I am kinda confused about prophets. I've searched a lot, but still I can't find an appropriate answer.

The Question:

Was Noah a prophet?

and if he was;

Was Noah prophesied in the Bible or Torah?

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    Welcome to the site! It might help if you familiarized yourself with the term "prophet". A prophet doesn't need to be prophesied abut. A Prophet is merely a mouthpiece of God. Noah never went out specifically to be a prophet, but I'm pretty sure he told his neighbors why he was building that boat. – David Stratton Mar 14 '14 at 1:53
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  • A related answer on prophecy. – fгedsbend Jun 23 '14 at 19:49
  • Are prophets prophesied, or do they prophesy? – Andrew Sep 29 '16 at 15:56
  • Do prophesying necessitate a future prediction? :) – pehkay Sep 30 '16 at 13:06

He was a prophet by the time of Peter and therefore a prophet in the Bible:

2 Peter 2:5 NIV

If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;

In the Torah, the word "נָבִיא" is used to describe him.

In Hebrew, the word נָבִיא (navi), "spokesperson", traditionally translates as "prophet".


Was Noah a prophet? Yes

Was he prophesied in the bible or Torah? He was prophesied in the Torah and continued into the Bible.

and by clear definition:

proph·et [prof-it]

  1. a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
  2. a. a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people of Israel: Moses was the greatest of Old Testament prophets. b. ( often initial capital letter ) one of the Major or Minor Prophets. c. one of a band of ecstatic visionaries claiming divine inspiration and, according to popular belief, possessing magical powers. d. a person who practices divination.
  3. one of a class of persons in the early church, next in order after the apostles, recognized as inspired to utter special revelations and predictions. 1 Cor. 12:28.
  4. the Prophet, Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
  5. a person regarded as, or claiming to be, an inspired teacher or leader.
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    Thanks a lot for the reply brother, much appreciated; but I guess the New Testament was written in Greek and not Hebrew, so does it matter if the word נָבִיא translates to "prophet" shouldn't we look at what the Greek word translates in too? – Max Mar 13 '14 at 20:29
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    Good point, my assertion is that this supports Noah being a prophet in the Torah. I'll consider rewording that section. – The Freemason Mar 14 '14 at 13:24
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    After further consideration, I believe this part of the question "is Noah a prophet in the Torah" may be better located on judaism.stackexchange.com I will be doing it a disservice by attempting to speak for them here. In the context of Christianity.SE, I can say that he was already a prophet. He was before, during, and after the formation of Christianity. – The Freemason Mar 14 '14 at 13:36

Yes, Noah was a prophet. He was the mediator between God and people. God told him about the flood that was to come. He told the people, but they did not believe. So Noah was definitely a prophet from God Almighty.


Please note that any one can be the mouthpiece of God at any giving period of time and that is called the manifestation of God;note Saul prophesied in 1Samuel and the people said "is Saul also amongst the prophets"? that did not qualify Saul. Note that a preacher may not be a prophet; Noah was a preacher(2pt.2:5). One message for 120 years, God will send a rain, repent, and the way of escape is that you MUST get in the boot. Qualification of a prophet is that: you must be call from your mother's womb by God(Jeremiah 1:5) and Apostles, Galatians 1:15. Let us not add to the word, neither can we subtract from it.

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