Will the there be prophets in the times of Moshiach? Will everyone have some level of prophecy in the time of Mashiach? Or is prophecy gone forever?

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    Why do you think it must be one of those three choices?
    – msh210
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 2:32
  • I can think of many other possibilities a priori.
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 2:36
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    Dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22814/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 2:52
  • similar judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22816/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 2:52
  • It doesn't have to be one of those three. I just thought those are the three most interesting possibilities. It could be something in between.
    – Shmuel
    Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 3:26

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The Rambam (Hilchos Teshuva 9:2:) writes that Moshaich will be a prophet:

[These changes will come about] because the king who will arise from David's descendants will be a greater master of knowledge than Solomon and a great prophet, close to the level of Moses, our teacher.

See also Melachim uMilchamot 12:3, where he writes that Moshaich will have "רוח הקודש".

  • He also states in his Iggereth Teimon that there was a tradition in his family that prophecy would return to our nation on the precipice of the messianic era. Commented May 30, 2013 at 20:25
  • @Deuteronomy That answers part of the question.
    – gaagu
    Commented May 30, 2014 at 1:07

A posuk in Yoel (3:1) seems to state that everyone will have prophesy in the time of Moshiach, which answers the question will prophesy return in the time of Moshiach:

היה אחרי כן אשפוך את רוחי על כל בשר, וניבאו בניכם ובנותיכים, זקניכם חלומות יחלמון, בחוריכם חזיונות יראו

And afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh , and your sons and daughters will be neviim, your elders will have dreams, your young men shall see visions.

  • It says that His ruah will be poured out upon all flesh and that prophecy will be found amongst the sons and daughters of our nation... it doesn't say that everyone will attain such a level however. Commented May 30, 2013 at 20:33

At the time of mashiach, "knowledge of God will fill the earth as waters cover the ocean." (Chavakuk 2:14)

Whether or not this equals prophecy and future-telling is up for debate.

  • Do you have any reason to think it does imply prophecy?
    – Double AA
    Commented May 30, 2013 at 20:16
  • Al Regel Achat, Rambam says about a navi in Hilchot Yesodei Hatorah 7:1 that.. דעתו פנויה תמיד למעלה קשורה תחת הכסא. Da'at of Hashem is a very important part of nevuah. Commented May 30, 2013 at 20:29
  • @EiluV'Eilu, that doesn't answer DoubleAA's question. Yediath HaShem is a necessary but not sufficient condition for prophecy. Commented May 30, 2013 at 20:38

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