The Books of the Nebiim - Prophets Index
In times past Nebi'im or prophets were often regarded as mystical or supernatural. Scholars of Scripture nowadays prefer to say that a prophet, according to Scripture, simply means a spokesman - a spokesman for YAHWEH, if he is a true prophet, of course. All the true prophets were persecuted (Acts 7:52), and many of them were killed. MessiYah said that the false prophets were well spoken of (Lk. 6:26), and He reveals to us that the false prophets are those who work lawlessness (Mt. 7:15-23).