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Sons of Prophets
SONS OF PROPHETS (בְּנֵֽי־הַנְּבִיאִ֥ים). Members of a prophetic order or guild.
This Heb. term occurs eleven times, all during the period of Elijah and especially Elisha, and only in the books of 1 and 2 Kings. The term is a technical one referring to the members of a prophetic order or guild, and has no reference to physical descent from a prophet.
Finally, the phrase בֶּנ־נָבִ֖יא, “the son of a prophet” (
R. B. Y. Scott, The Relevance of the Prophets (1942), 46-49; H. H. Rowley, The(1952), 97-134.