I can roughly divide the text of the Torah into two categories - historical facts and prophecies. But, traditionally, they were all dictated by G-d to Moses.

The books of prophets retain a similar structure - it's a blend of history and prophecy.

While regarding the Torah, the Gemmorah says that every word has the same sacredness, what about the books of Prophets, that were not dictated by G-d literally, and were put in writing many generations later? Are the historical passages in them on the level of sacredness as the texts of G-d's prophecies?

Do any sources deal with this question?

  • I do not think ANYTHING in the Torah is there for the purpose of historical fact. It's either morality relayed directly or in examples taken from history. (Halakhah is relayed by derashah. It is just that it is only in a minority of cases forced to diverge from the moral message.) – Micha Berger Jul 12 at 15:01

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