What does False Prophet mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ψευδοπροφήτης one who 2
ψευδοπροφήτην one who 1
ψευδοπροφήτου one who 1

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   1 one who, acting the part of a divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of divine prophecies.
   2 a False Prophet.
   

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Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - False Prophet
Even though the Old Testament does not use the term "false prophet, " it is clear that such "professional prophets" existed throughout much of Israel's history and that they were diametrically opposed to the canonical prophets. Scripture, however, regarded them as mere imitations of the genuinely appointed prophets of God.
Distinguishing Marks of False Prophecy and False Prophets . It was the Septuagint translators who introduced the term pseudoprophetes [ Jeremiah 6:13 ; 26:7-8,11 , 16 ; 27:9 ; 28:1 ; 29:1,8 ; Zechariah 13:2 ). But the Hebrew text nevertheless still made the same point with the whole battery of negative descriptions.
False prophets prophesied lies (Jeremiah 6:13 ; 27:14 ; 1 John 4:1-300 ), deceived the people with their dreams (Jeremiah 29:8 ), prophesied by the alleged authority of Baal (Jeremiah 2:8 ; 23:13 ), threatened the lives of the true prophets (Jeremiah 26:7 ), and dared to speak when they had not stood in the council of Yahweh and received a word directly from the Lord (Jeremiah 23:18 ). Typically, their prophecies promised peace when there was no peace to be had (Jeremiah 6:14 ; 8:11 ; 14:3 ; 23:17 ; 28:2,11 ; Ezekiel 13:10 ; Micah 3:5 ), for their visions were drawn out of their own hearts (Jeremiah 14:14 ; 23:16 ; Ezekiel 13:2-3 ; 22:28 ). Some false prophets used magic (Ezekiel 13:17-23 ), others appeared to use divination, soothsaying, witchcraft, necromancy, and sorcery, which were all forbidden arts and practices in the classical passage that set forth divine revelation in contrast to such practices (Deuteronomy 18:9-13 ). The false prophets gave the people what they wanted to hear and thereby placed "whitewash" (Ezekiel 13:10-12,14-15 ; 22:28 ) over every situation, no matter how adverse it appeared.
The fullest discussion of charges that could be brought against false prophets can be found in Jeremiah 23:9-39 . Jeremiah condemns the pseudoprophets on four grounds: (1) they are men of immoral character (v. 14—"they commit adultery and live a lie"); (2) they seek popular acclaim with their unconditional pledge of immunity from all imminent disasters (vv. 17-22); (3) they fail to distinguish their own dreams from a word from God (vv. 25-29); and (4) they are plagiarists who steal from one another words allegedly from the Lord (vv. 30-39). Rather than having a "burden" from the Lord, they themselves were another burdenboth to the Lord and to the misled people!
The Theology of the False Prophets . The false prophets were zealous to maintain the inviolability and invincibility of Zionfor all times and for all occasions. They stressed the permanence of David's dynasty, the temple, and the covenantas a guarantee that operated for every generation! They were overly dependent on promises made at Sinai that God would be Israel's God and Israel would be his peoplethereby allowing more leeway than one would ordinarily think permissible. Any and all new revelations that would predict judgment, doom, and disaster were, from the false prophets' standpoint, contrary to their list of immutables; therefore, they preached that all such negative declarations were wrong, treasonous, and unnecessary.
Thus it was the false prophet Hananiah who predicted in the name of "the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel" (Jeremiah 28:2 ) that the exiles would be restored to their homeland and Jehoiachin and the temple vessels returned (vv. 3-4). At first, Jeremiah was startled by this apparent reversal in the revelation of God (v. 6), but he recovered sufficiently to add: "From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true" (vv. 8-9).
This is what makes the discernment of what constitutes pseudoprophecy so difficult, for many of the false prophets also subscribed to some of the same theological traditions as did the canonical prophets.
The theology of the false prophets was characterized by the following: (1) a selective appeal to the Davidic/Zion and Sinaitic covenants as a type of fire insurance against any threatened calamity; (2) an exclusive teaching of hope/salvation with no attention given to any potential adversities for lack of obedience to God's Word; and (3) a constant appeal to what the masses wanted to hear as a basis for promoting their own power and the status quo. This list is very similar to the four charges that Jeremiah brought in 23:9-39.
The Criteria for Testing False Prophecy . The loci classici for determining true from false prophecy are Deuteronomy 13:1-5,18:15-22 . These texts teach five tests for a true prophet: (1) he must be Jewish (Deuteronomy 18:18 ); (2) he must speak in the name of the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:19-20 ); (3) what he says must come to pass, the most proximate fulfillments being the validators of the more distant predictions (Deuteronomy 18:21-22 ); (4) he must perform signs, wonders, or miracles that accompany his words (Deuteronomy 13:1-2 a); and (5) his message must conform to what God had revealed previously (Deuteronomy 13:2b-5 ).
More often than not, the false prophets prophesied in the name of one or more false gods while they also syncretistically appealed to Yahweh's name (Jeremiah 23:13,17 , 25 ; 26:27 ). Such teachers easily exposed themselves as frauds. But there were also times when it was exceedingly difficult to determine if the prophecy were true or not. For example, the man of God from Judah was a true prophet, for what he said came to pass, both in his immediate and distant predictions (1 Kings 13 ). Nevertheless, when he disobeyed the command of God, he was deceived by a false prophecy. Remarkably that same false prophet who deceived him later delivered a true prediction (1 Kings 13:20-22 ). Thus, not everything a prophet said was divinely inspired. For example, the prophet Nathan told David to go ahead and build the temple to the Lord (2 Samuel 7:1-2 ), but that night God informed Nathan that this was not his plan. Thus Nathan had to reverse his advice to David the next morning! Accordingly, a prophet's words could be false if: (1) they were his own and not God's; (2) they were wrongly applied at a wrong time and to a wrong audience; and (3) they were not backed up by a life and character that one would expect from a servant of the Lord.
False Prophets in the New Testament . False prophets continued to make their presence felt well beyond the days of the Old Testament; indeed, Jesus warned his disciples, and through the apostles, he warned the early church about the character and teachings of such frauds.
As was characteristic of false prophets in the Old Testament, their New Testament counterparts were also motivated by greed (2 Peter 2:3,13 ), exhibited arrogance (2 Peter 2:18 ), lived immoral lives (2 Peter 2:2,10-13 ), and generally could be described as ungodly persons (Jude 4 ).
