Prophetes

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4396  
Original WordWord Origin
profeteßfrom a compound of (4253) and (5346)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Prophetes6:781,952
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
prof-ay'-tace   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. in Greek writings, an interpreter of oracles or of other hidden things
  2. one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation
    1. the OT prophets, having foretold the kingdom, deeds and death, of Jesus the Messiah.
    2. of John the Baptist, the herald of Jesus the Messiah
    3. of the illustrious prophet, the Jews expected before the advent of the Messiah
    4. the Messiah
    5. of men filled with the Spirit of God, who by God's authority and command in words of weight pleads the cause of God and urges salvation of men
    6. of prophets that appeared in the apostolic age among Christians
      1. they are associated with the apostles
      2. they discerned and did what is best for the Christian cause, foretelling certain future events. (Acts 11:
      1. in the religious assemblies of the Christians, they were moved by the Holy Spirit to speak, having power to instruct, comfort, encourage, rebuke, convict, and stimulate, their hearers
  3. a poet (because poets were believed to sing under divine inspiration)
    1. of Epimenides (Tit. 1:
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 144
prophet 63, prophets 81
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew34
Mark5
Luke28
John14
Acts30
Romans3
1 Corinthians5
Ephesians3
1 Thessalonians1
Titus1
Hebrews2
James1
1 Peter1
2 Peter2
Revelation8


Total138
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Prophetes". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.