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The second section of Tanach, the books of the prophets which includes: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

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Ritual lapses of the Jews mentioned in the rebuke of the prophets? And why primarily focus on justice and lovingkindness and not rituals?

Do the prophets ever rebuke the Jews for not being "observant" of all the "Bain Adam Lamakom" laws or any failings in these areas other than Avodah Zarah? I think Jeremiah does ...
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What are the oldest manuscripts of the Nevi'im books and specifically Melakhim?

I am especially interested in the oldest version of Melakhim/Kings, including any fragmentary sources like incomplete manuscripts in the dead sea scrolls.
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Why isn’t Hagar counted as a prophetess?

G-d appears and speaks to her through malochim in Genesis 16 & 21. Has G-d ever interacted with a woman in two separate episodes except her? Notably too she is the first in the written Torah who ...
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Was Natan Hanavi associated with any other characters in the Torah?

I am referring to the Natan who rebuked דוד המלך. Is he associated with other characters via גילגול? If not, is he compared or contrasted with other characters in mfarshim? I am basing the idea that ...
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Do the screeds against Jerusalem in the prophets only apply to their original context or do they do double duty as prophecy about 70 CE?

Do Jewish scholars consider it appropriate to understand the Shoah of c. 70-74 CE through the prophetic screeds regarding the destruction of Jerusalem and the first Temple?
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Nevi'im written before they happened

In parshas Nasso Rashi brings a medrash to explain the verse: Numbers 7:23: וּלְזֶ֣בַח הַשְּׁלָמִים֘ בָּקָ֣ר שְׁנַ֒יִם֒ אֵילִ֤ם חֲמִשָּׁה֙ עַתֻּדִ֣ים חֲמִשָּׁ֔ה כְּבָשִׂ֥ים בְּנֵֽי־שָׁנָ֖ה חֲמִשָּׁ֑ה ...
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Why Does the Navi Inconsistently Describe How Effortless it was for Samson to do Things?

Judges 15:14: וַתִּצְלַ֨ח עָלָ֜יו ר֣וּחַ יְהֹוָ֗ה וַתִּהְיֶ֨ינָה הָעֲבֹתִ֜ים אֲשֶׁ֣ר עַל־זְרוֹעוֹתָ֗יו כַּפִּשְׁתִּים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּעֲר֣וּ בָאֵ֔שׁ וַיִּמַּ֥סּוּ אֱסוּרָ֖יו מֵעַ֥ל יָדָֽיו׃ Thereupon the ...
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Were there prophets, in and out of Israel, who were not recorded in the Tanakh? [duplicate]

Were there prophets, in and out of Israel, who were not recorded in the Tanakh? Have other sources determined the identities of some of them? Please cite the sources, if any. Thanks in advance.
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Confused about the layout of this

Joshua 6:12-13 Speaks about the Kohanim, armed men, and rear guard and how they were ordered when they walked with the Aron. Is there a representation of this actually looked, I'm not sure who was in ...
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Is it possible to have prophecy and visions from the sitra achra?

BH Is it possible the that the vision the person is receiving coming from a source of impurity or sitra achra or is this just called sitra achra and yetzer hara? Like are there levels to this that is ...
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Do any commentators equate 2 אֲחִיָּהs?

In 1 Shmuel 14:3 a Kohen named אֲחִיָּה carries the ephod and is a descendant of Eli who lived in Shiloh. In 1 Melachim 11 there is a similarly named person who is a prophet and is also from Shiloh. ...
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מוטות עץ שברת. כי באמרו ככה אשבור וכו׳ מעל צואר כל הגוים הרי הוא כאלו שבר כל המוטות: what's the translation to this metzudat dovid?

This is from Yirmiyahu 28:13. מוטות עץ שברת. כי באמרו ככה אשבור וכו׳ מעל צואר כל הגוים הרי הוא כאלו שבר כל המוטות: What's the translation to the above text? I'm having trouble translating it.
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If HaShem truly sent רוּחַ שֶׁקֶר in [1 Kings 22], Why does G-d need humans to lie?

In [Derekh HaShem 3.4.11], Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramchal) validates the vision by Mikayahu of G-d fooling Achav with lying spirits in [1 Kings 22:22-28] as true. If HaShem knows trust in humans is ...
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Symbolism of the menorah and the two anointed ones in Zechariah 4

I would have to put the entirety of Zechariah 4 here to give adequate context for this question. In the passage, Zechariah has a vision of two olive trees that stand on either side of a menorah. ...
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Examples of prophecies that didn't and cannot come to pass?

