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The Torah or five books of Moses was dictated to Moses by Hashem. That has not changed. The prophets were written with prophecy as follows The talmud in Bava Basrah 14b gives who wrote the actual books that the Anshei Kneses Hag'dolah compiled into the permanent books of the Navi that we have. All the other prophecies were not kept because they were not ...


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We have a tradition that Psalms, for example, has multiple authors — as one might surmise from its incipits. Yet it has the imprimatur of holy men, who had divine inspiration in compiling it. Likewise for some other books of the Bible. There is no contradiction in that.


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According to scholarly research, the Book of Chronicles is either based on the Book of Kings, or both works are based on earlier books, which have since been lost. (The book itself names its sources in many places.) It is likely that the book is based on some combination of the above, in addition to commentary (midrash) on the Book of Kings. I highly ...


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The below table shows the number of instances of imi/mei'imi/v'imi in the first column, and imadi forms in the second column (excluding words like the command "imdi", the noun "omdi", or the plural noun/preposition combo "amudei"). The third column tallies instances of ami/mei'ami/v'imi/amei/mei'amei/v'amei that were not excluded in the table in Shalom's ...


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R' Tzvi Hirsch Chayos in Mavo HaTalmud writes about various midrashic methodologies employed by Chazal in the Gemara and Midrash. In the twenty-first chapter, he discusses this tendency to identify a person mentioned in Tanach with someone else in Tanach, or to equate two names as belonging to the same person (e.g. "הוא מלאכי הוא עזרא"). Chayos treats this ...


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R. Elishevitz (a very great Talmid Chacham from Russia who later moved to Israel about 80 years ago) in his sefer אלף המגן writes: A similar question can be asked on the parsha itself which starts with the laws of a woman who gives birth. What relevance does this have to the main subject of the parsha? We can answer these questions with a parable ...


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Absolutely nothing! The reason the three pesukim are added at the beginning is so that we don't have to add at the end. To explain, consider Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 284: מפטירין בנביא מענינה של פרשה ואין פוחתין מכ"א פסוקים אלא אם כן סליק ענינא בבציר מהכי כגון עולותיכם ספו על זבחיכם. "We read the Haftarah from the Navi from the subject matter of ...


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It sets the stage for the story afterwards. That G-d can bend and break all the rules of reality, okay big whoop. Three verses, done. You want to see what's really interesting? What happens when G-d offers someone a miracle, but he can't swallow his pride to accept it.



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