(The). Mahomet is so called. (570-632.)
The Koran says there have been 200,000 prophets, only six of whom
have brought new laws or dispensations; Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses,
Jesus, and Mahomet.
Joachim, Abbot of Fiore. (1130-1202.)
Prophet of the Syrians.
Ephraem Syrus (4th century). The Great Prophets. Isaiah,
Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; so called because their writings are
more extensive than the prophecies of the other twelve.
or Lesser Prophets. Hose'a, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah,
Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi; so
called because their writings are less extensive than those of the four
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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