The classical encounter between true and false prophets of God in the New Testament is Paul and Barnabas's rebuke of the Jewish magician Bar-Jesus on the island Paphos (Acts 13:6-10 ). The Holy Spirit informed Paul that Bar-Jesus was full of deceit and a false prophet. Bar-Jesus belonged to the same line of pseudoprophets as the prophetess Jezebel from the church of Thyatira (Revelation 2:20 ).
Nor does the danger stop in the New Testament, for present-day believers are warned to test persons who make prophetic claims. For example, if anyone denies that Jesus has come in the flesh, that person is not a true prophet from God (1618093819_6 ).
In the endtimes, false prophets will attempt to deceive the world's populace into following the false prophet, the beast, and Satan himself (Matthew 24:1,24 ; Revelation 16:13-14 ; 19:20 ; 20:10 )even by performing miracles and signs. But this will be the last time false prophecy is seen, for Christ's return will destroy the whole institution of false prophecy along with its sponsors: Satan, the beast, and the false prophet.
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
See also Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy
Bibliography . R. E. Manahan, Grace Th J 1 (1980): 77-96; T. W. Overholt, The Threat of Falsehood: A Study in the Theology of the Book of Jeremiah ; J. T. E. Renner, Rev Th R 25 (1966): 95-104; H. W. Robinson, Inspiration and Revelation in the Old Testament ; J. A. Sanders, Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology, pp. 21-41; G. T. Sheppard, Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology, pp. 262-82; G. V. Smith, ISBE, 3:984-86; A. S. Van der Woude, VT 19 (1969): 244-60; W. Van Gemeren, Interpreting the Prophetic Word .
Holman Bible Dictionary - False Prophet
A person who spreads false messages and teachings, claiming to speak God's words. Old Testament While the term “false prophet” does not occur in the Old Testament, references to false prophets are clear. The pages of the Old Testament are filled with men and women who fit the description of a false prophet given in Jeremiah 14:14 (NAS): “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.” Other examples are in Jeremiah 23:21-33 and Zechariah 10:2 . Punishment for prophesying falsely was severe. False prophets were cast away from God's presence and permanently humiliated. They suffered the destruction of their cities (Jeremiah 7:14-16 ; Jeremiah 23:39 ).
A false prophet was also one who prophesied on behalf of another God. A familiar example is the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:20-39 ). In a test against Elijah and the true God, the prophets of Baal suffered humiliating defeat.
Israel could not always distinguish between the true and the false prophet as seen in 1 Kings 22:1 ; Jeremiah 28:1 . The prophet could only say, wait and see whose prophecy proves true in history (Deuteronomy 18:22 ; 1 Kings 22:28 ; Jeremiah 29:9 ). Compare 1 Kings 13:1 .
New Testament Jesus and the apostles spoke many times about false prophets. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught about the marks of a false prophet and the consequences of being one (Matthew 7:15-23 ). He also cautioned His followers to beware of false prophets who would arise during times of tribulation and in the end times (Matthew 24:11 ,Matthew 24:11,24:24 ; Mark 13:22 ). He said to be careful when the world loves a prophet's words, because a prophet who is false is apt to be popular (Luke 6:26 ).
The apostles instructed believers to be diligent in faith and understanding of Christian teachings, in order to discern false prophets when they arise (2 Peter 1:10 ; 2 Peter 1:19-2:1 ; 1 John 4:1 ). The tests of a prophet are: 1) Do their predictions come true (Jeremiah 28:9 )? 2 ) Does the prophet have a divine commission (Jeremiah 29:9 )? 3 ) Are the prophecies consistent with Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21 ; Revelation 22:18-19 )? 4 ) Do the people benefit spiritually from the prophet's ministry (Jeremiah 23:13-14 ,Jeremiah 23:13-14,23:32 ; 1 Peter 4:11 )?
Punishments for false prophets were just as severe in the New Testament as they were in the Old. Paul caused a false prophet to be stricken with blindness (Acts 13:6-12 ), but most other punishments were more permanent in nature. Jesus said the false prophets would be cut down and burned like a bad tree (Matthew 7:19 ). 2 Peter 2:4 describes being cast into pits of darkness. The ultimate punishment appears in Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 —the false prophet, the beast, and the devil will be thrown into a lake of fire and brimstone and be tormented forever. See Prophets.
Donna R. Ridge
CARM Theological Dictionary - False Prophet, (the)
The second beast of Revelation (Revelation 13:11-18). He is a person who will manifest himself near the culmination of this epoch shortly before the physical return of Christ. He will be a miracle worker and during the Tribulation period will bring fire down from heaven and command that people worship the image of the Beast (Revelation 11:15). See also (13:16-17).
Jesus warned about false prophets in Matthew 24:24 stating that in the last days many false prophets would arise and deceive, if possible, even the elect. False prophets teach false doctrine and lead people away from the true gospel message and teaching of God found in the Bible. Examples of modern day false prophets are Joseph Smith (Mormonism), Charles Taze Russell (Jehovah's Witnesses), Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science), etc. Each of them distorts the truth sufficient to cause damnation.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - False Prophet
See Apocalypse.

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Bar-Jesus - A False Prophet, spoken of Acts 13:6
Nehelamite - Designation of Shemaiah the False Prophet
Chenaanah - ” Father of the False Prophet Zedekiah (1 Kings 22:11 )
Chenaanah - Father of the False Prophet Zedekiah
Chenaanah - The False Prophet Zedekiah's father or ancestor (1 Kings 22:11-24)
Barjesus - (or Elymas) (Son of Jesus) (wise, magician) A False Prophet, struck temporarily blind for opposing Paul at Paphos in the conversion of Proconsul Sergius Paulus (Acts 13)
Elymas - (or Elymas) (Son of Jesus) (wise, magician) A False Prophet, struck temporarily blind for opposing Paul at Paphos in the conversion of Proconsul Sergius Paulus (Acts 13)
Kolaiah - Father of Ahab the False Prophet 'whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire
Chenaanah - The father of Zedekiah the False Prophet in the reign of Ahab ( 1 Kings 22:11 , 2 Chronicles 18:10 )
Kolaiah - The father of the False Prophet Ahab ( Jeremiah 29:21 )
Nehelamite - The name given to a False Prophet Shemaiah, who went with the captives to Babylon (Jeremiah 29:24,31,32 )
Bar-Jesus - (bahr-jee' ssuhss) A Jewish magician and False Prophet at Paphos (Acts 13:6 )
Kolaiah - The father of the False Prophet, Ahab (Jeremiah 29:21-23 )
Hananiah - A False Prophet and contemporary with Jeremiah
a'Zur, - properly Az'zur ( he that assists )
A Benjamite of Gibeon, and father of Hananiah the False Prophet
Nehelamite - An epithet applied to Shemaiah, a False Prophet who opposed Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 29:24 ; Jeremiah 29:31-32 )
Elymas - He was a False Prophet and sorcerer, at Paphos in Cyprus, and sought to turn away the proconsul from the faith
Chena'Anah - [1] ...