Are there any examples of prophecies recorded by established Jewish prophets in Tanach which were about a specific time and/or a specific people and did not come to pass, and subsequently cannot come ...
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Is the navi Yeshaya or Yeshayahu? [duplicate]

Why is the Navi sometimes referred to as ישעיה and sometimes ישעיהו? Same thing with Yirmiyah and Yirmiyahu?
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Source for Yirmeyahu and Plato Meeting [duplicate]

I recently heard in a shiur that Plato and Yirmeyahu had met each other. MY question is: What is the earliest source for this and where else can this story be found even if only quoting the original ...
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Question on the Drashos HaRan

The Ran in his drashos (drush 5) explains Moshe's speech impediment as bolstering the emunah that klal yisroel had in the Torah, because someone with slick speech could easily convince a group of ...
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What was Jeroboam's lineage?

Are there any sources describing Jeroboam's ancestry? in particular, is he an Ephraimite or an Ephrathite?
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How did Manoach not know he was speaking with an Angel?

In the passage in Shoftim chapter 13, Manoach and his wife speak with an Angel. His wife in verse 6 tells him she has spoken with an Angel. A few verses later, the verse says that Manoach didn’t know ...
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Is there a Kli Yakar on Nach

I've heard ideas from the Keli Yakar before. Did he write a commentary on the Navi? I have only seen his commentary on the Chumash, at least as far as I recall.
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Why is it important to state that Avraham was a prophet?

In Beresheet 20:7 it says: "וְעַתָּה הָשֵׁב אֵשֶׁת הָאִישׁ כִּי נָבִיא הוּא וְיִתְפַּלֵּל בַּעַדְךָ וֶחְיֵה וְאִם אֵינְךָ מֵשִׁיב דַּע כִּי מוֹת תָּמוּת אַתָּה וְכָל אֲשֶׁר לָךְ" "...
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Could Solomon be a married father at the age of 11?

While the Bible specifies the age of accession for most of the kings of Israel and Judah, Solomon's age is not given. In his dream at Gibeon Solomon describes himself as a נער קטן which may be part ...
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Neviim and Ketuvim in 1-2 volumes

It’s possible to buy a Chumash containing Rashi comments in one volume (e.g. Artscroll Schottenstein Interlinear ed.). Having a Chumash, I’d like to buy Hebrew/English Nevi’im and Ketuvim with ...
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Was the diet that Daniyel HaNabi took on a common diet amongst the Yisraelites?

In chapter 1 of the book of Daniyel HaNabi states at verse 12: נַס־נָ֥א אֶת־עֲבָדֶ֖יךָ יָמִ֣ים עֲשָׂרָ֑ה וְיִתְּנוּ־לָ֜נוּ מִן־הַזֵּרֹעִ֛ים וְנֹאכְלָ֖ה וּמַ֥יִם וְנִשְׁתֶּֽה “Please test your ...
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Translating an Abarbanel in Melachim

I'm having trouble translating this paragraph, particularly because of the phrases I am bolding. It is the אברבנאל on מלכים א פרק ב פסוק ו: ואחרי שספר דוד כל המעשה הזה אשר עשה יואב נגדו, אמר לשלמה בנו ...
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Was the servant in Isaiah 52 'marred' or 'anointed'? [closed]

Source texts Targum Yonatan (TY) of Isaiah 52:13 identifies the servant as the anointed one: הָא יַצְלַח עַבְדִי מְשִׁיחָא יְרוּם וְיִסְגֵי וְיִתְקוֹף לַחֲדָא (source) Behold, my servant the Messiah ...
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Do we considered Yoav a Tzadik (righteous)?

It often seems that Yoav is referred to as righteous, however, navi scripture also lambasts him for the various killings, disregarding orders, and disloyalty to David, culminating in Solomon having ...
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Yirmiyahu the Seer?

Last night, in Maariv of Yom Kippur, I noticed in Selichot a passage that I had never really noticed prior: "אַל תַּעַזְבֵנוּ אָבִינוּ וְאַל תִּטְּשֵׁנוּ בּוֹרְאֵנוּ וְאַל תַּזְנִיחֵנוּ ...
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Did the Rambam consider all of these men prophets?

In his Introduction to the Mishna, Rambam wrote (emphasis mine): "Until came the time of the men of the Great Assembly – and they were Chaggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Daniel, Chananiah, Mishael, ...
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When was book of Shmuel written?

The Gmara says : שמואל כתב ספרו והכתיב (שמואל א כח, ג) ושמואל מת דאסקיה גד החוזה ונתן הנביא (Baba Batra 15:1), that is Shmuel, Gad and Nathan wrote the book of Shmuel. However, in Shmuel 1 27:6 it ...
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Are Neviim Rishonim written by prophecy?

It seems to be obvious that all the Tanah' is prophecy, or at least "Ruach' Hakodesh". However, we see that the Gmara try to prove that Esther was written by Ruach' Hakodesh; but why there ...
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Did Aharon Hakohen have a higher level of prophecy?

The Rambam Yesodei Hatorah (7:2) writes הַנְּבִיאִים מַעֲלוֹת מַעֲלוֹת הֵן. כְּמוֹ שֶׁיֵּשׁ בַּחָכְמָה חָכָם גָּדוֹל מֵחֲבֵרוֹ כָּךְ בַּנְּבוּאָה נָבִיא גָּדוֹל מִנָּבִיא. וְכֻלָּן אֵין רוֹאִין ...
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How can we reconcile the Gemara saying that Daniel was NOT a Navi, with all the Obvious (Very Intense) Prophecies of Daniel written in Sefer Daniel?

