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Prophet

A prophet described by Abraham J. Heschel as someone who feels hypersensitive to the evils that go on in the world. The person is someone who has given himself over to the will of God but has not lost control of his mind. Heschel points out differences between an average person and the prophets explaining that most people overlook things that have been labeled in society as meaningless sins but that a prophet finds them as appalling as murder.

The prophets often were people who were separate from the world in many respects, but some did have families. The prophets heard the call of God and obeyed despite the consequences. Prophets were people who spoke out and made targets of themselves in the cities, and because of their convictions and words they could be driven out of the cities, imprisoned, or worse. The prophets were put there...

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