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TRENDING 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.
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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. ...more

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Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey

Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer

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Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Profession: Merchant, Prophet

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Moses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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Moses


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 ...more

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Birthplace: Land of Goshen

Profession: Prophet

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#2 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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Noah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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Noah


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 ...more

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Birthplace: Mesopotamia

Profession: Prophet

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#3 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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Abraham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Herodian kingdom

Profession: Prophet

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Zechariah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Prophets
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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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