Father or ancestor of Zedekiah the False Prophet
Hananiah - A False Prophet of Gibeon, who for his impious hardihood was overtaken with speedy death, according to the word of God, Jeremiah 28:15-17
Kola'Iah - ) ...
The father of Ahab the False Prophet, who was burnt by the king of Babylon
Nehel'Amite, the, - the designation of a man named Shemaiah, a False Prophet, who went with the captivity to Babylon
False Prophet - Old Testament While the term “false prophet” does not occur in the Old Testament, references to False Prophets are clear. The pages of the Old Testament are filled with men and women who fit the description of a False Prophet given in Jeremiah 14:14 (NAS): “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. False Prophets were cast away from God's presence and permanently humiliated. ...
A False Prophet was also one who prophesied on behalf of another God. ...
Israel could not always distinguish between the true and the False Prophet as seen in 1 Kings 22:1 ; Jeremiah 28:1 . ...
New Testament Jesus and the apostles spoke many times about False Prophets. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught about the marks of a False Prophet and the consequences of being one (Matthew 7:15-23 ). He also cautioned His followers to beware of False Prophets who would arise during times of tribulation and in the end times (Matthew 24:11 ,Matthew 24:11,24:24 ; Mark 13:22 ). ...
The apostles instructed believers to be diligent in faith and understanding of Christian teachings, in order to discern False Prophets when they arise (2 Peter 1:10 ; 2 Peter 1:19-2:1 ; 1 John 4:1 ). The tests of a prophet are: 1) Do their predictions come true (Jeremiah 28:9 )? 2 ) Does the prophet have a divine commission (Jeremiah 29:9 )? 3 ) Are the prophecies consistent with Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21 ; Revelation 22:18-19 )? 4 ) Do the people benefit spiritually from the prophet's ministry (Jeremiah 23:13-14 ,Jeremiah 23:13-14,23:32 ; 1 Peter 4:11 )?...
Punishments for False Prophets were just as severe in the New Testament as they were in the Old. Paul caused a False Prophet to be stricken with blindness (Acts 13:6-12 ), but most other punishments were more permanent in nature. Jesus said the False Prophets would be cut down and burned like a bad tree (Matthew 7:19 ). The ultimate punishment appears in Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 —the False Prophet, the beast, and the devil will be thrown into a lake of fire and brimstone and be tormented forever
Nehelam, Nehelamite - (neh hehl' uhm, neh heh' law mite) Either a family name or a reference to the home of the False Prophet Shemaiah (Jeremiah 29:24 ,Jeremiah 29:24,29:31-32 )
Balak, Balac - King of Moab, son of Zippor, who sought to resist Israel in advancing to the promised land, and hired Balaam to curse them: he was taught by that False Prophet to seduce Israel to idolatry by means of fornication with their women
Shemaiah - A False Prophet among the exiled Jews in Babylon, who opposed the prophet Jeremiah, and incurred divine judgments on himself and his family. A False Prophet in the pay of Sanballat and Tobiah, who sought to terrify Nehemiah into the cowardly in forbidden step of taking refuge within the temple, Numbers 3:38 Nehemiah 6:10-14
Magor-Missabib - A nickname given ( Jeremiah 20:8 ) by Jeremiah to Pashhur, chief officer in the Temple, who had caused Jeremiah to be beaten and put in the stocks as a False Prophet
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A False Prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 6:10 ). ...
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A False Prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:24-32 )
Frog - three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the False Prophet
Bar-Jesus - The name of ‘a certain Magian, a False Prophet, a Jew’ ( Acts 13:6 ) whom St. Paul’s judgment on this False Prophet ( Acts 13:10 ) there is a play upon words: Elymas was full of deceit and not of wisdom; Bar-jesus, i
Omega - Before all the church's foes, Satan, the beast, and the False Prophet; and about to be after they are no more as a power (Hebrews 13:8)
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Isaiah 9:15 (a) The False Prophet is thus described
Beast - It serves the first beast by seeking devotees for it and is referred to as the “false prophet” (Revelation 16:13 ; Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 ). Both the beast and the False Prophet persecute the church but are finally judged by Christ (Revelation 19:20 ; see 2 Thessalonians 2:6-12 )
Zedekiah - False Prophet who advised King Ahab to fight against Ramoth-gilead, assuring the king of victory (1 Kings 22:1 ). Micaiah forecast that Zedekiah would feel the brunt of God's Spirit, but the text does not tell what became of the False Prophet
Hananiah - ...
A False Prophet contemporary with (Jeremiah 28:3,17 )
Wolf - Jesus used the figure of the False Prophet as a wolf in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15 )
Hananiah - A False Prophet, in the days of Jeremiah, whose history, though short, is so very striking and awful, that the Holy Ghost hath been pleased to appoint a whole chapter in the writings of Jeremiah to record it; as if the Lord the Spirit intended it to be frequently read in the church
Maaseiah - ...
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The father of the False Prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21 )
Cyprus - At Paphos, they found Bar-Jesus, a False Prophet, with Sergius Paulus, the governor: Paul struck Bar-Jesus with blindness; and the proconsul embraced Christianity
Appearing of Christ - Christ will execute judgement on the Beast and the False Prophet and the western powers
Zedekiah - A False Prophet, exposed by Micaiah when urging Ahab to fight with the Syrians, 1 Kings 22:11-37 . Another False Prophet, denounced by Jeremiah, Jeremiah 29:21,22
Egyptian, the - In the first, an Egyptian False Prophet led a group into the desert
Zedekiah - Son of Chenaanah: he was a False Prophet, and an adviser of Ahab. Son of Maaseiah: he was a False Prophet in Babylon among the captives: with Ahab he was burnt to death
Hanani'ah - ) ...
