“Poet” but No “Prophet”

There is not, throughout the whole book called the Bible, any word
that describes to us what we call a poet, nor any word that
describes what we call poetry. The case is, that the word prophet,
to which latter times have affixed a new idea, was the Bible word
for poet, and the word prophesying meant the art of making poetry.
It also meant the art of playing poetry to a tune upon any
instrument of music.
Age Of Reason, Thomas Paine

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