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Morrish Bible Dictionary
Prophets, Sons of the
These are referred to in the O.T., and at times were numerous. They are spoken of as being at Bethel, Jericho, and Gilgal. 2 Kings 2:3,5; 2 Kings 4:38 . At one place their dwelling was too limited, and they cut down timber to build themselves a larger place. 2 Kings 6:1,2 . We read of them only in the days of Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha, who were held in repute by them. When Elijah was about to be taken up, these prophets apparently had a revelation concerning it, and they sent fifty men 'to view afar off,' and afterwards sent fifty to look for the prophet. 2 Kings 2:7,17 : cf. 1 Samuel 10:10 . The 'company of prophets' with psaltery, tabret, pipe, and harp, whom Saul met, were probably sons of the prophets. 1 Samuel 10:5 . The hundred prophets whom Obadiah hid from the persecution of Jezebel may have been of the same. 1 Kings 18:4 . From whence these prophets were gathered, and what their functions were is not recorded.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Prophets, Sons of the'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/p/prophets-sons-of-the.html. 1897.