Son of Azur, a Benjamite of Gibeon and a False Prophet in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah. The prophet Jeremiah added to this rebuke the prediction of Hananiah's death, the fulfillment of which closes the history of this False Prophet
Thirteen - ...
de13 - The punishment of the False Prophet or the dreamer is described in this chapter. ...
jos13 - Here is recorded the death of Balaam, the False Prophet. ...
re13 - Our Lord reveals that death will be the portion of those who worship the beast, the False Prophet, and the antichrist, who refuse to obey JESUS CHRIST, our Lord
Davidists - Nor was he altogether a False Prophet herein; for the magistrates of that city being informed, at the three years' end, of what he had taught, ordered him to be dug up and burnt, together with his writings, by the common hangman
Trinity - Satan will have an imitation of the Trinity in the Roman beast, the False Prophet, and himself
Lucifer - The language is primarily drawn from that of Satan himself, the spirit that energized the pagan world power Babylon, that now energizes the apostate church, and shall at last energize the last secular antichrist (the fourth kingdom little horn) and his champion, the False Prophet (the third kingdom little horn), the harlot's successor, who shall oppress Israel, as the fourth kingdom little horn oppresses the Gentile world: Daniel 7:8-26 (Chaldee); Daniel 8:9-11 (Hebrew); Revelation 13:4; Revelation 16:13-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9
Jehoiada - Priest mentioned by the False Prophet Shemaiah in his letters against Jeremiah
Maaseiah - Father of Zedekiah the False Prophet
Har-Magedon - ]'>[1] Armageddon) , the kings of the lower world are to be gathered together by the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet, to make war upon God
Antichrist - ...
What the Apostle says of him so closely resembles what he says of the first beast in Revelation 13 , and what the Apostle Paul says of the Man of Sin in 2 Thessalonians 2 , that the same person seems to be in view in all these passages, rather than the second beast in Revelation 13 , the False Prophet; for the latter supports the former in all his Antichristian assumptions
Prophet - ...
2: ψευδοπροφήτης (Strong's #5578 — Noun Masculine — pseudoprophetes — psyoo-dop-rof-ay'-tace ) "a False Prophet," is used of such (a) in OT times, Luke 6:26 ; 2 Peter 2:1 ; (b) in the present period since Pentecost, Matthew 7:15 ; 24:11,24 ; Mark 13:22 ; Acts 13:6 ; 1 John 4:1 ; (c) with reference to a false "prophet" destined to arise as the supporter of the "Beast" at the close of this age, Revelation 16:13 ; 19:20 ; 20:10 (himself described as "another beast," Revelation 13:11 )
False Prophet - Even though the Old Testament does not use the term "false prophet, " it is clear that such "professional prophets" existed throughout much of Israel's history and that they were diametrically opposed to the canonical prophets. ...
Distinguishing Marks of False Prophecy and False Prophets . ...
False Prophets prophesied lies (Jeremiah 6:13 ; 27:14 ; Zechariah 13:3 ), deceived the people with their dreams (Jeremiah 29:8 ), prophesied by the alleged authority of Baal (Jeremiah 2:8 ; 23:13 ), threatened the lives of the true prophets (Jeremiah 26:7 ), and dared to speak when they had not stood in the council of Yahweh and received a word directly from the Lord (Jeremiah 23:18 ). Some False Prophets used magic (Ezekiel 13:17-23 ), others appeared to use divination, soothsaying, witchcraft, necromancy, and sorcery, which were all forbidden arts and practices in the classical passage that set forth divine revelation in contrast to such practices (Deuteronomy 18:9-13 ). The False Prophets gave the people what they wanted to hear and thereby placed "whitewash" (Ezekiel 13:10-12,14-15 ; 22:28 ) over every situation, no matter how adverse it appeared. ...
The fullest discussion of charges that could be brought against False Prophets can be found in Jeremiah 23:9-39 . Rather than having a "burden" from the Lord, they themselves were another burdenboth to the Lord and to the misled people!...
The Theology of the False Prophets . The False Prophets were zealous to maintain the inviolability and invincibility of Zionfor all times and for all occasions. Any and all new revelations that would predict judgment, doom, and disaster were, from the False Prophets' standpoint, contrary to their list of immutables; therefore, they preached that all such negative declarations were wrong, treasonous, and unnecessary. ...
Thus it was the False Prophet Hananiah who predicted in the name of "the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel" (Jeremiah 28:2 ) that the exiles would be restored to their homeland and Jehoiachin and the temple vessels returned (vv. ...
This is what makes the discernment of what constitutes pseudoprophecy so difficult, for many of the False Prophets also subscribed to some of the same theological traditions as did the canonical prophets. ...
The theology of the False Prophets was characterized by the following: (1) a selective appeal to the Davidic/Zion and Sinaitic covenants as a type of fire insurance against any threatened calamity; (2) an exclusive teaching of hope/salvation with no attention given to any potential adversities for lack of obedience to God's Word; and (3) a constant appeal to what the masses wanted to hear as a basis for promoting their own power and the status quo. ...
More often than not, the False Prophets prophesied in the name of one or more false gods while they also syncretistically appealed to Yahweh's name (Jeremiah 23:13,17 , 25 ; 26:27 ). Remarkably that same False Prophet who deceived him later delivered a true prediction (1 Kings 13:20-22 ). ...
False Prophets in the New Testament . False Prophets continued to make their presence felt well beyond the days of the Old Testament; indeed, Jesus warned his disciples, and through the apostles, he warned the early church about the character and teachings of such frauds. ...
As was characteristic of False Prophets in the Old Testament, their New Testament counterparts were also motivated by greed (2 Peter 2:3,13 ), exhibited arrogance (2 Peter 2:18 ), lived immoral lives (2 Peter 2:2,10-13 ), and generally could be described as ungodly persons (Jude 4 ). ...
The classical encounter between true and False Prophets of God in the New Testament is Paul and Barnabas's rebuke of the Jewish magician Bar-Jesus on the island Paphos (Acts 13:6-10 ). The Holy Spirit informed Paul that Bar-Jesus was full of deceit and a False Prophet. ...
