Sons of the Prophets

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:01 am

Bible

Follow Gramps:

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Print Friendly

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

Loren

_______________

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!

Gramps

Summary
Article Name
Sons of the Prophets - Ask Gramps - Q and A about Mormon Doctrine
Description
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

Follow Gramps:

Did the Lehites have knowledge of telestial and terrestrial states?

August 20, 2014 8:36 am

Question Hi Gramps,  I understand that there are different levels of kingdoms, as explained in D&C 76, but how come the Book of Mormon sounds so polarized between (more)

Is there hope that my daughter will be sealed to us?

August 19, 2014 6:53 am

Question Gramps, My wife and I were not sealed in the temple until some time after our civil marriage.  My life has revolved around her and our daughter. (more)

Were there covenants made in premortal life?

August 18, 2014 12:37 pm

Question Dear Gramps, Were there covenants and ordinances made in the premortal life?Marco   Answer Marco, I believe that there are indeed covenants that can be made in (more)

Do Mormons believe in the Big Bang Theory?

August 17, 2014 6:38 am

Question Gramps, Recently I went to a planetarium with a group and the subject came up that Mormons do not believe in the Big Bang theory. Is that (more)

Are some lives predetermined or foreordained by the Lord?

August 16, 2014 8:31 am

Question Hello Gramps, My husband and I often disagree on the topic of free will vs pre-destination. He believes that certain people’s lives and events are predetermined by (more)

If Joseph Smith used a hat and a stone, why the need for the gold plates?

August 15, 2014 6:33 am

Question  If all Joseph Smith needed was a stone and his hat to write the Book of Mormon, why the need for gold plates for which a murder (more)

Why does the Prophet rely on apologetic sites to speak for the Church?

August 14, 2014 4:46 am

Question Gramps, Why does the Prophet not answer direct questions relative to the current issues facing the church? He instead relies on apologetic sites, such as this on, (more)

Can those in legal same sex marriages obtain a temple recommend?

August 13, 2014 7:03 am

Question Dear Gramps, I read in a previous answer and it was mentioned in Sunday School today that members who are attracted to the same sex but remain (more)

Will the gospel be taken to the Middle East before the 2nd coming?

August 11, 2014 5:31 am

Question Gramps, Will the gospel be taken to the middle eastern countries before the 2nd Coming?Janet   Answer Janet, Great question.  It truly makes you wonder with all (more)

What if I have a health issue that can limit my ability to fast?

August 10, 2014 5:00 am

Question Hi Gramps, I’ve always learned from your answers and think you can help me with a concern of mine. For health reasons I am unable to miss (more)

What happens to our debts during the millenium?

August 9, 2014 7:11 am

Question Dear Gramps, I’ve had a question that has bothered me for some time. When the Savior returns for His second coming, what is going to happen to (more)

Does the release from a presiding office mean a loss of keys or authority?

August 8, 2014 8:12 am

Question Gramps, Does the release from a presiding office mean the loss of keys or the suspension of authority? Grant   Answer Grant, When a person is released (more)