Why deny that David was a Prophet?

A couple days ago, a Muslim asked a question about the prophet David: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200904...

A number of answers denied that David was a prophet.

Christian scripture says that David was a prophet: Acts 2:29,30; http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2...

Is there another scripture that supersedes this Christian authority, or does this denial come from another religion? Apparently from that question, Muslims accept David as a prophet. Jews don't deny that David was a prophet, do they? Would any other religion even care?

Where does this denial come from?


I'm not sure, but I think some of the answers were either edited or deleted, but there are a few left, denying that David was a prophet.

Update 2:

Yes, David was a King. He was also a Shepherd, Military Commander, a Musician, and a Composer.

What does this have to do with him being a prophet?

Update 3:

Let's see now...

One answer seems to think reminding me that David was a king answers the question about whether he was a prophet.

The atheist wants to change the subject to Daniel.

Two answers seem to think that reciting the same scripture I already cited answers the question.

One of these two quotes the first verse of it out of context, as an excuse to contradict the second verse.

The other digresses into the subject of the Muslim's original question, and eventually starts asking a question of her own within her answer.

And of course, there's a troll, whose avatar even looks like a troll, who denies the whole question, instead of answering it.

These answers are even more pathetic than those the Muslim received!

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


    Acts 2:29,30;



    http://www.easyenglish.info/psalms/psalm026-taw.ht... (PSALM 26)


    David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-58)



    How many years was David king?

    (a) 7 (b) 10 (c) 25 (d) 40

    1 Kings 2:10-11


  • 1 decade ago

    Act 2:29 Says David was a patriarch not prophet. Also known as Psalmist

  • pab
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    "Is there another scripture that supersedes this Christian authority, or does this denial come from another religion? "

    In the Christian and Jewish religions, Daniel is a prophet. Those that don't believe in Christianity or Judaism will probably deny that he was a prophet

    I'm not sure if Muslims believe that he was a prophet or not, but they might, considering they came from Judaism too.

    Source(s): atheist
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His main "role" was as king...the anointed king. He still consulted prophets...Nathan was one of them who came and rebuked David after he committed adultery and had Bathsheba's husband killed.

    He did prophesy...the Psalms attest to this.

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  • Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I have no idea why anyone would say David wasn't a prophet.

    He's a prophet. I've never known anyone of faith that would believe otherwise.

    Source(s): Catholic
  • Karl P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    David was a king!!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't mean to burst your bubble with reality... but, no prophet has ever been a *real* prophet.

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