In the endtimes, False Prophets will attempt to deceive the world's populace into following the False Prophet, the beast, and Satan himself (Matthew 24:1,24 ; Revelation 16:13-14 ; 19:20 ; 20:10 )even by performing miracles and signs. But this will be the last time false prophecy is seen, for Christ's return will destroy the whole institution of false prophecy along with its sponsors: Satan, the beast, and the False Prophet
Armageddon - The last Antichrist is developed after executing judgment on the whore, the apostate church; he then, with his ten confederate kings and the False Prophet, opposes Christ Himself, and perishes
Magi - In Acts 13:6 ,Acts 13:6,13:8 Bar-Jesus or Elymas is designated a sorcerer or one of the magi as well as a False Prophet
Hananiah - Son of Azur and the False Prophet who withstood Jeremiah
Antichrist - ) Christ's predictions of false Christs and False Prophets (Matthew 21:3-31). ) The beast from the earth and the bottomless pit, or the False Prophet (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 13:11-18; Revelation 17:8-18; Revelation 19:11-21). ) The false Christs and False Prophets (Matthew 24) point to the pretenders to Messiahship before the fall of Jerusalem, the foreshadowing of the future impostors about to deceive all but; the elect. They are the spirits of demons which prepare the False Prophet's way, but they are not the False Prophet himself (Revelation 16:13-14). ) The beast from the earth (Revelation 13:11), or as he soon reveals himself (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8), from the bottomless pit, the False Prophet (Revelation 16:13; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10), appears only when the harlot is unseated from the first beast. ...
Again, in the case of the second beast or the False Prophet, the wound given at the Reformation is healed, and he appears again as "the beast that was, and is not, yet is," a resurrection man, the embodiment of a resurrection empire, a mock Christ; as the true Christ saith, "I am He that liveth, and was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore" (Revelation 1:18; Revelation 17:8). As Christ is the second Person in the Trinity, so Antichrist is the second in the anti-trinity, composed of the dragon, the beast, and the False Prophet (who bears witness to the first beast, as the Holy Spirit witnesseth of the Son). ...
Antichrist, as the second beast or False Prophet, will be personally an avowed atheist (1 John 2:22), yet represent himself as the decaying church's vindicator, compel men to reverence her, breathe new life into her by using the secular arm in her behalf (Revelation 13:12-17), concentrating in himself the infidel lawless spirit working in the world from Paul's days (2 Thessalonians 2:7). ...
The Hebrew letters of Balaam (type of the False Prophet whose spiritual knowledge shall be perverted to Satanic ends; Revelation 2:14 favors this, also the fact that Antichrist mainly shall oppress Israel, Daniel 8; 9; 11; 12) amount to 666
Lake of Fire - After Armageddon the beast and False Prophet will be tossed into this "lake of burning sulfur, " joined by Satan at the millennium's end, and "tormented day and night for ever and ever" (Revelation 19:20 ; 20:10 )
Abomination of Desolation - The 'abomination of desolation' is evidently connected with the trinity of evil spoken of in Revelation 13 and will be the work of Satan, the Roman beast, and the False Prophet
Bar-Jesus - In Acts 13:6 Bar-Jesus is described as ‘a certain sorcerer, a False Prophet, a Jew’ whom Barnabas and Paul found at Paphos in the retinue of the proconsul in Cyprus. Does not the same explanation hold good for his opponent? Bar-Jesus is a Jewish name-the name of ‘a Jew, a False Prophet. It was not only Bar-Jesus the Jewish False Prophet whom Paul blinded, but Elymas the Magian, the representative of that Oriental theosophy which Christianity was destined to meet so often
Zedekiah - A False Prophet in the reign of Ahab
Ahab - A False Prophet, who seduced the Israelites at Babylon, and was denounced by Jeremiah, Jeremiah 29:21,22
Ahab - After three years of peace, for some cause Ahab renewed war (1Kings 22:3) with Ben-hadad by assaulting the city of Ramoth-gilead, although the prophet Micaiah warned him that he would not succeed, and that the 400 False Prophets who encouraged him were only leading him to his ruin. ...
A False Prophet referred to by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:21 ), of whom nothing further is known
Maaseiah - The father of the False Prophet Zedekiah ( Jeremiah 29:21 )
Maaseiah - Father of False Prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21 )
Nicola'Itans - (2 Peter 2:15 ; Jude 1:11 ) They, like the False Prophet of Pethor, united brave words with evil deeds
Babylon the Great - He also is found in the Revelation as a beast, having two horns like a lamb, and speaking as a dragon; and also as the False Prophet
Balaam - He calls Him "the Lord my God," Numbers 22:18 ; and yet he seems to have been only an enchanter and False Prophet, like many in the times of the kings of Israel, until he came in collision with the people of God
Shemai'ah - (Nehemiah 12:42 ) ...
A False Prophet in the time of Jeremiah
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The son of Chenaanah, a False Prophet in the days of Ahab (1 Kings 22:11,24 ; 2 Chronicles 18:10,23 )
ma-Ase'Iah - (Jeremiah 21:1 ; 29:25 ; 37:3 ) ...
Father of Zedekiah the False Prophet
Army - John's vision of the end time included the armies of heaven following the King of kings to victory over the beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:11-21 )
Shemaiah - The Nehelamite, a False Prophet, condemned by Jehovah through Jeremiah
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- the trinity of evil is the devil, the antichrist and the False Prophet
Ahab - A False Prophet among the captives of Babylon who prophesied a lie, and was roasted in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar
an'Tichrist - The destruction of Babylon is to be followed by the rule of Antichrist for a short period, (Revelation 17:10 ) to be in his turn overthrown in "the battle of that great day of God Almighty," (Revelation 16:14 ) with the False Prophet and all his followers
False Prophets - FALSE PROPHETS...
1. For the understanding of this expression in the NT, we must correctly apprehend the character of the False Prophets of the OT. But whether from the desire of gain or of public favour, these False Prophets expressed the optimistic, what would be regarded as the patriotic, view of the state and future of their country, and have been described as ‘nationalistic rather than false. ’ It is this optimistic, nationalist outlook that particularly explains the reference in Luke 6:26, ‘in the same manner did their fathers (speak well) to the False Prophets. ’ The False Prophets, as declaring the things the nation wished to hear, naturally succeeded in gaining general approval and credence. It was the False Prophet, representing the national ‘wish that is father to the thought,’ of whom ‘all men spoke well. , where the False Prophet is the analogue of the false teacher, himself guilty of ‘lascivious doings’ (cf. The False Prophets in the Christian Church. False Prophets of both these classes were to be expected in the Christian community. In 2 Peter 2:1 stress is laid upon false teaching of an antinomian character, the authors of which are called ‘false teachers,’ but find their analogy in the ‘false prophets’ of the OT
Zedeki'ah - ...
