apparently jewfaq is misleading the gentile readershttp://www.jewfaq.org/prophet. htm
What is a Prophet?
Many people today think of a prophet as any person who sees the future. While the gift of prophecy certainly includes the ability to see the future, a prophet is far more than just a person with that ability.
The Talmud teaches that there were hundreds of thousands of prophets: twice as many as the number of people who left Egypt, which was 600,000.
A prophet is not necessarily a Jew. The Talmud reports that there were prophets among the gentiles (most notably Balaam, whose story is told in Numbers 22). And some of the prophets, such as Jonah, were sent on missions to speak to the gentiles.
"It has been taught: Many prophets arose FOR Israel, double the number of the Israelites who came out of Egypt" (Megillah 14a)
Balaam was a "prophet" only in the sense that he could prophesy
Jonah was SENT to gentiles, he himself was a Hebrew (Jonah 1:9)