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revised Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
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comment Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
Yeah, I understand the thought of similarity. I guess "proximity" was a bad word. I've edited my question to clarify.
Dec
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asked Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
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comment Our Father who art in heaven
@Jim Thio: Yes, Hebrew shamayim is a circumlocution for the Tetragrammaton and other ascribed titles/ "names" of the Creator. cp. Dan. 4:26 (KJV; 4:23 Masoretic).
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comment Can Isaiah 11:2 be used a basis for the belief that the king messiah will be a prophet?
Good question. I think one reason why you might not be used to hearing them called "prophets" or nevi'im is because what they prophesied is not recorded in the Tanakh, unlike, for example, the prophecies of the prophets who have actual books attributed to them (e.g., Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.). However, there are other pesukim that essentially state the same thing about the ruach elohim coming upon or resting upon an individual and then that individual began prophesying, e.g. 1 Sam. 10:6, 10:10; Joel 3:1.
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revised Can Isaiah 11:2 be used a basis for the belief that the king messiah will be a prophet?
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comment Can Isaiah 11:2 be used a basis for the belief that the king messiah will be a prophet?
@yair: thank you! I will edit to reflect that.
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
Thank you, sir. It is an interesting aspect of his personality, for sure. But, could you elaborate why you believe that it "indicates a certain level of prophecy"? How would that particular statement relate to prophecy (i.e., in what way")?
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
@Double AA, only because they may be so similar. No other reason. =)
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asked Can Isaiah 11:2 be used a basis for the belief that the king messiah will be a prophet?
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
@b a, it seems we responded at the same time. I do think after some brief research that there may be a scriptural basis, but it must be inferred; it's not explicit. Hopefully @Double AA will allow me to ask another question based on this inference. If you wish, please respond and offer your opinion to my new thread if it remains open.
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
Well, @b a, you answered the question as asked. It is only fair that I award you appropriately. If, however, you know of an actual pasuk, please share. Thanks.
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accepted Will the king messiah be a prophet?
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
@Double AA: if I asked, "Will the messiah be a woman?", would you have asked, "Why do you assume the messiah will be a woman?" Is there anything particularly against the site policy with respect to the question I originally asked? Is it not an acceptable question?
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
@b a, I upvoted you because you did indeed give a reference from halakha. Now, would you happen to know why Rambam says that the king messiah would be a prophet in the first place? From reading that passage in Hilkhot Teshuva, I could not find an actual pasuk that makes such an explicit claim. How about you? Do you know of one?