Essay 2 and Prophets.doc

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Tiresias is the prophet who knows all about oedipus"s past, future, and present. Slide 4: prophets also bring up oracles from the under world. Types of prophets: ecstatic: the prophet is placed in a different set of mind. Brings them closer to god: visionary: prophets see things. God doesn"t want these prophets in charge of the court. Criteria of authenticity: how to prove genuine prophets. Not about what the prophet predicts come true but whether or not the prophet is speaking on the behalf of god. What a prophet needs: arm, with or without a rod, clothing, the prophet"s body, and music. Commissioning and mission: don"t choose to be prophets: commissioned (undergo certain ordeals or experiences to become prophet) Prophet: service of the divine and carry messages from divine to audience, prophet: greek: pro (before or on behalf of) ph mi.

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