Prophetic inspiration: Isaiah's Lips Anointed with Fire
, by Benjamin West
Prophets are people who said that God or gods talked to them. They freely teach other people what they learned. Most of them warn people that something very good will happen if they change their lives.
There are prophets in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Zoroastrianism, and in other religions.
For the main Abrahamic religions, there are two kinds of prophets, major and minor. Major prophets gave a lot of teachings while minor just re-teach things other prophets taught or they do not have many teachings. For example the most notable prophet is Muhammad the founder of Islam.
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Malachi, one of the last prophets of Israel, painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1310 (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena Cathedral). “He [[[Mashiach]]] will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6)
The Vision of Isaiah is depicted in this 1860 woodcut by Julius Schnorr von Karolsfeld
A depiction of Muhammad receiving his first revelation from the angel Gabriel. From the manuscript Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, 1307, Ilkhanate period.
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