Son of Chenaanah, a False Prophet at the court of Ahab, head, or, if not head, virtual leader, of the college. ...
The son of Maaseiah, a False Prophet in Babylon
Shemaiah - False Prophet among Babylonian Exiles who opposed Jeremiah's word (Jeremiah 29:24-32 )
Ahab - A False Prophet in Babylon
Mark of the Beast - This second beast is the False Prophet (19:20), who forces the worship of the antichrist and brands those who do so with the mark. The number 666 could well personify the imperfection of man, even implying in the triple number the unholy trinity of the dragon, antichrist, and the False Prophet
Antichrist - For instance, many have concluded that Popery is the antichrist, and have searched no farther into the question, whereas the above passage refutes this conclusion, for Popery does not deny the Father and the Son; and, in Revelation 17,18 , Popery is pointed out as quite distinct from 'the False Prophet,' which is another name for the antichrist. We thus see that in the Revelation the anti-christian power called also 'the False Prophet' will work with the political head, and with Satan — a trinity of evil — not only in deceiving mankind, but also, in Revelation 16:13-16 , gathering together by their influence the kings of the earth to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. May His saints be ever on the watch against the many False Prophets in the world, 1 John 4:1 , and be loyal to their absent Lord, behold His beauty in the sanctuary, and reproduce Him more down here in their earthen vessels
Cyprus - Elymas or Barjesus, a sorcerer and False Prophet, a Jew, withstood Paul and Barnabas, "seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith"; but on his being struck with blindness at Paul's word the deputy was astonished and believed
Balaam - Balaam was a money hungry False Prophet who had a close encounter with the God of Israel, but not close enough
Jeremiah - The opposition made to him by the False Prophet Hananiah, and the sequel of that awful event is recorded at large, Jeremiah 28:1-17
Murder - Josephus gives two accounts of this False Prophet, in one of which (Bellum Judaicum (Josephus) II
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( e ) The myth of Simon Magus, or that of the False Prophet . ...
Thus in Christian literature that fusion of the elements of the Antichrist idea which were present in Judaism and later Christianity is completed by the addition of the traits of the False Prophet, and extended under the influence of the current polemic against Jewish Messianism
San'Hedrin - As a judicial body the Sanhedrin constituted a supreme court, to which belonged in the first instance the trial of False Prophets, of the high priest and other priests, and also of a tribe fallen into idolatry. Jesus was arraigned before this body as a False Prophet, (John 11:47 ) and Peter, John, Stephen and Paul as teachers of error and deceivers of the people
Zedekiah - Others who bore the name Zedekiah were a prophet in the court of Ahab (1 Kings 2:11; 1 Kings 2:24), an administrator in the government of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12), a son of Jehoiakim (1 Chronicles 3:16) and a False Prophet among the Jewish captives in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:21-23)
Claudius - Felix sent to Rome Eleazar, son of Dinaeus, captain of a band of robbers, who had committed great ravages in Palestine; he procured the death of Jonathan, the high priest, who sometimes freely represented to him his duty; he defeated a body of three thousand men, whom an Egyptian, a False Prophet, had assembled upon the Mount of Olives
Antichrist - The destruction of Babylon is to be followed by the rule of Antichrist for a short period, Revelation 17:10, to be in his turn overthrown in "the battle of that great day of God Almighty," Revelation 16:14, with the False Prophet and all his followers
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(3) The Lake of Fire, mentioned as existing before the beginning of the millennial kingdom (" translation="">Revelation 19:20), the place into which the beast and the False Prophet are cast after their defeat by the Lamb. The beast and the False Prophet are said to be tormented there day and night, and the unrighteous have ‘their part’ in the Lake of Fire, an expression which is most naturally interpreted in a penal sense
Ahab - A False Prophet ‘roasted in the fire’ by the king of Babylon ( Jeremiah 29:21 f
Ahab - A False Prophet living in Babylon who prophesied lies and faced Jeremiah's condemnation (1618093819_69 )
Shemaiah - The Nehelamite, a False Prophet at Babylon, who wrote urging Zephaniah the deputy priest to show his gratitude to God for his promotion to Jehoiada's place by exercising his power in imprisoning Jeremiah as "mad" (compare 2 Kings 9:11; Matthew 21:23; Acts 26:24; John 10:20 the Antitype) and putting him in stocks, because he had recommended the Jewish captives at Babylon to build, plant, and settle there as for a long time, in opposition to those who flattered them with promises of a speedy release
Come - Finally, the verb can be used of the “coming” of an event such as the sign predicted by a False Prophet ( Prophet - ) a Kosem "diviner," a word used only of a False Prophet
Torment - A similar punishment awaits the devil, the Beast, and the False Prophet, who, after being cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:10)
Micah, Micaiah - The parable which the prophet then utters is a terrible indictment against the ‘lying prophets’ of Israel; the blow which one of them thereupon gives him is answered by a further prophecy, this time directed against the False Prophet who gave the blow
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Revelation 13:11 (a) The type in this case represents the False Prophet
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"Distinguishing or discerning of spirits" consisted in discerning whether a man were really inspired by the Spirit of God, or was a False Prophet, an impostor, who only followed the impulse of his own spirit or of Satan
Eternal Punishment - In Revelation 20 the devil is cast into the lake of fire, where the beast and the False Prophet had been thrown "one thousand years" earlier ( Revelation 19:20 )
False Christs - Christian False Prophets there might be, and were, but we have no evidence during the 1st cent. 308 C) thus: ‘Our Lord said many False Prophets and false Christs would come in His name and deceive many; which is the case. ’ The False Prophets, of course, are the heralds of the false Messiahs; they guarantee the movement in question by means of miracles. But occasionally a false Messiah may have been, as Theudas was, a False Prophet as well. The Didache, curiously enough, omits all mention of false Messiahs, though it notices the danger of False Prophets (xvi
Judas Iscariot - But when Judas, who attended the whole trial, saw that it turned out quite contrary to his expectations, that Jesus was capitally convicted by the council, as a false Christ and False Prophet, notwithstanding he had openly avowed himself; and that he wrought no miracle, either for their conviction or for his own deliverance, as Judas well knew he could, even from the circumstance of healing Malchus, after he was apprehended; when he farther reflected, like Peter, on his Master's merciful forewarnings of his treachery, and mild and gentle rebuke at the commission of it; he was seized with remorse, and offered to return the paltry bribe of thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders instantly on the spot, saying, ‘I sinned in delivering up innocent blood;' and expected that on this they would have desisted from the prosecution
Lucianus, a Famous Satirist - Of the extraordinary success of this man in deluding the weak and credulous minds of the rude people of those parts, and even the cultivated senators of Rome, Lucian has left us an animated account in the False Prophet ( ψευδόμαντις ). ...
