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Does one prophet ever prophesize to another in Tanach?

In 1 Kings 13 a prophet, whom Hazal identify as Iddo, receives a prophecy from another prophet. Are there any other times in Tanach where two people are identified in the text as being prophets where ...
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Was Deuteronomy 18:15, interpreted messianically in Judaism?

Deuteronomy 18:15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren—him you shall heed— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of ...
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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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What was the point of using the Urim v'Tummim to know the will of God if there was prophecy?

In Tanach the Urim v'Tummim (hereafter UT) are often used by kings or other leaders to discern the will of God, to, for example go to war (or not). However the process of getting an answer from the UT ...
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Free Will after Exodus

There are many sourcese.g. 1,2, that discuss what happened to the world after the splitting of the sea, and the giving of the Torah, implying that the whole world heard what happened. Everyone knew ...
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Why the was the enslavement prophecy made to Abraham?

The Torah says: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לְאַבְרָ֗ם יָדֹ֨עַ תֵּדַ֜ע כִּי־גֵ֣ר ׀ יִהְיֶ֣ה זַרְעֲךָ֗ בְּאֶ֙רֶץ֙ לֹ֣א לָהֶ֔ם וַעֲבָד֖וּם וְעִנּ֣וּ אֹתָ֑ם אַרְבַּ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָֽה׃ וְגַ֧ם אֶת־הַגּ֛וֹי אֲשֶׁ֥ר ...
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Did Samuel delay fulfilling the commandment of God?

In 1 Samuel 9:16 God tells Samuel that the next day he is sending a man from Benjamin whom Samuel is to anoint as king. Samuel meets Saul and rather than simply anoint him, he invites him to a meal (...
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Why is there no prayer for the return of prophecy?

In our prayers we ask for the return of judges, the line of David as king and a return to Jerusalem among many other things. I am not aware of any prayer which asks for a return of prophecy, prophets ...
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When did the Jews cry out about their king in fulfillment of Shmuel's prophecy?

In 1 Shmuel 8 Shmuel the Navi explains the laws of the king to the Jewish people and concludes with an apparent prophecy in pasuk 18: וּזְעַקְתֶּם֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא מִלִּפְנֵ֣י מַלְכְּכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר ...
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Do messianic prophecies have to occur immediately or can they all be fulfilled over a longer period of time before and after his arrival?

We have a wide swath of prophecies and information regarding the messianic age and the events which are to happen both prior and during mashiach. My question is whether the timelines of such events ...
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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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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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What are the peculiarities of a school or company of the prophets לַהֲקַ֚ת הַנְּבִיאִים֙ (1 Samuel 19:20)?

What are the peculiarities of a school or company of the prophets לַהֲקַ֚ת הַנְּבִיאִים֙ (I Samuel 19:20)? What did one learn in a school of the prophets? How did one become a student in a school of ...
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Was it accepted that prophecy ended?

Judaism holds that prophecy was removed in the early 2nd temple period. Was this view widely held accross Jewry of the 2nd temple, only held by Pharisees, or only made up later? Did you get folk ...
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How Prophets Reply and Help with Rashi

In Ezekiel 37:3 Then He said to me; "Son of man, can these bones become alive?" And I answered, "O Lord God, You [alone] know." Ezekiel replies by saying Hashem knows. In 2 Kings ...
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Can someone explain how the argument about Torah being reliable due to blockchain-style transmission of information works?

I've been reading a document on Sefaria which claims the following: The transmission of the Torah of Moses until today has worked in a blockchain style format, creating a trustworthy ledger of ...
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Did Bilam lose the power of prophecy?

In Bamidbar 24:14, Bilam says "I go back to my people," and Rashi explains that he knew Hashem had departed from him, and he was now like the rest of his people. Presumably this means he ...
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What should we do if a ghost reaches out to us first (as opposed to us reaching out to/consulting ghosts)?

Deut. 18:10-11 says: לא ימצא בך מעביר בנו ובתו באש קסם קסמים מעונן ומנחש ומכשף וחבר חבר ושאל אוב וידעני ודרש אל המתים Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or ...
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How did prophets know when God will speak to them, to separate from their wives?

Rashi on Numbers 12:4 comments in explanation of the word פִּתְאֹ֗ם (suddenly) that Aharon and Miriam were shouting for water to purify themselves because God had revealed Himself to them suddenly. So ...
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How did Saul prophesy after his rebellion?

In 1 Samuel 10, Saul was said to be given a new heart, and the Spirit of Hashem rushed upon him, and he prophesied with a group of prophets. (Please forgive my ignorance of Hebrew.) In 1 Samuel 16:14 ...
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Can someone translate this Targum Jonathan on Ezekiel?

Can someone translate this Targum Jonathan on Ezekiel 40:5? וְהָא שׁוּרָא מִבָּרָא לְבֵיתָא סְחוֹר סְחוֹר וּבְיַד גַבְרָא קְנֵי מְשַׁחְתָּא דְחַד מִנְהוֹן שִׁית אַמִין בְּאַמְתָא דְהִיא אַמָה ...
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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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Silence of God since Malachi?

For a long time I have heard that since Malachi God has been silent with mankind, some calling it "prophetic silence". To what extent is this true and supported by biblical sources? This was ...
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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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Did G-d put Ruach HaKodesh from Moshe to the 70 elders?

