Template talk:New Testament Prophets

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Include Old Testament prophets?[edit]

The key issue with this template is whether to include Old Testament people who are called "prophets" in the New. This means obvious ones like Isaiah and Jeremiah, but some not so obvious ones like Balaam, Samuel and David. I lean towards excluding them. StAnselm (talk) 05:19, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Why is Jesus included in this list?[edit]

Isn't Jesus the one whom other prophets, prophesied about? --Jayarathina (talk) 04:30, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Jesus' status as a prophet is indicated in Matthew 21:11 and John 4:19. StAnselm (talk) 04:47, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
No, Its NOT. Matthew 21:11 says The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee." and in John 4:19 says The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet..." Jesus is the one whom prophets prophesied about. We know that many people of Jesus's time mistakenly thought he was a prophet (Mark 8:28), but none in his close circle. I don't see any of the disciples, Apostles and/or church fathers calling Jesus a prophet. I know you might disagree, but at least keep Jesus in italics so as to refer that this claim is not universally accepted. --Jayarathina (talk) 06:12, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
OK, I take your point. Now, 'disputed' here means "disputed in reliable sources", so do you know of a scholar who agrees with you? StAnselm (talk) 07:27, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Heb.1:1-2: "God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,..." - We can clearly see a distinction is made between prophets and The son of God. --Jayarathina (talk) 14:57, 30 December 2012 (UTC)