But what was Lucian's attitude towards Christianity, which in his age was beginning to be known as no inconsiderable power in all parts of the Roman world? Two dialogues have to be considered in answering this question—Ἀλέξανδρος ἢ Ψσευδόμαντις , Alexander, or the False Prophet; and περὶ τῆς Περεγρίνου τελευτῆς , Concerning the death of Peregrinus; for the Philopatris may be dismissed at once as pretty certainly no genuine work of its reputed author
Amen - Jeremiah mocks the words of a False Prophet with an amen (28:6)
Elkesai, Elkesaites - Epiphanius speaks of Elkesai as a False Prophet
Balaam - Cyril says that he was a magician, an idolater, and a False Prophet, who spoke truth against his will; and St
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - Every apostle was to be received as the Lord; but if he wanted to prolong his stay beyond two days at most he betrayed himself as a False Prophet. " Yet there follow marks for discerning the False Prophet from the true. The Didaché gives a different way of discerning the False Prophet from the true, viz. If he taught the truth but did not practise it, he was a False Prophet. He might, when speaking in the spirit, command gifts to be bestowed on others; but if he asked anything for himself, or gave commands in the benefit of which he was to share, he was a False Prophet
Magi - In the sense "magician" Simon Magus at Samaria is an instance (Acts 8:9-10); also Elymas the Jewish sorcerer and False Prophet who with
Babylon, Mystical - ...
Babylon, the spiritual whore, is succeeded "the False Prophet," who ministers to Antichrist and perishes with him (Revelation 19:20)
Sadducees - This "leaven" (see Leviticus 2:11; 1 Corinthians 5:8) Jesus warns against; called "doctrine" in Matthew 16:12, "hypocrisy" in Luke 12:1, "the leaven of Herod" Mark 8:15; Antichrist's antitrinity, the three frogs out of the mouth of the dragon, the False Prophet, and the beast (Revelation 16:13-14)
Antichrist - A late writer, after collecting the principal prophecies relating to antichrist, infers from them that a power, sometimes represented as the little horn, the man of sin, the antichrist, the beast, the harlot, the star falling from heaven, the False Prophet, the dragon, or as the operation of false teachers, was to be expected to arise in the Christian world to persecute and oppress, and delude the disciples of Christ, corrupt the doctrine of the primitive church, enact new laws, and establish its dominion over the minds of mankind
Antichrist - For the adversaries of the Son of Man, the real representatives of the Antichrist spirit in His eyes, were the false Christs and False Prophets by whom many should be deceived (Matthew 24:5; Matthew 24:24)-in other words, the champions of that worldly idea of the coming Kingdom which He had always rejected (Matthew 4:1 ff; Matthew 16:23, John 6:15), but to which the Jewish nation obstinately clung. ...
The second contribution was the idea of the False Prophet (Revelation 16:13; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10), who is to be identified with ‘another beast’ of Revelation 13:11 ff. It is most probable that the False Prophet represents the Imperial priesthood as propagandists of the Caesar-cult, but it seems not unlikely that elements in the representation are taken from the legend that had grown up around the name of Simon Magus (cf. The ultimate authority for our thoughts on the subject must be found in the words of Jesus when He teaches us to pray for deliverance from ‘the evil one’ (Matthew 6:13), and warns us against false Christs and False Prophets who proclaim a kingdom that is not His own (Matthew 24:24)
Jehoiada - This accords with the False Prophet at Babylon, Shemaiah's, accusation by letter against Zephaniah, who was promoted to Jehoiada's place, for ingratitude to God in not apprehending Jeremiah, seeing that (in Shemaiah's view) "the Lord had made him priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest" for this very purpose (Jeremiah 29:25-29; 2 Kings 25:18)
Zedekiah - Son of Maaseiah, a False Prophet in Babylon, among the captives with Jeconiah
Revelation, Theology of - Over against God, his truly divine king, and his prophetic spirit, stands a trio made up of a dragon, a beast, and a False Prophet (16:13). ...
The False Prophet (13:11-18) almost certainly represents the officers of the state cult
Miracles - It was the False Prophet who used apparent miracles to gain a following (Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; Revelation 13:13-14)
Ahab - ...
With Jehoshaphat, in spite of the prophet Micaiah's warning, and urged on by an evil spirit in the False Prophets, he tried to recover Ramoth Gilead (1 Kings 22). A False Prophet, who deceived with flattering prophecies of an immediate return the Jews in Babylon, and was burnt to death by Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 29:21-22)
Prophets, the - The casting out of the devil and his angels from heaven, when Satan will energise the beast (head of the Roman empire) and the False Prophet (Antichrist): they will persecute the pious Jews, will abolish the worship of Jehovah at Jerusalem, and enforce idolatry and the worship of the image of the beast everywhere
Image - ), and its counterpart, a monster from the land (afterwards described as the False Prophet), who represents the Caesar-cult and its priests in the Eastern provinces
Revelation, the Book of - He will “make war with the saints” (Revelation 13:7 NAS), while the second beast (or False Prophet, Revelation 19:20 ), who comes up from the earth (Revelation 13:11 ), seeks to deceive the earth so that its inhabitants worship the first beast. Faithful in their worship of the one true God through Jesus Christ and not seduced by the satanic deceptions of the first beast and his ally, the False Prophet, they will be rescued and taken to heaven's throne (Revelation 14:1-5 )
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Lastly, in Revelation 19:17 the angel who is entrusted with the overthrow of the Beast and the False Prophet is represented as ‘standing in the sun’-probably that he may be able from his position in mid-heaven to summon the great birds of prey to feed on the flesh of the king’s enemies lying on the battle-field
Divination - The three frog-like demons out of the mouths of the anti-trinity, the dragon, the beast, and the False Prophet, shall "work miracles" to tempt the ten kings under Antichrist to the last battle for the kingship of the world, against Christ, in "the great day of God Almighty" (Ezekiel 21:21; compare Zechariah 13:2; Matthew 24:24; 1618093819_62)
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True and False Prophets...
