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Who is "The Prophet"?

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I was reading John 7 and in 7:40-41 it says, "When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is lthe Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?"

Were the Jews waiting for a specific prophet? I know they were waiting for the messiah, but were they also waiting for a prophet? I think it's a specific person because they said "the Prophet" instead of "a prophet".

If so, could someone please provide some evidence about the Prophet (biblical source, historical Jewish source, perhaps a greek explanation...)? Thank you!
 
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I have read several different commentaries on this...




...they may be correct. But it is also possible that people thought the Messiah had not yet come... Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37; - which are quoting Deut 18:15; Deut 18:18;
There had already been a number of prophets in the old testament, perhaps some thought it's been a few hundred years... it's time God sent us another one.
He has always sent us one in the past.... could this guy (Jesus) be "the prophet" (that we think is supposed to come). Matt 21:11; Mark 6:14-15;

On the other hand... Jesus was a prophet. Matt 13:57; Mark 6:4; Luke 4:24; John 4:19;

Jesus called Himself a prophet in Luke 13:33; - This could be the fulfillment of Deut 18:15-18;
 
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I have read several different commentaries on this...




...they may be correct. But it is also possible that people thought the Messiah had not yet come... Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37; - which are quoting Deut 18:15; Deut 18:18;
There had already been a number of prophets in the old testament, perhaps some thought it's been a few hundred years... it's time God sent us another one.
He has always sent us one in the past.... could this guy (Jesus) be "the prophet" (that we think is supposed to come). Matt 21:11; Mark 6:14-15;

On the other hand... Jesus was a prophet. Matt 13:57; Mark 6:4; Luke 4:24; John 4:19;

Jesus called Himself a prophet in Luke 13:33; - This could be the fulfillment of Deut 18:15-18;
The 'prophet' - Jesus is most definitely is a fulfillment of Deut. 18:15-18.
 
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The 'prophet' - Jesus is most definitely is a fulfillment of Deut. 18:15-18.
True! But then Jesus ("like unto Moses", Dt. 18:15) also required Torah (like Moses did).
But then, most of us Christians don't even accept that!
Time for us to realize Jesus was not joking: Mt.5:19.
blessings...
 
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There's two likely options for The Prophet.

The people were expecting the return of Elijah. Some believed that Jesus was Elijah. See Matthew 16.

'Messiah' means 'anointed'. Its a role that embraces prophet, priest and king. So 'The Prophet' is another way to say Messiah.
 

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