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Latter prophets

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Latter prophets the prophets properly so called
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. prophēta—Gr. prophētēspro, before, in behalf of, phē-mi, phanai, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

If the latter, he was a purblind prophet and missed the very fount of human tears.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
In the mind of the latter Phoebus is not merely an archer, not merely a prophet and a singer, but the entire manifestation of genius.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Henderson, when left alone with the Prophet, heard the disclosures which the latter made to him, with less surprise than interest.
"The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Some have assumed the former of these two eras as that from which the prophet reckons; but the latter is more probable.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
We cannot affirm the latter of Scripture and the prophets; they undoubtedly are full of good sense.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
God Himself commands the former, the prophet from God the latter.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
The former means mediator in prayer; the latter, the prophet of holy Friday.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The latter regard him as a great prophet, and name him Ananias, signifying a holy personage.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The toil of many generations has proved the latter need prophetic.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Time upon time are these blessings promised by the prophets to Israel and Judah in the latter day.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
In the latter part of the month of June, Harrison sent Dubois and Brouillette to the Prophet's Town to take note of what was going on.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Womanlike, I am going to do the unexpected, and prove you no true prophet as to the latter statement.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
He held the office of prophet for fully sixty-five years, from the reign of Ahab to that of Joash (latter half of ninth century B.C.).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The holy prophets prophesied both the first advent at the birth, and also the latter at the great doom.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Twice did the latter afterwards collect an army to make war on the successor of the Prophet.
"Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" by Thomas Keightley
In this latter sense, as identified by the prophets with social unrighteousness, it is a significant ethical conception.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
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In news:

Will Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned polygamist prophet of the Mormon breakaway sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, come to court today and announce that he's finally found a Texas attorney.
This file image provided by the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows Mormon prophet Joseph Smith Jr, in a copy of a daguerreotype made circa 1843-1844.
Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned prophet of the polygamist Mormon breakaway sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was back in court Jan 31 with his new Texas attorney, Fort Worth's Jeff Kearney.
MSNBC pundit Lawrence O'Donnell issued an apology over comments he made about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its founding prophet Joseph Smith.
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