Did G-d put Ruach HaKodesh from Moshe to the 70 elders? Numbers 11:25: Then, after coming down in a cloud and speaking to him, יהוה drew upon the spirit that was on him and put it upon the seventy ...
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What is a prophet in Judaism?

When can one be considered a prophet in Judaism? What do they have to do to achieve the title of prophet? Do they have to make a predication about the future?
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Was Daniel a prophet? [duplicate]

The book of Daniel is in the Ketuvim portion of Tanach, which would indicate him not being among the prophets. However, Daniel was given the ability to interpret Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Daniel 2:19) ...
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When was the last time God spoke to man?

The Bible is full of moments where God speaks to prophets or to groups of people. But beyond the Bible God is said to speak to others in the Talmud and even later Jewish lore. Other religions are able ...
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Why would the Temple turn to a House of Prayer?

"וַהֲבִיאוֹתִים אֶל־הַר קָדְשִׁי וְשִׂמַּחְתִּים בְּבֵית תְּפִלָּתִי עוֹלֹתֵיהֶם וְזִבְחֵיהֶם לְרָצוֹן עַל־מִזְבְּחִי, כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית־תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל־הָעַמִּים׃" "I will ...
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How does Nathan's "poor man’s lamb" parable relate to David's deeds?

IIRC, the story tells us that David sleeps with Uriah's wife, impregnates her, tries to get away with it and fails, commands his general to send the husband to be murdered, and after he dies, openly ...
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Recommendations for a book that describes Prophecy

Last week, I came across ספר סודי רזיא (Sodey Raziah) by רוקח. While perusing, I found a fascinating outline of the experience of prophecy (i.e., what a prophet sees, hears, etc.). However, it's ...
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Is everyone capable of prophecy?

I have spoken to people who bring the idea that Bilaam was a prophet and therefore non-Jews can be prophets. But that was specific to the context and hence is no proof. G-d wanted to give the non-Jews ...
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When did Obadiah receive prophecy?

We know why Obadiah merited prophecy (Sanhedrin 39b). But do we know when he receive prophecy? Was it before or after conversion? Are there any sources that indicate this?
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Denying Moshe's Prophecy

In Parshas Yisro G-D guarantees Moshe that his prophecy will not be doubted by the Jewish nation from hereon "וגם בך יאמינו לעולם". However in Parshas Korach (although not in Korach's ...
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Prophet Isaiah's visit to Ahaz in Isaiah 7, was it before or after what happened in 2 Chronicles 28- 5:15?

According to 2 Chronicles 28, Aram-Damascus, under Rezin, and Israel, under Pekah, attempted to depose Ahaz through an invasion. Judah was being defeated and, according to 2 Chronicles 28, lost 120,...
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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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Is Shlomo HaMelech a prophet? [duplicate]

Does any text/source indicate that Shlomo HaMelech was a prophet? I ask because according to Muslims he was a prophet.
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Did any of the gentile prophets receive a divine message to be directed to the Jews?

Was Bilaam a prophet to both the Jews and the gentiles ? According to the site member "Baby Seal": Bilaam's prophecy (Num 23, 24), contained much pertaining to Israel, and may have been his ...
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Do prophecies have expiration date after which they would be deemed mistaken?

Reading some of the Haftoros from Ezekiel (8 or 23), I noticed that some of them had yet come to fulfillment, such as the total desolation of Egypt or Babylon. How should we treat those prophecies: ...
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Mistake in Ezekiel's vision

I seem to recall that in the Guide to the Perplexed, the Rambam says that when Ezekiel's vision speaks of four heavenly spheres (according to the Rambam's interpretation), it was because during ...
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Where did Rambam say he wrote a book about prophecy?

Where did Rambam say he wrote a book about prophecy? Sources, please. I heard Rabbi Manis Friedman talk about this in a lecture.
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End of Prophecy

The Prophet Malachi is the commonly accepted latest prophet. The latest book of the Tanach (Daniel) is about 250 years later. Is there a reason why prophecy is understood to have ended or why later ...
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Can another Prophet appear before Moshiach and Eliyahu?

The Talmud says that Malachi is the last Prophet: ת״ר משמתו נביאים האחרונים חגי זכריה ומלאכי נסתלקה רוח הקודש מישראל ואף על פי כן היו משתמשין בבת קול The Sages taught: After the last of the prophets, ...
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Who is a Gentile prophet?

The Talmud tells us that there were 7 Gentile prophets: Seven prophets prophesied to the nations of the world, and they are: Balaam and his father Beor, and Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the ...
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Recurring dreams

What is the significance of a recurring dream in Judaism? I remember in the story of Yosef...that a dream repeating twice in a night means the matter is at hand to be fulfilled but it it repeats with ...
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Why didn't God intervene in the story of Itzhak's blessings to Eisav?

We can see God intervening in numerous situations in the Book of Genesis, revealing His divine plans to our forefathers, saving them, and preventing them from falling into different traps. However, in ...
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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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visions and such of other religions-how does judaism view it?

every religion has visions of characters in their religion.this is most common among christians with near death experiences with The Nazarene,but buddhists meet amitabha and padmasambhava and go to ...
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