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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Prophet (The).
 
Mahomet is so called. (570–632.)   1
   The Koran says there have been 200,000 prophets, only six of whom have brought new laws or dispensations; Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mahomet.   2
   The Prophet. Jo’achim, Abbot of Fio’re. (1130–1202.)   3
   Prophet of the Syrians. Ephraem Syrus (4th century).   4
   The Great Prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; so called because their writings are more extensive than the prophecies of the other twelve.   5
   The Minor or Lesser Prophets. Hose’a, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Jonah, Nahum, Habak’kuk, Zephani’ah, Haggai, Zechari’ah, and Mal’achi; so called because their writings are less extensive than those of the four Great Prophets.   6
 


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