Prophecy, in general, signifies the supernatural message of the Prophet, and more especially, from custom, the predictive element of the prophetic message.(2) The Hebrew Names -- The ordinary Hebrew for prophet is nabî' . According to many recent critics, the root nabî , not employed in Hebrew, signified to speak enthusiastically, "to utter cries, and make more or less wild gestures", like the pagan mantics. The historic meaning of nabî' established by biblical usage is "interpreter and mouthpiece of God ".
The next is Moses, the founder and lawgiver of the theocratic nation, the mediator of the Old Covenant holding a degree of authority unequalled till the coming of Jesus Christ.
"And there arose no more a prophet in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders, which he sent by him, to do in the land of Egypt to Pharao, and to all his servants, and to his whole land, and all the mighty hand, and great miracles, which Moses did before all Israel " ( Deuteronomy sqq. There were other Prophets with him, but only of the second rank, such as Aaron and Maria, Eldad and Medad, to whom Yahweh manifested himself in dreams and vision, but not in the audible voice with which He favoured him, who was most faithful in all His house ( Numbers 12:7 ). Israel was to listen to the true Prophets, and not to heed the false but rather to extirpate them, even had they the appearance of miracle-workers.
First, I’d like to reiterate that superhero names generally don’t matter very much and probably won’t mean the difference between getting published and getting rejected.
That said, if you can’t come up with a superhero name or a team name, here are some possible sources of inspiration. Something thematically and/or symbolically appropriate. For example, “Captain America” is more interesting than “Shield Throwing Man,” because the America and military angles matter more to his story than the details of his superpowers.
In particular, if the character has to be intimidating at any point, a name like “The Punisher” would be a serious liability — a name which tries too hard to be badass is probably goofy. Something based on the character’s superpowers (e.g. Names like this strike me as a red flag that the character is not very interesting.
*And also a brilliant teacher/scientist who involved himself in shady business. If the most interesting thing about the character really is his/her superpowers, I’d recommend going back to the drawing board and thinking about things like personality, goals/motivations, theme, and whatever else distinguishes your character from characters with similar superpowers. If you post below for help coming up with a name for a superhero, please give us more to work with than just the character’s superpowers.
There were other less specific or more unusual terms employed, the meaning of which is clear, such as, messenger of God, man of God, servant of God, man of the spirit, or inspired man, etc.
It is only rarely, and at a later period, that prophecy is called nebû'ah , a cognate of nabî' ; more ordinarily we find hazôn , vision, or word of God, oracle ( ne um ) of Yahweh, etc. Brief Sketch of the History of Prophecy (1) The first person entitled nabî' in the Old Testament is Abraham, father of the elect, the friend of God, favoured with his personal communications ( Genesis 20:7 ).
Later prophetic writers added as other signs of the false Prophets, cupidity, flattery of the people or the nobles, or the promise of Divine favour for the nation weighed down with crime.
Balaam is both a Prophet and a soothsayer; a professional soothsayer it would seem, of whom Yahweh makes use to proclaim even in Moab the glorious destiny of the Chosen People, when He was about to lead them into the Promised Land ( Numbers 22 - 24 ).
Of the four institutions concerning which Moses enacted laws according to Deuteronomy ( - 18 ), one was prophecy ( 18:9-22 ; cf. The former would speak in the name of Yahweh, the one God ; and foretell things that would be accomplished or be confirmed by miracles.