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Famous Male Prophets

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List of famous male prophets, featuring bios and photos when available. This male prophets list contains the most prominent and top males known for being prophets. The male prophets of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of males working as prophets in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

People include everyone from Jesus Christ to Zechariah.

While this isn't a list of all male prophets, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male prophets in the world?" and "Who are the best male prophets?"

The most notable male prophets in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading male prophets. If you want to share these historic male prophets you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (50 items)


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    Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refers to him as Jesus Christ, a name that is also used in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Judea
    • Profession: Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher
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    Paul the Apostle
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    Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Paul ...more

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    • Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
    • Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer
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    Muhammad
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    Muhammad, full name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, from Mecca, unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a prophet and messenger of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet ...more

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    • Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Profession: Merchant, Prophet
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    Moses
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    Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a former Egyptian prince later turned prophet, religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Land of Goshen
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Noah
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    In Abrahamic religions, Noah, or Noé or Noach, was the tenth and last of the pre-flood Patriarchs. The story of Noah's Ark is told in the Torah in the Genesis flood narrative. The biblical account is followed by the story of the curse of Canaan. Besides the Book of Genesis, Noah is also mentioned in 1st ...more

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    • Birthplace: Mesopotamia
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Abraham
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    Ibrahim, known as Abraham in the Old Testament, is recognized in Islam as a prophet and apostle of God and patriarch of many peoples.more

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    • Birthplace: Mesopotamia
    • Profession: Prophet
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    John the Baptist
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    John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Scholars generally believe Jesus was a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Herodian kingdom
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Zechariah
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    Zechariah was a person in the Hebrew Bible and traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was a prophet of the two-tribe Kingdom of Judah, and like Ezekiel was of priestly extraction.more

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    • Profession: Prophet
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    Jacob
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    Jacob is considered a patriarch of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant. In the Hebrew Bible, he is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel, and the younger twin brother of Esau. Jacob ...more

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    • Birthplace: Canaan
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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    Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad was the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. He claimed to be the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Islamic century, the promised Messiah and Mahdi. His followers are known as Ahmadis. Ghulam Ahmad declared that Jesus had in fact survived crucifixion and migrated to Kashmir, where he ...more

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    • Birthplace: Qadian, India
    • Profession: Orator, Prophet
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    Gordon Hinckley appeared in the 2010 documentary film 8: The Mormon Proposition.more

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    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Minister of religion
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    David
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    David was, according to the books of Samuel, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdoms of Israel ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bethlehem
    • Profession: Warrior, Prophet
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    Thomas S. Monson
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    Thomas Spencer Monson is an American religious leader and author, and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As president, Monson is considered by adherents of the religion to be a "prophet, seer, and revelator." A printer by trade, Monson has spent most ...more

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    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Prophet, Writer
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    T. B. Joshua
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    Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. He has been awarded various ...more

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    • Birthplace: Nigeria
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Pastor, Prophet
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    Jeffrey Lundgren
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    Jeffrey Don Lundgren was a self-proclaimed prophet, former leader of a cult group, and convicted mass murderer of five people. He was married to Alice Keeler who was also convicted of conspiracy to commit mass murder.more

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    • Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Phinehas
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    According to the Hebrew Bible, Phinehas or Phineas was a priest during The Exodus, the grandson of Aaron and son of Eleazar the High Priest, who distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim by his zeal against the Heresy of Peor. He was displeased with the immorality with which the Moabites and ...more

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    • Profession: Priest, High Priest, Prophet
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    Daniel

    Daniel
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    Daniel is the protagonist in the Book of Daniel of the Hebrew Bible. In the narrative, Daniel was one of several children taken into Babylonian captivity where they were educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. Through instruction from "the God of Heaven", he ...more

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    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
    • Profession: Prophet, Writer
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    Ezekiel

    Ezekiel
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    Ezekiel, meaning "May God strengthen him", "God will strengthen" is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible. In Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the author of the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Barnabas
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    Barnabas, born Joseph, was an early Christian, one of the prominent Christian disciples in Jerusalem. According to Acts 4:36 Barnabas was a Cypriot Jew. Named an apostle in, he and Paul the Apostle undertook missionary journeys together and defended Gentile converts against the Judaizers. They traveled ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cyprus
    • Profession: Prophet, Writer
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    Haggai

    Haggai
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    Haggai was a Hebrew prophet during the building of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and one of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the author of the Book of Haggai. His name means "my holiday". He was the first of three post-exile prophets from the Neo-Babylonian Exile of the House of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Babylon, Iraq
    • Profession: Prophet
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