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Who is the False Prophet?

But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  Revelation 19:20
The false prophet is the “other beast” found in Revelation 13:11-18.
Beasts so far have been kingdoms, so this is a smaller kingdom or a specific rulership or branch of that kingdom.
Maybe it’s the Pharisees, Jewish religious leaders, who worked with the Beast (Rome) to bring about the death of Christ.  They “exercised authority” and brought Christ to death.  Maybe they are the Priests of Emperor worship.  However, a later vision seems to point the Pharisees to another image (the prostitute).
The False Prophet here in Revelation draws inspiration and power from the first beast.  He's a deceiver, a speaker, an enforcer. He worships/works closely the first beast.
John gives a clue and says the False Prophet can be identified by number 666.  Some point the number to Nero was a spokesperson for Rome, a corrupt leader by Roman standards and a persecutor of Christians.  He blamed Christians for a fire in Rome and went crazy, delusional, believing himself to be a great and powerful god.
Many prophecies have near and far implications.  While there may be a near fulfillment of this prophecy, there are also far reaching fulfillments that could come true and certainly many who will point people away from God.