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Yes this law applies to everyone, even the king of Israel, the kohen gadol, or a previously verified prophet--see Sefer Hachinuch 517. In fact, there is a specific prohibition not to fear executing a false prophet (Sefer HaChinuch 519). Actually, there are some who say that the death penalty applies only to someone who could plausibly have been a prophet, ...


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The death penalty appears to be a Heavenly one. The obvious source in Tanach is Jeremiah chapter 28, where a false prophet called Hananiah prophecies that Nebuchadnezzar's rule would be overthrown within 2 years and Judah restored to its own sovereignity. Jeremiah responds firstly with "so it may be so.." but warns Hananiah about false prophecies and then ...


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It wasn't the Beis Din who locked up the Mekoshesh, it was the people who saw. Another point is that the rule is when two laws conflict, it is actually the positive command that prevails. עשה דוחה לא תעשה. But more importantly, this is not a conflict. A conflict is when two laws happen to clash. This is a case where a specific rule exists inside the ...



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