School of the prophets
Prophet Proph"et, n. [F. proph[`e]te, L. propheta, fr. Gr. ?, literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. ? to say beforehand; ? for, before + ? to say or speak. See {Fame}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller. [1913 Webster]

2. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. An interpreter; a spokesman. [R.] --Ex. vii. 1. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A mantis. [1913 Webster]

{School of the prophets} (Anc. Jewish Hist.), a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets. [1913 Webster]

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