PROPHECY


PROPHECY
   the act of REVELATION whereby a PROPHET gives an inspired message from GOD or the GODS. Usually prophecy is associated with foretelling the future but it can also include messages of inspiration or admonishment which reveal the will of God towards a particular people or even an individual.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Prophecy — Prophecy, generally, describes the disclosing of information that is not known to the prophet by any ordinary means. [ [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/prophecy/ Prophecy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)] ] In religion, this is thought to… …   Wikipedia

  • Prophecy — • Says that in the strict sense, prophecy is the revelation of future events, but points out that in Scripture, prophecy may also be related to the gift of knowledge and sometimes is used to refer to divine inspiration concerning any secret… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Prophecy — Productions ist ein deutsches Musiklabel mit Sitz in Zeltingen Rachtig. Das Label wurde 1996 von Martin Koller gegründet, die erste Veröffentlichung war A Wintersunset... von Empyrium, welche durch ihren Erfolg dem Label auf den Weg half. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prophecy — студийный альбом группы Soulfly 2004 года. Prophecy европейский фестиваль. Prophecy  набор карт из серии Magic: The Gathering …   Википедия

  • Prophecy — Proph e*cy, n.; pl. {Prophecies}, [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. proph[ e]tie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. ? prophet. See {Prophet}.] 1. A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prophecy — prophecy, prophesy Prophecy, pronounced profi si, is the noun, and prophesy, pronounced prof i siy, is the verb …   Modern English usage

  • prophecy — early 13c., function of a prophet, from O.Fr. profecie (12c.), from L.L. prophetia, from Gk. prophetia gift of interpreting the will of the gods, from prophetes (see PROPHET (Cf. prophet)). Meaning thing spoken or written by a prophet is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prophecy — *revelation, vision, apocalypse Analogous words: communication, impartation (see corresponding verbs at COMMUNICATE): *inspiration …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prophecy — [n] prediction apocalypse, augury, cast, divination, forecast, foretelling, oracle, presage, prevision, prognosis, prognostication, revelation, second sight, soothsaying, vision; concepts 70,278,689 …   New thesaurus

  • prophecy — ► NOUN (pl. prophecies) 1) a prediction. 2) the faculty or practice of prophesying. ORIGIN Greek proph teia, from proph t s spokesman …   English terms dictionary

  • prophecy — [präf′ə sē] n. pl. prophecies [ME prophecie < OFr < LL(Ec) prophetia < Gr prophētēia (in N.T., gift of speaking under the influence of the Holy Spirit) < prophētēs: see PROPHET] 1. prediction of the future under the influence of… …   English World dictionary


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