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accepted 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
@Seth J: Fair enough. I did explicitly ask for a grammatical basis, and you did prove that it is a common and grammatically-acceptable expression in Arabic. Michoel did not mention the Arabic aspect. I would like to say that both of your answers are exceptional, especially Michoel's citation of the various passages in which Rambam used the phrase in a context that clearly indicates the meaning of "close to." However, because I did ask for a grammatical basis, as you noted, I prematurely selected Michoel's response. At the time, it was the only answer, and a great one at that!
Dec
19
revised Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
Adding a comment about the manuscript from JNUL lacking the pronoun הוא before קרוב
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comment Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
Very good point. Something I knew but did not think of when I wrote this post. Hence, looking for the expression in biblical Hebrew (as I did) would have been somewhat pointless.
Dec
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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
19
asked Question regarding ונביא גדול הוא קרוב ממשה רבנו in Rambam's Hilkhos Teshuva
Dec
18
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).
Dec
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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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Dec
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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")?
Dec
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comment Will the king messiah be a prophet?
@Double AA, only because they may be so similar. No other reason. =)
Dec
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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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