E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mahomet is so called. (570632.)
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.
The Prophet. Joachim, Abbot of Fiore. (11301202.)
Prophet of the Syrians. Ephraem Syrus (4th century).
The Great Prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; so called because their writings are more extensive than the prophecies of the other twelve.
The Minor or Lesser Prophets. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi; so called because their writings are less extensive than those of the four Great Prophets.