forthteller. Cf. <012007>Gen. 20:7 ? of Abraham; <19A515>Psalm 105:15 ? of the patriarchs; <401109>Matthew 11:9 ? of John the Baptist; <461228>1 Corinthians 12:28, <490220>Ephesians 2:20, and 3:5 ? of N. T. expounders of Scripture).
<012007> Gen. 20:7 ? ?restore the man?s wife; for he is a prophet? ? spoken of Abraham; <19A515>Psalm 105:15 ? ?Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my people no harm? ? spoken of the patriarchs; <401109>Matthew 11:9 ? ?But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet? ? spoken of John the Baptist, from whom we have no recorded predictions, and whose pointing to Jesus as the ?Lamb of God? ( <430129>John 1:29) was apparently but an echo of Isaiah 53. <461228>1 Corinthians 12:28 ? ?first apostles; secondly prophets?; <490220>Ephesians 2:20 ? ?built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets?; 3:5 ? ?revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit? ? all these latter texts speaking of New Testament expounders of Scripture. Any organ of divine revelation, or medium of divine communication, is a prophet. ?Hence,? says Philippi, ?the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings are called ? prophet« priores,? or ?the earlier prophets.? Bernard?s Respice. Aspice, Prospice describes the work of the prophet for the prophet might see and might disclose things in the past, things in the present or things in the future. Daniel was a prophet, in telling Nebuchadnezzar what his dream had been as well as in telling its interpretation ( <270228>Daniel 2:28, 36). The woman of Samaria rightly called Christ a prophet, when he took her all things that ever she did ( <430429>John 4:29).? On the work of the prophet, see Stanley Jewish Church, 1:491.
(b) The prophet commonly united three methods of fulfilling his office, those of teaching, predicting and miracle working. In all these respects, Jesus Christ did the work of a prophet ( <051815>Deuteronomy 18:15; cf . <440322> Acts 3:22; <401357>Matthew 13:57; <421333>Luke 13:33; <430614>John 6:14). He taught (Matthew 5-7), he uttered predictions (Matthew 24 and 25), he wrought miracles (Matthew 8 and 9), while in his person, his life, his work and his death, and he revealed the Father ( <430826>John 8:26; 14:9; 17:8).
<051815> Deuteronomy 18:15 ? ?Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet, from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him shall hearken? cf . <440322>Acts 3:22 ? where this prophecy is said to be fulfilled in Christ. Jesus calls himself a prophet in <401357>Matthew 13:57 ? ?A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house?; <421333>Luke 13:33 ? ?Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.? He was called a prophet; <430614>John 6:14 ? ?When therefore
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