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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.
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    Jesus (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament.Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the Bible reflects the historical Jesus. Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was baptized by John the Baptist and began his own ministry. He...  more
    • Birthplace: Judea

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    • Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
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    Muhammad (Arabic: مُحمّد‎, pronounced [muħammad]; c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE) was an Arab religious, social and political leader and the founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief. He is referred to by many appellations, including Messenger of Allah, The...  more
    • Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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    Moses () was a prophet according to the teachings of the Abrahamic religions. Scholarly consensus sees Moses as a legendary figure and not a historical person, while retaining the possibility that a Moses-like figure existed.According to the Hebrew Bible, he was adopted by an Egyptian princess, and later in life became the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah from Heaven, is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ, lit. "Moses our Teacher"), he is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and a number of other...  more
    • Birthplace: Land of Goshen

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