Was there ever a prophet in Tanach that was both a prophet and a military commander?

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    Devorah was a prophetess who lead charges alongside Barak. (Shoftim 4-5) – ezra May 5 '17 at 3:33
  • Consider editing your question and clarifying what prophets you want to know about. There are many whom we consider to be prophets (for example, Moshe) but who are not in the "Nach" section of the Tanach. – ezra May 5 '17 at 3:37
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    almost all sefer shoftim is full – kouty May 5 '17 at 8:15
  1. Joshua was visited by a malach of extremely lofty level (though he might not have technically been a prophet). It's also written a few times that God spoke to Joshua, such as in Joshua 1:1-9, 4:2-3, 4:15-16, 5:2, and more. He was visited by a malach who identified himself as the "general of of God" in 5:13. Rashi (5:15) identified the malach as Michael. Joshua wasn't called a prophet by the Sages in the sense that it wasn't his main vocation, but he was granted prophecy at times.

  2. King David was granted prophecy (see last chapter of Shmuel B 23:1-7).

  3. Shlomo was also granted prophecy once when he had the dream in which God promised to make him wise, and, as the king, he was the commander in chief, but he did not fight any notable wars.

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya Seh! Thanks for the answer. – mevaqesh May 5 '17 at 5:46
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    This could be improved with more references, such as to the chapters in whuch Joshua is visited, and in which Shlmo received prophecy. – mevaqesh May 5 '17 at 5:47
  • "...(though he might not have technically been a prophet)." Could you elaborate on that please? Are you referring to the fact that the example you provided may not have been a prophetic vision, or that Joshua himself may not have (technically) been a Navi? Please provide sources, or consider editing your answer to dispel confusion. – Shmuel Brown May 5 '17 at 13:45
  • according to rambam David and Shlomo were not prophets but spoke with ruach hakodesh! – Bach Jun 28 '17 at 13:44

King Saul was a military commander, as is known. He was also a prophet, temporarily. See I Samuel 29:24.

Story synopsis:

Samuel had anointed David as "king". Saul became crazy and was constantly afraid that David would usurp him, so he made numerous attempts to try to kill David. In one incident, David fled to join Samuel at his home. Saul first sent several groups of messengers to retrieve David, and each of these messengers began to prophecy when they approached Samuel. Eventually, Saul, himself went to Samuel, and he also became a prophet.

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