0 SAB Who was the greatest prophet?

Some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16

Who was the greatest prophet?


And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face. Deuteronomy 34:10

John the Baptist

Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. Matthew 11:11

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. Luke 7:28


All that ever came before me [Jesus] are thieves and robbers. John 10:8
(This would include John the Baptist, along with Moses, David, Solomon, and all of the Hebrew prophets.)

Christ Jesus ... was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. Hebrews 3:1-3

Was Moses the greatest prophet ever?
(From Zondervan's NIV Quest Study Bible, 2003, p.297)

Yes, for two reasons:

  1. He had an intimate relationship with God. While God spoke to other prophets through dreams and visions, he spoke to Moses face to face.
  2. No other prophet performed miracles that matched the greatness of those during the exodus. Jesus alone has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses (Heb.3:3).
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