In Perek Hachelek in Sandhedrin the Gemara says that Chanania, Mishael and Azariah were Neviem, but their friend Daniel (Seemingly the Most Important and Impressive Figure- due to his Prophecies and ...
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Was the "three days and three nights" in the prophetic book of Jonah a complete span of 72 hours?

Was the "three days and three nights" in the prophetic book of Jonah a complete span of 72 hours? Is this "three days and three nights" to be taken literally or close to it or ...
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Bilam: a prophet/magician?

Bilam is often considered to be a gentile prophet. However, he isn't explicitly described as such in the Torah. In Bamidbar (perek 22) it describes how the elders of Moav brought sorcery/magic/...
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Why didn't Yehoshafat intervene?

In Melachim 1:22:7-28 and in Divrei Hayamim 2:18:6-27 we're told that Yehoshafat joined his father-in-law Achav to do battle with Aram. Unsure of the future, they decide to ask prophets what will be ...
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Is Job considered a prophet and an Israelite, according to the majority of the rabbis?

According to Wikipedia: "It is said in Bava Batra that these tannaim necessarily considered Job an Israelite; but R. Chananel ben Chushiel has in his text, "All the Tannaim and Amoraim, with ...
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Who are the "Men from far away" mentioned in Zechariah 6:15?

וּרְחוֹקִ֣ים ׀ יָבֹ֗אוּ וּבָנוּ֙ בְּהֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה וִידַעְתֶּ֕ם כִּֽי־יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת שְׁלָחַ֣נִי אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם וְהָיָה֙ אִם־שָׁמ֣וֹעַ תִּשְׁמְע֔וּן בְּק֖וֹל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ (ס) Men from far away ...
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In Judaism, must נְבִיאִים Neviim feel happiness in order לְהִנָּבֵא to prophesy?

In Judaism, must נְבִיאִים Neviim feel happiness in order לְהִנָּבֵא to prophesy? After we read 2 Kings 3:15, Now then, get me a musician.” As the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him, ...
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Genesis 25:22 - Who was הַנָּבִ֜יא The Prophet רִבְקָ֥ה Rivqah went to?

Genesis 25:22 - Who was הַנָּבִ֜יא The Prophet רִבְקָ֥ה Rivqah went to? Commentary by Chizkuni on Bereishit 25:22 quoting וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ לִדְרֹ֥שׁ אֶת־יְהוָֽה could allude to one of many Nevi'im. -- Do ...
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Why was Nevuchadnezer able to command horses not to whinny, and birds not to fly?

In the second chapter of Daniel in verse 38, At the beginning of his interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream Daniel explains "Hashem, gave you rule over People, wild breasts and birds of heaven, ...
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What is the interpretation of Judges 11:24?

In the book of Judges Jephthah, judge of Israel and leader of the Israelite army, tells the king of the Ammonites (chapter 11 verse 24): "Do you not hold what Chemosh your god (elohim) gives you ...
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Why was Shaul prophecising naked?

In 1 Shemuel 19:24, Shaul HaMelech is mentioned as taking off his clothes, laying naked, and prophesying. And the end of the passuk seems to indicate that prophesying naked was occasionally a trait of ...
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What are the teachings regarding prophets nowadays?

Since the Talmud mentions that once, there were hundreds of thousands of prophets: twice as many as the number of people who left Egypt (Megillah 14a), but that many had messages only for their ...
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Prophecy regarding conversion to Judaism

I remember reading somewhere in the Tanakh (in one of the of the books from Nevi'im), that when the times of the Messiah are coming near, many gentiles will start to express an increase interest in ...
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What variations are there in the Jewish canon?

Most Jewish communities have the 24 books of the Tanakh as canon, but the Ethiopian Jewish canon varies somewhat, including, e.g., the Book of Judith and the Book of Jubilees. Are there any other ...
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Why Shmuel and Rus

The Gemara in Shabbos 113b says on the possuk in Mishlei תן לחכם ויחכם עוד and on this posuk Rabbi Elazar says this is Rus and Shmuel. Apart from what the proofs the Gemara brings. I want to know why ...
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Why is Yiftach's sacrifice of his kin looked at so negatively, while Chana's "sacrifice" of kin so positively?

According to the commentaries (who include the Ralbag, Radak, Ibn Ezra and Abarbanel) who say Yiftach didn't literally kill his daughter but rather made more of a spiritual "sacrifice", where she ...
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Were the Essenes considered apikorisim?

The ancient Essenes are known as being an highly Ascetic sect, with many Mystical and Monastical practices. In fact, Rav Aryeh Kaplan seems to imply that much of our Kabala actually originated from ...
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