Major Prophet

noun

Definition of Major Prophet 

1 : any one of four Hebrew prophets from the exilic era whose words and actions are told in the longer prophetic books of the Old Testament in the Christian Scriptures Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah are considered the Major Prophets

2 : any of five books in the Protestant canon of the Old Testament, six books in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament, or seven books in the Eastern Orthodox canon of the Old Testament that detail the words and actions of the major prophets a study of parallel language in the Major Prophets

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1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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