to warn a community of people and to communicate God's law to them. Many Biblical figures (including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus) are considered prophets.  The Qur'an also mentions other prophets not mentioned in the Bible, such as Hud and Salih.  Muhammad is regarded as the final prophet sent to all humanity.

 


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