Religion was an important part of Israelite life, and people often consulted prophets about their affairs. Because of their dishonesty and greed they were known as False Prophets (1 Kings 22:5-8; 1 Kings 22:13-18; Jeremiah 6:13-14; Jeremiah 23:16-17; Micah 2:11; Micah 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:10-12). ...
True prophets denounced the False Prophets as being appointed by themselves, not by God. Instead of rebuking the people for their sin and so running the risk of becoming unpopular, the False Prophets assured the people that God was pleased with them. ...
The test of a prophet, whether he was true or false, was not whether his predictions came true, for even the predictions of False Prophets could come true. Nevertheless, if a prophet made a bold assertion that his prediction would come true and it did not, he was clearly a False Prophet (Hebrews 1:5-9)
Hermas Shepherd of - In the eleventh striking descriptions are given of the False Prophet, who absents himself from the Christian assembly, and is consulted as a soothsayer by men in corners, and of the true prophet upon whom the Divine afflatus comes in the course of the Church’s worship. The False Prophet, on the contrary, is dumb in the Church assembly, and plies a wizard’s trade in corners
Prophecy, Prophets - ...
False Prophets Distinguishing between false and true prophets was very difficult, though several tests of authenticity emerge in the Old Testament. See False Prophet
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - No apostle is ever to remain more than three days in one place, otherwise he is a False Prophet (ψευδοπροφήτης). , the warning against False Prophets, and the prediction of lawlessness and persecution and of the appearance of the world-deceiver (ὁ κοσμοπλάνος). XI he refers to False Prophets as mere magicians practising on people of wavering faith who apply to them ὡς ἐπὶ μάντιν
Individual - To have that most selfish kind of individualism which consists in agreeing with the majority of the powers that be, was the mark of the False Prophet (Jeremiah 20)
Jeremiah - The False Prophet Hananiah broke the yokes of wood; but Jehovah declared yokes of iron should be substituted, and that Hananiah should die; he accordingly died the seventh month of the same year. ...
Even among the captives at Babylon were False Prophets, Ahab, Zedekiah, and Shemaiah (the writer to Zephaniah at Jerusalem that he should imprison Jeremiah as "mad"), who held out delusive hopes of a speedy return
Hell - It is described as the appointed place of punishment for the Beast and the False Prophet, for Death and Hades themselves, for all not enrolled in the Book of Life, and finally for those guilty of the dark list of sins given in Revelation 21:8
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In short, we see the characters of 'the beast and the False Prophet, ' and 'the whore of Babylon, ' now exemplified in every particular, and in a city that is seated 'upon sever mountains;' so that, if the bishop of Rome had set for his picture, a greater resemblance and likeness could not have been drawn
Immortality - The torment of the beast and the False Prophet is spoken of, but the final end of the wicked is not explicitly stated
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(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf
Hell - It is described as the appointed place of punishment for the Beast and the False Prophet, for Death and Hades themselves, for all not enrolled in the Book of Life, and finally for those guilty of the dark list of sins given in Revelation 21:8
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(δ) In the Apocalypse the Lake of Fire is the place of final punishment to which are consigned (1) the Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20), (2) Satan (Revelation 20:10) (3) Death and Hades (Revelation 20:14), (4) the dupes of Satan, whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15; cf
Sanhedrin - 4), capital punishment wag pronounced and executed by the Little Sanhedrin of twenty-three in the various provinces or tribes, but the tribunal of seventy-one in the Temple of Jerusalem was the only body vested with power and authority (1) to pronounce a verdict in a process affecting a tribe, a False Prophet, or the high priest; (2) to declare war against a nation not belonging to ancient Canaan or Amalek; (3) to extend the character of holiness to additional parts of the Temple, or of Jerusalem; (4) to appoint Sanhedrin over the tribes; (5) to execute judgment against a city that had lapsed into idolatry
Work - The cheap imitations of the satanic anti-Trinity (Satan, the beast, and the False Prophet) are deceptive and destructive
Ascension of Isaiah - Meanwhile Belchira, a brother of the False Prophet Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, accuses Isaiah and his fellow-prophets to the king, of prophesying evil against Jerusalem, and claiming to have seen God, and calling Jerusalem Sodom, and the princes the people of Gomorrah (2:12-3:10)
Mahometanism - ...
Ever since the valour of John Sobieski rolled back the hosts of Islamism from eastern and central Europe, the civil dominion of the False Prophet has been rather retrograde than advancing, A free philosophy in many places is destroying the influence of the system among the better informed; and the barbarism and misery which a bad government inflicts upon the people, weakens its power, and is preparing the way for great changes
Millenarians - John saith, that, upon the final destruction of the beast and of the False Prophet, ‘Satan is bound,' &c, Revelation 20:2-6
Persecution - The true prophets parted company with the False Prophets because they would not ‘fall in’ and preach what was popular. The False Prophet was concerned with the question ‘What does the king want?’ The true prophet was concerned with the question ‘What does Jahweh your God require?’ The latter was sure of his ground and of the Divine approval as the former was of his reward and of the royal favour
Jerusalem - The Caliph Omar, the third from Mohammed, invested the city, which, after once more suffering the horrors of a protracted siege, surrendered on terms of capitulation in the year 637; and has ever since, with the exception of the short period that it was occupied by the crusaders, been trodden under foot by the followers of the False Prophet
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Gregory, however, seems to have detected something of his real character; he noticed an air of wildness and unsteadiness, a wandering eye, an uneven gait, a nervous agitation of the features, an unreasoning and disdainful laugh, an abrupt, irregular way of talking, which betrayed a mind ill at ease with itself, and exclaimed, "What a plague the Roman empire is breeding! God grant I may be a False Prophet!" ( Or