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I understand that prophecies in the Tanach seem to be very cryptic until the prophecy actually happens: then do the verses become clear and be correlated to the happened events. What are good examples of such a cryptic prophecy in Tanach?

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See judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15215. – msh210 Feb 19 '13 at 6:01
I don't think I would say that it is always the case that the prophecies are cryptic. Although they certainly are sometimes. – Daniel Feb 19 '13 at 6:22
I think that this misses an important point -- nevu'ah isn't always a predictive prophecy which has to be confirmed. It could be a warning of a consequence which can be averted, or a scolding over behavior already past. – Danno Feb 19 '13 at 14:05

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