The Prophet & The Manic

Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

Genesis 20:7 (KJV)

Prophet – Our understanding of this word has been completely Hellenized, so let’s start with this verse from Genesis about Abraham. God is referring to Abraham as a prophet, but when did Abraham ever prophesy? This should reveal a disconnect between how we understand this word culturally compared to its Hebraic use. Continue reading “The Prophet & The Manic”

The Presumptuous Prophet

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

Deuteronomy 18:22 (KJV)

Presumptuously – The Hebrew word zadown means “pride”. The prophet who speaks in the name of God, and his prophecy doesn’t come to pass, that prophet is prideful. He is assuming authority where it is not granted. This is one of the most dangerous actions for a people to endure, and that is why the punishment for this action was death (Deuteronomy 18:20). Continue reading “The Presumptuous Prophet”