Prophets of Christianity

Summary

St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665, by Mattia Preti

In Christianity the figures widely recognised as prophets are those mentioned as such in the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is believed that prophets are chosen and called by God.

The main list below consists of only those individuals that have been clearly defined as prophets, either by explicit statement or strong contextual implication, (e.g. the purported authors of the books listed as the major prophets and minor prophets) along with the Biblical reference to their office.

The second list consists of those individuals who are recorded as having had a visionary or prophetic experience, but without a history of any major or consistent prophetic calling. The third list consists of unnamed prophets. The fourth list contains the names of those described in the Bible as prophets, but are presented as either misusing this gift or as fraudulent.

The last two lists relate to claimed post-Biblical individuals followed by some (but not all) Christians. The fifth list consists of post-Biblical individuals regarded as prophets and the final list consists of post-Biblical individuals who are regard to have visionary or prophetic experience.

Main list of prophets (68)

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D

E

G

H

I

The Vision of Isaiah is depicted in this 1860 woodcut by Julius Schnorr von Karolsfeld

J

Horace Vernet, Jeremiah on the ruins of Jerusalem (1844)

L

M

N

O

P

S

T

U

Z

Fifteen named people with prophetic experiences and 70 elders

Seven unnamed prophets and men of God

Eleven false prophets and false prophets of Baal

Claimed post-Biblical prophets

These persons are considered by some (but not all) Christians to be prophets.

Claimed post-Biblical people with prophetic experiences

These are people considered by some (but not all) Christians to have prophetic experiences.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bowler 2013, pp. 14–16.
  2. ^ Robins 2010, p. 85.
  3. ^ Brown 2011, p. 152.
  4. ^ Coleman 2000, p. 41.
  5. ^ Harrell 1975, p. 171.
  6. ^ Harrell 1975, pp. 234–235.
  7. ^ Coleman 2000, p. 30.
  8. ^ Robins 2010, p. 129.
  9. ^ https://www.christianpost.com/news/prophet-kim-clement-dies-at-60.html.