Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages that have been communicated to a prophet are then communicated to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come (cf. divine knowledge) as well as testimonies or repeated revelations that the world is divine. The process of prophecy especially involves reciprocal communication of the prophet with the (divine) source of the messages.

Various concepts of prophecy are found throughout all of the world's religions and cults. To a certain degree prophecy can be an integral concept within any religion or cult. The term has found deep usage in the Abrahamic religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam, along with many others.

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Famous quotes containing the word prophecy:

    A divine person is the prophecy of the mind; a friend is the hope of the heart.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.
    Bible: Hebrew Genesis, 16:12.

    The prophecy spoken to Hagar, the hand-maiden of Abraham, of their unborn son Ishmael. He was banished into the desert, and is traditionally considered the father of the Arab nation.

    For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.
    Bible: Hebrew Hosea, 8:7.

    A prophecy against idolators.