Sons of the Prophets

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:01 am

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Who were the “Sons of the Prophets” mentioned in 2 Kings?

Loren

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Loren,

Company of Prophets mormonLittle is known of the Sons of the prophets. Scholars tend to equate this group with the “company of the prophets” featured in 2 Samuel 19:19-20. Because there is no mention of them before Samuel, it is supposed that he organized them to assist him in his duties and to offer religious instruction. They flourished as an organization until after the time of Elisha.

In modern church history, there was a “school of the prophets” in Kirtland set up to teach Priesthood holders their duties and the doctrines. Parley P. Pratt taught the similarly organized “school of the Elders”. Today the various quorums serve the roles that the schools did. For 50 years, the Quorum of the Twelve provided President Monson with opportunities to serve alongside and receive training from 14 more senior Apostles before he became the Prophet for the Church. Sons of the prophets indeed!

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Little is known of the Sons of the prophets. Scholars tend to equate this group with the "company of the prophets" featured in 2 Samuel 19:19-20. Because there is no mention of them before Samuel

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